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MELROSE PARISH REGISTERS 



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APTISMS. MARRIAGES, PROCLAMATIONS OF 
MARRIAGES, SESSION MINUTES (1723-1741) 
AND MORTUARY ROLLS, 



1642-1820 



EDITED BY 

CHARLES S. ROMANES, C.A., 

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PREFACE. 



The Records relating to the parish of Melrose in the General 
Register House, Edinburgh, now printed, consist of certain 
volumes containing Baptisms, Proclamations of Marriages, Session 
Minutes, and a Mortuary Roll. 

The entries relating to Baptisms begin on the 28th August 
1642 and have been fairly well recorded. There are blanks in 
these Registers between i8th April 1686 and 2nd November 1690, 
i8th October 1713 and 3rd January 1714, 2ist April 1720 and 
28th May 1720, 15th August 1722 and 7th October 1722, and 
between 8th September 1723 and 24th November 1723. From 
that date until ist March 1741 the Baptisms are intermixed with 
Proclamations of Marriages and Session Minutes. 

The Baptisms seem to be carefully recorded until 30th July 
1769, when for a considerable period the\^ are entered out of order- 
No explanation can be offered for this peculiar condition of the 
Record, which continues until 1820, when the present volume closes. 

The Register of Proclamations of Marriages and Marriages 
begins on 30th June 1642. There are blanks in the Register 
between 22nd December 1650 and 14th September 1651, 27th 
November 1656 and 2nd Januar}- 1657, 26th April 1657 and 27th 
October 1657, I2th November 1657 and 8th May 1659, 28th April 
1666 and 7th November 1690. This Register is fairly well kept 
until the close of the present volume. Testimonials or church 
certificates are recorded for the period from 4th October 1652 to 
13th May 1666. 

From the Session Records in the hands of the Session Clerk, 



iv Prejace. 

Melrose, through the kindness of the Rev. R. J. Thompson, M.A., 
Minister of the Parish, the Kditor has been able to supply a 
number of Baptisms, Marriages, and records of Mortcloths ex- 
tracted fiom such Minutes and a Mortuar)- Roll from 25th De- 
cember (760 to 2 1 St August 1781. 

The second Mortuary Roll from 8th September 1781 to 30th 
December 1804 is in the Rp.c:;ister House. 

The chief portions of the Session Minutes from ist November 
1642 are in the hands of the Session Clerk. Melrose. 



(IDclrose Ipaiisb IRcoisteis. 



I. — Record of Baptisms. 



BAPETESMS. 



George Blaickie. 
Jon Wilsone. 
James Bowie. 
Walter Dalgleish. 
Jon Baine. 



Twa Blainslies. 



Thomas Meill. 

Pyper. 

George Pringall. 
James Lettham. 
William Wallace. 
Thomas Smith. 
George Shell. 
Wm. Anderson. 
James Wallace. 
James Meil. 
Nicoll Bovvar. 
Thomas Bowstan. 
James Hwnttar. 
Jon Dawedson. 
Alexander Feshar. 
Wm. Clarke. 
Andrew Penman. 
Robert Laidla. 
Andrew Reynoldson. 
Jon Dawedson. 
George Turner. 
Thomas Hunter. 
James Marre. 

Note.— Th& above names appear on the first page of the Record without 
explanation. They are probably the elders of the Church. 



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Adam Linlighgow in Melros, a dachter named Margreat ; witnesses, 

Andro Paterson, Jon Wallace. 
John Thomson in Galtonsyd, a.d.n. Margreat ; w. James and Thomas 

Marre. 
George Blakie in Melros, twa twines, Jenett and Margreat, b. ; 

w. Jon Wallace, Adam Linlighgow. 
William Barrie in Galtonsyd, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. James Mylles, Jon. 

Barrie. 
Jn. Lawrie in Melros, a.s.n. Wm.; w. James and Robert Mylies. 
Andro Meane in Newsteid, a.s.n. Andro ; w. Andro Sklaiter, Thomas 

Maine. 
Thomas Walch in Newsteid, a.d.n. Helen ; w. Wm. Fisher, Wm. 

Meaine. 
John Notman in Comislie, a.d.n. Allison ; w. Thomas Turner, Wm 

Tait. 
Robert Sklaiter in Eildon, a.s.n. Robert ; w. Richard Sklaiter, James 

Meaine, 



Melrose Record of Baptisms. 



1642. 

Oct. 4. Anclro Lookup m Dani/eltoii, a.s.n. \Vm.: w. Wm. Hud, Thomas 
Lookup. 
., i^. James Mouddie in Daniick, a.s.n. John ; w. John Drumond, Andro 

Smith. 
„ 23. Andro Bowiston in Bridgend, a.d.n. Jenett ; w. John Uscher, John 
I lownam. 
23. Andro Siiiiil) in Darnick, a.s.n. Wm.; w. George Hownam, John 

Drumond. 
23. .^Llthe\\• Walker in Uarnick, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. James Helton, 

I'homas Drumond. 
25. 'I'liomas Lookup in Mehos, a.s.n. Thomas ; \v. Thomas Linlighgow, 
Wm. Wallace. 
„ 27. Thomas Marre in Darnick, a.s.n. Nicoll ; \v. Thomas Linlighgow, 

James .Marre. 
,, „ Thomas .Morton in Galtonsyd, a.d.n. Jenet ; w. James Bowiston, 
Thomas Clerk. 
Nov. 8. James Riddall in Newtoun, a.s.n. James ; w. John Riddall, Thomas 
Mill. 
., lames \air in Newtoun, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Nicoll Mill, Nicoll 

Ker. 
15. Nicoll Schisholme, a.d.n. Marian; w. Andrew Cook, Wm. 
Schisholme. 
,, 21. Thomas Ormiston, a.d.n. Jenett; w. Wm. Ormiston, Andrew 
Ormiston. 
Dec. 2. George Barrie, a.s.n. David ; w. Mr. David Fletcher, Wm. Ormiston, 
Wm. Edgar. 
4. George Shibball in Eilden, a.d.n. Margreat : w. James Meanie, 
Wm. Schisholme. 
„ 17. Andrew Hownam in Bridgend, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. John Uscher, John 

Moffat. 
„ „ Jon Drumond, a.d.n. Margreat ; w. James Mouddie, Andro Smith. 
„ 19. John Wright, a.d.n. Margreat; w. Thomas Law, RolDert Law. 
1643. 
Jan. 8. Thomas Paterson in Galtonsyd, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. James Marre, Gawin 
Martin, John Birckart. 
9. Jon \'air in Melros, a.d.n. Jeane ; w. James A^air, Wm. Watson. 
,, John Bicket in Damzelton, a.d.n. Margreat ; w. James Ealies, William 
Ridfourd. 

22. John Uscher in Darnick, ; w. Andrew Kennydie, John 

Messr. 
Feb. 6. Richard Meane in Newsted, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. Andrew and John 
Meanes. 
„ 8. William Fisher in Darnick, a.s.n. William ; w. Michall Fischer 

Thomas Linlithgow. 
„ 8. William Wryght in Galtonsyd, a.d.n. Jenett ; w. James Mean, 

Thomas Maban. 
„ „ James Freir in Galtonsyd, a.s.n. Archibald ; w. Robert Freir Robert 

Mylles. 
„ u. William Wallace in Melros, a.s.n. George; w. Mitchell Fischer 

Thomas Lithgow. 
„ 13. J.imes Lithgow in Ridpeth, a.s.n. William ; w. Mitchell Fischer 

William I'ischer. 
„ 16. Thomas Bowsting in (Galtonsyd, a.s.n. James ; w. I homas and James 

ii<jwstings. 
„ 21. Robert Ferfer in Newsted, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. .Andrew Sclaiter, Andrew 
Mcani;. 
Mar. I. Robert .Meane in Newsted, a.s.n. Alexander; w. James and John 
Meanes. 
„ 12. Robert Whvtc in Ncwtounc, a.d.n. Bessie; w. Henrie Cochrane 
Niroll Mill. 



Melrose Record of Baptisms. 



1643. 

Mar. 14. James Ballantyn in Langhaugh, a.s.n. James ; w. Andro Darling, Peter 
Darling. 
,, „ Andrew Ormiston in Langlee, a.d.n. Janie ; w. Hew Bell, Thomas 
Lithgow. 



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Thomas Law in Melros, a.d.n. Margreat ; w. Jon Wright, Robert Law. 
„ 22. Robert Freir in Galtonsyd, a.d.n. Margreat ; w. James Marr, James 

Freir. 
April 3. Alexander Ridpeth in Melros, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Wm. Ormistoune, Wm. 

Edgar. 
„ 8. William Edgar in Melros, a.s.n. William ; w. Thomas Lithgow, Alexr. 

Fischer. 
,, 9. Robert Brown in Newsteid, a.d.n. Margreat ; w. George Meane, 

Thomas Welch. 
„ 21. James Merton in Westhouses, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Walter Maban, Wm. 

Cooper. 
„ 23 NicoU Mersser in Bridgend, a.d.n. Bessie ; w. Jon Urscher, Jon W^right. 
,, 24. Thomas Hiton in Westhouses, ane nephoy, bap. his name Georg ; 

w. Robert and Andrew Hitons. 
,, 28. Andrew Cook in Melrose, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. Wm. Edgar, Andrew 

Sklaiter. 
Maii 7. Robert Lithgow in Eildown, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Richard Sklaiter, John 

Bower. 
„ ,, James Gray in Blanislie, a.s.n. John ; w. John Sunnes, Jon. lilakie. 
„ „ Andrew Hoome in Newsted, a.d.n. Jon ; w. Andro Sklaiter, Andro 

Meine. 
„ 8. Robert Trotter in Housbayer, a.s.n. James ; w. Thomas Lithgow, 

William Wallace. 
„ „ James Wallace in Melros, a.s.n. James ; w. William Edgar, NicoU 

Mosse. 
„ 24. Gawin Richardsonne in Housbyre, a.d.n. Bessie ; w. James Darling, 

James Henrysone. 
,, 30. James Ealies in Damzelton, a.s.n. William ; w. Andrew Paterson, 

Wm. Lithgow. 
June 3. Alexander Ealies, fornicator with Issobell Hobkirk, a.s.n. Georg ; 

w. George Holiewall, James Lithgow. 
,, 3. William Wright in Housbyres, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. David and 

Thomas Robertsons. 
„ 5. Thomas Gill in Commyslie, a d.n Bessie ; w. Adam Newtoun, 

Thomas Gill. 
„ 9. Robert Bunzie in Newtown, a.d.n. Bessie ; w. Thomas Bunzie, 

Andrew Wilson. 
,, 22. James Marre in Gatonsyd, a.d.n. Isobell ; w. Robert Freir, Jon 

Holievall. 
Julii 9. Richard Moss in Darnick, a.s.n. Wm.; w. Jon Moss, Nicoll Moss. 
,, 20. Andro Darling in Westhouses, a.d.n. Mary ; w. Wm. Bell, Jon Scott. 
„ 27. Adam Newtoun in Comyshe, a.d.n. Marion ; w .Thomas and James 

Fairgreives. 
„ 30. Thomas Maben in Darnick, a.d.n. Margreat ; w. Thomas Law, Jon 

Maben. 
Aug. 7. James Bowsting in Galtonsyd, a.d.n. Bessie ; w. Wm. Ormystoun, 

James Marre. 
,, 13. George Hownam in Dernick, a.d.n. Margreat ; w. James P^ischer, 

John Hownam. 
Sept. 4. Johne Maban in Melros, a.s.n. Walter ; w. Jon Waugh, Walter 

Maben. 
„ 14. William Fischer in Draygrang, a.d.n. Helen ; w. Thomas Lithgow, 

William Wallace. 
„ „ Jon jNIersser in Eildoun, a.d.n. Janet ; w. Jon Waugh, Jon Bell. 
„ „ Bernard Mersser in Bridgend, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Wm. Mersser, Jon 

Hownam. 



Melrose Record of Baptisms. 



'643. 

Sept. 14. Andrew Mcrsscr in Darniik, a.s.n. Nicoll ; w. Robt. Mersser, Jon 
Meisser. 
„ 23. Nicoll Mill m Xewtounc, a.d.n. Isohell : w. Win. Ker, Wm. Holwall. 
„ i\ \\ in. Hiownc in N'cwstead, a.d.n. Janet ; w. Thomas Mersser, Robert 
Hrownc. 
Oct. 2. Curbcrt Koberlsone in Newstead, a.s.n. Andicw ; w. Andrew Sklaiter, 
D.nid Meine. 
1. .Andic'w I liion, fornicator with Bessie Meine, a.d.n. Mary; w. Nicoll 
.Mill, .Alexander Hastie. 
„ 8. Win. Henderson in I.anj^shaw Mill, a.s.n. Thomas; w. Thomas Gill, 

J(in Notman. 
„ 15. Thomas Marlin in Galtonsyd, fornicator with Janet Barrie, a.d.n. 

.Aj^iH's ; w. James Marre, Jon Holiewell. 
„ 24. W in. W'rij^ht in Galtonsyd, a.s.n. Jon ; w. Jon Pringell of Williamlaw, 

Wm. ( )rmiston. 
„ 25. Ruben i'rinyell of Blindlie, a.s.n. Henrie ; w. Jon Pringle, Thomas 

Lithyow. 
„ 29. 'Thomas Mane in Darnick, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Jon Uscher, James 
Fisher. 
30. Jon Hownam in Bridgend, a.d.n. Chrystian ; \v. George Bowsting, 
Jasper Bailtie. 
Nov. 6. Alexr. Hiton in Newsteid, a.s.n. Alexander ; w. Henrie Cochrane, 
Williame Ker. 
,, 27. William Mein in Newsteid, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Thomas Lithgow, 
Robert Mem. 
Dec. y. Johne Edgar in .Melros, twa daughters n. Jeane and Isobell ; w. 
Thomas Lithgow, Wm. Wallace, Wm. Edgar, Alex. Ealies. 
„ 24. James Mein in Eildoune, a.s.n. James ; w. Richard Sklaiter, Jon 

Bower. 
„ „ Robert Mersser in Darnick, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Nicoll Moss, Jon 

Urscher. 
1644. 
Jan. 8. Thomas Marre in Galtonsyd, a.d.n. Agnes ; \v. James Marre, Rot. 
Freir. 
„ 13. Andrew Paterson in Melros, a.s.n. James ; w. Wm. Bower, Jon 

Bower. 
„ „ William Fambe in Eildoune, a.s.n. Jon ; U-. James .Meine, George 
Sybball. 
Fel). II. Andrew Cuik in Dernick, a.d.n. Janet; w. Wm. Fischer, Nicoll 
Schisholme. 
„ 15. Andrew Mersser in Dernick, a.s.n. Andrew; w. Nicoll Moss, Jon 

Moss. 
„ 22. 'Thomas Mill, fornicator with Agnes Ker, a.s.n. Jon ; w. Henrie 

Cochrane, James Stennous. 
„ „ Nicoll Moss in Dernick, a.s.n. Wm.; w. Wm. E<lgar, Wm. Fischer. 
„ 26. Nicoll Mersser in Dernick twa dochters n. Malie and Jonet ; w. Nicoll 
Moss, Andro Mersser. 
Mar. 10. Jon Mein in Newsteid, a.s.n. Jon ; w. Thomas Benzie, David Mein. 
„ iC). (Jeor^e Mcrten in Galtonsyd, a.d.n. Margreat : w. (iawin Merten, 

James .Mcrten. 
„ 25. Hew Bell in Langlie, a.d.n. Anna ; w. 'Thomas Lithgow, Wm. 
Wallace. 
Apryll 14. AirhilKild Moftat, fornicator with Issobell MotTat, their s.n. 
Arc hibald ; w Rot. Moffat, James Stoddart. 
,, 27. Bernard Wils«)ne in Newsteid, a.d.n. Jonet ; w. Wm. Mein, James 

Mein. 
„ 28. Nicoll Ker in Newsteid, a.s.n. Jon ; w. Jon Oynes, Mark Troumlile. 
Maii 9. Jon Scr)tt in Westhouscs, a.s.n. Jon ; w! Jon Holiewell, Wm. Couper. 
„ 19. (George Hoy in Galtonsyd, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. James Marre, Robert 
Freir, 



Melrose Recoi'd of Baptisms. 5 

1644. 

Mail 19. James Stennous in Newtoun, a.d.n. Bessie ; w. Nicoll Mill, Richard 

Sklaiter. 
„ 31. James Cairncros in Hillslope, a.s.n. Jon ; vv. Wm. Cairncros, Alexr. 

Anderson. 
June 9. Richard Sklaiter in Eildoune, a.s.n. Rot. ; w. Thomas Sklaiter, James 

Mein. 
„ „ Robert Braidie in Eildoune, a.d.n. Agnes ; \v. Rob. Sklaiter, James 

Main. 
„ 13. Andrew Mein in Newsteid, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Andrew Sklaiter, 

George Mein. 
„ „ Robert Forfer in Newsteid, a.s.n. Williame ; w. Curbert Bowie, 

Thomas Bowie. 
„ 15. Robert Clerk in Galtonsyd, a.s.n. Jon; w. George Holiewall, James 

Freir. 
,, 27. Thomas Laidla in Allanschaws, a.d.n. Bessie ; w. Jon Mofifet, 

Archibald Moffet. 
„ last. Gawane Martine in Melros, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; vv. Wm. Edgar, 

Walter Donaldson. 
Julii 2. Robert Ormistoune in Galtonsyd, a.d.n. Margreat ; w. Rot. Philp, 

Wm. Couper. 
,, 29. William Martoune in Westhouses, a.d.n. Janet ; w. Robert Wood, 

Thomas Robertson. 
„ „ James Vair in Newtoune, a.d.n. Isobell ; w. Thomas Ker, Alexander 

Hitone. 
„ 15. James Ker in Damzeltoune, a.d.n. Jonet ; w. James Ealies, Andro 

Paterson. 
„ „ Thomas Bower in Eildonne, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Richard Sklaiter, Jon 

Bower. 
Aug. 4. William Laidla in Newtoune, a.s.n. Johne and s.n. Jon ; w. Thomas 

Stennous, Wm. Young. 
„ 20. Andrew Mein in Melros, a.d.n. Jeane ; w. David Mein, James 

Wallace. 
,, 25. Robert Trotter in Housbyres, a.s.n. Ale.xr. ; w. Thomas Lithgow, 

Wm. Wallace. 
„ „ Nicoll Cochrane in Newtoune, a.s.n. Nicoll ; w. Nicoll Mill, Thomas 

Stennous. 
Sept. I. Andrew Mein in Newsted, a.s.n. Andro ; w. Henrie Cochrane, Andro 

Sklaiter. 
„ 8. John Holliewall in Galtonsyd, a.d.n. Jonet ; w. James Marre, James 

Freir. 
„ 22. Adame Lithgow in Melros, a.s.n. Jon ; w. James Lithgow, Hew Bell. 
„ 29. James Symsone in Newsteid, a.d.n. Margreat ; w. Wm. Symsone, 

Jon Symsone. 
Oct. 12. Jon Drumond in Galtonsyd, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. James Freir, 

Robert Mylles. 
„ 21. Jon Blakie in Comysliehill, a.s.n. Jon ; w. Jon Sunnous, George 

Turner. 
Nov. 2. Walter Urscher in Bridgend, a.s.n. Jon ; w. Jon Urscher, Jasper 

Baittie. 
„ „ Nicoll Mersser in Bridgend, a.s.n. Wm ; w. Andrew Bowsting, Jon 

Hownam. 
,, 10. Andrew Patersone in Damzeltoun, a.s.n. Andro ; w. James Bounzie, 

Adam Lithgow. 
„ „ William Bower in Melros, a.d.n. Jonet ; w. Jon Bower, James Ealies. 
Dec. I. James Mein in Newsteid, a.s.n. Robert ; w. Alexr. Mein, David Mein. 
„ last. Georg Holiewall in Galtonsyd, a.d.n. Jonet ; w. Thomas Maban, 

Thomas Bowsting. 
1645. 
Jan. 14. Georg Blakie in Melross, a..n. Georg ; w. Johne Wallace, Edame 

Lithgow. 



Melrose Reeord of Baptisms. 



1645. 

Jan. 23. Will. Wiyglit in llousbyres, a.d.n. Jonet ; w. Robert 1 rotter, Thomas 
Koljersone. 
30. James Mosse in Galtonsyd, a.d.n. Euijliaiiie ; u. \\'in. Hoy, James 
Houslinf;. 
„ „ KoljL'it riiilip in (^laltonsyd, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. James Freir, Thomas 
.Mahiin. 
Kcb. I I. Kicliard Mcin in Newsted, a.s.n. Andro ; w. Alcxr. INIain, Andrew 
-Mein. 
„ ,, Jon Bowsting in GaUonsyd, a.d.n. .Marg. ; w. James Freir, Thomas 

Law. 
„ „ Jon Martin in Melros. a.s.n. Thomas ; \v. Thomas Lithgow, Tliomas 
Martin. 
Mar. I. Anthew Cuik in Melros, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Wm. Edgar, Andrew 
.Sklaiter. 
„ „ Williame Kennydie in Darnick, a.d.n. Jeane ; w. Andrew Kennydie, 

James Hitone. 
„ 23. James Riddall in Newtoune, a.d.n. Jonet ; \v. NicoU Milne, Thomas 
Stenous. 
April 4. Jon Uscher in Dernick, a.d.n. Jonet ; w. James Hiton, Andrew 
Kennedie. 
„ 13. William Swanstoun in Thripwod, furnicator with Issobell Paiersone, 

a.d.n. Janet ; \v. Jon Moffet, James Moftet. 
„ 23. William Fischer in Dernick, a.d.n. Jeane ; w. Andrew Kennedie, Jon 

Hownam. 
„ last. Alexander Dobsone in Bolsid, a.s.n. Jon ; w. Jon Dobsone, Andrew 
Tun no. 
Maii I. Robert Scot in Melros, twa twines, baptised a sonne name Frances, 
and a dochtcr, name, Jeane ; w. Thomas Law, Andro Sklaiter. 
„ 4. Thomas Welch in Newstead, a.d.n. Margreat ; w. Andro Sklaiter, 

Robert Forsin. 
„ 7. Thomas Pringell in Comisliehill, a.s.n. Jon ; w. Patrick Blakie, James 

Murray. 
„ 9. Jon Scott in Westhouses, a.s.n. Jon ; w. Nicoll Mill, John Holiwall. 
„ 27. Alex. Mein in Newsted, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. David Mein, James Mein. 
June 8. Jn. Noltmaine in Hagbourne, fornicator with Margt. Blakie, a.s.n. 
James ; w. James Duke, James Turner. 
„ 2.\. James Mcine in Faldonnesyde, a.d.n. Margarett ; w. Thomas Lith- 
gow, James Murray. 
„ 20. Adame N'oung in Newtoune, a.s.n. Adamc ; w. Nicoll Mill, Henrie 

Cochrane. 
„ 29. Nicoll Kar in Newtoune, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. William Forsane, Adame 

Young. 
„ 30. James Luckupe in Melross, a.s.n. Jon ; w. (ieorge Elliott, Andrew 
Mene. 
July 22. I'atrick Luckupe in :\Iclross, a.d.n. l^hlrrJorie ; w. Jon Barrey, Gawine 
Meilne. 
„ 22. Andrew Sklaitour in Newsteid, a.s.n. Thoma.s : w. James Meine, Jon 

Mcinc. 
„ 22. Jon Thomsone in Galtonsyde, a.s.n. Johne ; w. Robert Holvwell 

Robert Phillii>e. 
„ 30. Tl'.omas Urmistoune in Galtonsyde, a.s.n. William ; w. \\'i!liame 
Ormistoune, Hew Bell. 
.Aug. 3. Williame Lambe in Mdounc, a.s.n. Richard : w. )ames Meine, 
Richard Sclatour. 
„ 3. James Freir in Galtensyde, a.s.n. Alexander ; w. Robert Freir, Georoe 

Hclliwelle. ' " 

„ 3. John Meine in Newstead, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Andron Meine, Nicoll 

Cochrane. 
„ 8. Ricliaid Moss in I )arno(k, a.d.n. Jannel : w. loiine Moss, Nicoll 
Moss. 



Melrose Record of Baptisms. 



1645- 

Aug. 10. William Darling in Buckholme, a.d.n. Bessie ; w. George Pringill, 

Edward Darling. 
„ 15. Robert Sclatour in Yldoiine, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Richard Sclater, 

Wiliiame Meine. 
„ 22. Johne Messer in Darnock, a.d.n. Jennett ; w. Wiliiame Fischar, 

Thomas .Mar. 
„ 24. George Dagleish in Hagbourne, a.d.n. Catherine ; \v. Jon Pringill, Mr. 

James Hunter. 
„ 24. William Moffett in Thripwoode, a.s.n. Johne ; w. James Moffett, 

George Romanes. 
„ 29. Andrew Meine in Newsteid, a.s.n. Johne ; w. Jon Maine, Jon Maine {sic). 
„ 29. Wiliiame Helliweell in Darnock, a.s.n. Johne ; w. William Spotiswood, 

Andro Messer. 
„ 31. Wiliiame Scheill in Blainshe, a.s.n. Wiliiame ; w. George Scheill, 

William Hall. 
.Sept. 22. Andrew Willsone in Newsteid, a.s.n. Johne ; w. Johne Meine, Androw 

Meine. 
^^ 22. Thomas Lookupe in Melreiss, a.s.n. Johne (.?) ; w. Johne Crament, 

Mark Halyburton. 
„ 27. Robert Turner, servant to my Lord Haddingtoune, a.s.n. James ; w. 

Johne Turner, Richard Alexander. 
,, 27. William Fischar in Drygrange, a.d.n. Eupham ; w. Johne Fischar, 

Thomas Lithgow. 
„ 28. George Suinneyis in Mosshouses, a.d.n. Helene ; w. James Dawsone, 

Wiliiame Smith. 
„ 28. James Stenhouse in Newtoune, a.s.n. Androw ; w. Thomas Stenhouse, 

Thomas Karr. 
Nov. 5. Mark Martine in Westhouses, a.s.n. Robert ; av. Robert Martine, 

Gawine Martine. 
,, 5. Androue Smith in Darnock, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Wiliiame Fischar, 

Wiliiame Mersser. 
„ 5. Thomas Drummond, sodger in Buccleugh's regiment, a.s.n. Thomas ; 

w. Johne Moss, Johne Drummond. 
„ 5. Thomas Bousteane in Melroise, a.s.n. Michaell, forn ; w. William 

Wallace, Andrew Bousteane. 
„ 22. Wiliiame Chisholme in Yldone, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. Richard Sclatour, 

James Meine. 
„ 27. Johne Marr in Melroise, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Richard Sclatour, Johne 

Wryght. 
Dec. 9. NicoU Chisholme in Darnock, a.d.n. Marrione ; w. Andrew Cuik, 

William Chisholme. 
„ 9. James Gleiss residenter in Melroise, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Thomas 

Lithgow, Johne Edgar. 
,, 26. James Thomline in Gattensyde, a.s.n. James ; w. James Hietonne, 

Johne Hietonne. 
„ 26. James Dousone in Mosshouses, a.s.n. Wiliiame ; w. John Fischarr, 

Robt. Trotter. 
,, 27. Johne Meine in Newsteid, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Robert Meine, Wiliiame 

Andersone. 
,, 27. Thomas Patersone, sodger in the Londiang regiment, a.d.n. Agnes, 

died ; w. W'illiame Marr, Johne Bickett. 
1646. 
Jan. 7. James Wauch in Melroiss, a.d.n. Margarett ; w. Wiliiame Bower, John 

Bower, forn. 
„ 14. .Matthew Walker in Buccleuchis' regiment, a.d.n. Margarett ; w. 

James Hietoune, Johne Hietoune. 
,, 18. Robt. Browne in Newsteid, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Johne Meine, Androu 

Meine. 
„ 18. Wiliiame Anderson in Shelbrig (?) in Gallowsheilds parosch, a.d.n. 

Issobell ; w. John Andersone, Thomas Dobson. 



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Ian. 18. Aiuhoii Ik-itounc in Xeutoune, a.d.n. Alysone ; w. Walter Donaldsone, 

jon Wallace. 
iS. laiiies Kdyar in Newsteid, a.s.n. James ; w. Thomas Laidlay, Thomas 

.Mylnc. 
2;. Antlrcw Merser in Uarnock, a.d.n. Margarett ; w. Androu Sclatour, 

Johnc Wallace. 
12. Johnc Davidsone in Eislingtoune, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Williame Edgar, 

.Anilrew I'aterson. 
,, 23. James .Meine in Newsteid, a.s.n. Johne ; w. Jon Meine, Androu 

Sclatour. 
Feb. 6. Andreu Meine in (jattensyde, a.d.n. Alison ; \v. James Kreir, Thomas 

Koustounc. 
„ „ Andruo Hietoune in Westhouses, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Thomas 

Hietoune, Jon Scott. 
„ 8. William Karr in Neutoune, a.s.n. Johne ; \v. Nicoll Cochrane, Thomas 

Slenhouse. 
„ 22. .Ml. Johne Lithgow, a.s.n. Thomas ; \v. Johne Scott, Johne Pringill. 
„ 22. Williame Fischar in Darnick, a.d.n. Marrion ; w. Alexander Fischar, 

William Fischar. 
,, 22. Robert Lcithane in Yldeine, a.s.n. Robert ; \v. .\ndreu Patersone, 

Richard Sclatour. 
Mar. 7. Cuthbert Bower in Newsteid, a.d.n. Jannet ; \v. Johne Meine, Thomas 

Marr. 
„ 15. James Hietoune in Darnock, a.s.n. James; w. George (jriersone, 

John Uscher. 
„ 15. James Romanus in Blainslie, a.d.n. Heillene ; w. James Davidsone, 

Edward Romanus. 
„ 15. Thomas Browne in Faundonesyde, in Gallowsheilds parosch, a.d.n. 

Issobell ; \\. James Meine, Jon Mebane. 
„ 22. Rot. Clark in (iattonsyde, a.d.n. Margarett ; w. Robert Freir, Jon 

Helliwall. 
„ 22. Jon Bickett in Danzeltoun, a.s.n. Rodger ; w. James Eillis, Jon 

Watsone. 
„ 22. Thomas Wryt in Caldsheils, in Gallowsheilds parosch, a.d.n. 

Elizabeth ; w. Jon Idingtoune, George Wallace. 
,, 22. Wm. Hoy in Gattensyde, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Cieorge Hoy, (George 

Helliwall. 
,, 29. James Bousteane, in Westhouses, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Thomas Purvess, 

George Helliwall. 
Apryil 5. George Mersser in Darnock, a.s.n. Johne ; w. Nicoll Moss, Johne 

Moss. 
„ 5. Johne Wilsone in Gallosheills, &c., a.s.n. Johne ; w. Jon Creibs, 

Phillip Darling. 
,, 5. Georjje Scheill in Gallowsheills, &c., a.s.n. Marrione ; w. Androu 

Willsone, William Darling. 
„ 12. ThoM)as Hoy in Colmcsliehill, a.d.n. Agnes; \v. Jon Blaikie, Patrick 

Ailkine. 
„ 26. James Blaikie in Colmysliehill, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Jon Souneyis, Jon 

Turner. 
„ 26. Robt. Law in Melrois, a.s.n. James ; w. Andreu Davidsone, Johne 

Wrycht. 
„ 26. Andreu Mersser in Darnock, a.s.n. George ; w. George Messr, Nicoll 

Moss. 
Man. 3. Thomas Eillis in Danzeltoune, a.d.n. Kalherine ; w. Jon Bickett, 

James Eillis. 
10. Wm. W^ryt in Gattonsyde, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. Jon Wryt, Jon 

Meine. 
„ 10. Wm. Edgar in .Melrois, a.s.n. Johne ; w. Johne Edtjar, Wm. 

Wallace. 
„ 10. Wm. Scheill in Blanslic, a s.n. Wm. ; w. (.ieorge Scheill, Wm Hall. 



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1646. 

Mali 27. Jon Hair in Meliois, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Androu Patersone, Rt. Law. 
June 21. Nicoll Mersser in Darnock, a.s.n. Nicoll ; w. Nicoll Moss, Jon 

Mersser. 
July 12. Rot. Piingill of Blindlie, a.d n. Elizabeth; w. James Cockburne, 
Peter Darling. 
,, 12. Johne Helliwall in Gattonsyd, a.s.n. Johne ; w. Jon Helliwal, Rot. 

Mylnes. 
„ 12. Nicol Mersser in Darnock, a.s.n. Johne ; w. Jon Mersser, Nicol Moss. 
„ 19. Wm. Ormistoun in Gattonsyde, a.s n. Thomas ; \v. James Marr, Johne 

Wryt. 
„ 26. James Stoddart in Thripwood, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Jon Moffett, Thomas 

Laidlaw. 
„ 31. Richard Sclatour in Newsteid, a.s.n. Robert ; \v. Jon Meine, Rot. 
Mersser. 
Aug. 16. Androu Kennedie in Darnock, a.s.n. Wm ; w. Nicoll Moss, Wm. 
Fischar. 
„ 23. Charles Clark in Gattonsyde, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. James Marr, James 

Bousteane. 
„ 28. James Lukupe in Gattensyde, a.s.n. Patrick ; w. James Marr, James 
Bousteane. 
Sept. 8. Wm. Karr in Newtoune, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. Nicoll Mylne, Henrie 
Cochrane 
„ 27. Richard Sclatour in Williamlaw, a.s.n. Williame ; w. Richard 

Sclatour, Robert Meine. 
,, 27. James Deipo in Williamlaw, a.d.n. Margarett ; w. Jon Deipo, Jon 
Blaikie. 
Oct. 2. Androu Patersone in Meirois, a.d.n. Christiene ; \v. Andrew Patersone, 
Robert Law. 
„ 9. James Meine in Newsteid, a.s.n. David ; w. David Meine, Rot. Meine. 
„ 16. Thomas Lyell in Blainslie, a.d n. Agnes ; w. George Sheill, Edward 

Darling. 
„ 18. George Hoy in Gattonsyde, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. James Marr, Wm. Hoy. 
,, „ Jon Wattsone in Danzeltoun, a.s.n. Wm ; w. James Eillis, Androu 

Peaterson. 
„ 25. Johne Drunnrient in Bankmill, a.d.n. Marrione ; w. Androu Cairn- 
cross, Richd. AUexr. 
„ 25. Wm. Davidsone in Laudopmuir, a.d. Eupha ; w. Thomas Freirgreiff, 
Hew Bell. 
Nov. 3. Robert Bunzie in Newsteid, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. Rot. Meine, Alexr. 
Meine. 
,, 13. James Symsone in Newsteid, a.d.n. Marrione ; w. Wm. Symsone, 

Jon Symsone. 
„ 15. Wm. Taitt in Buckholme, a.s.n. Johne, w. Alexr. Eilliss, Rot. Trotter. 
,, 15. James Meine in YIdoun, a.d.n. Jennett ; w. Wm. Chisholme, Richard 

Sclatour. 
„ 20. Rot. Meine in Newsteid, a.d.n. Bessie : w. Androw Meine, Alexr. 

Meine. 
„ 29. George Bowstoun in Bridgend, a.s.n. Johne ; w. Johne Hownam, Nicol 

Meine. 
„ „ Nicol Cochrane in the Newtoun, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. Nicol Milne, 
Thomas Chisholm. 
Dec. 4. Alexr. Heittoun in Newtoun, a.s.n. Andro ; w. Nicol Miln, Andro 
Cochrane. 
,, 6. Hew Bell of Langlie, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Thomas Lithgow, William 

Fischer. 
„ „ Robert Trotter in Howsebyres, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Alexr. Ellis, John 

Edgar. 
,, 27. John Dim mack in Gatonside, a.d.n. Janet ; w. James Mar, James 

Bowsting. 
„ „ John Scot in Melros, a.s.n. Johne; w. Johne Wright, George Blaickie. 



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1647. 

Jan. I. Aiulro Lukup, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. Andrew Patersone, James Lukup. 
„ „ Ricliaril Schlaiter, a.d.n. Janet ; w Robert Mcine, John Howar. 
„ 8. Jas. Ellis in iJan/eltoiin, a.d.n. Isobel ; \v. Anchtni Patersone, Thomas 
Kllis. 
10. 'I'hoinas Patersone in Gallowshields, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Johne Lorinier, 
Jolme Mason. 
„ „ James Wallace in Meiros, a.d.n. Helene ; \v. William Wallace, Alexr. 
Ellis. 
I'"eb. 5. iames Cairncross of Hilslope, a.d.n. Isobel; w. Nicol Milne, Nicol 
Cairncross. 
„ 21. Georye Wallace, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Thomas Lithgow, Adam Lithgow. 
„ 25. Andro Cuik, a.s.n. David ; w. Mr. David Fletcher, James Lithgow. 
„ 28. William lUnvar, a.s.n. William : w. Johne Wallace, John Bowar. 
,, ,, Davitl Thomson, a.d.n. Margret ; w. George Pringle, Johne Frater. 
Mar. 18. Johne Notman, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Thomas Laidlay, Thomas Wark. 
,, 28. Johne Lawrie, a.s.n. Johne ; w. Nicoll Miles, Andro Miles. 
„ „ Robert Schlaiter, of Galashills, a.d.n. Marie ; w. George Friar, William 
Major. 
April 1 1. James Mar, a.s n. James ; \v. James Bouston, Johne Halliwell. 

„ 18. James Meine in Newsteid, a.s.n. .Yndro ; w. Andro Meine, Robert 

Meine. 
„ „ James Meine in Fadonside, a.s.n. James ; w. Thomas Lithgow, Johne 

Meine. 
„ „ Johne Hettoun in the Bridgend, a.s.n. Leonard ; \v. Johne Uscher, 

George Hettoun. 
„ „ Johne Hittoun in Darnick, a.d.n. Janet ; w. Andro Boustoun, Andro 

Smith. 
„ last. Thomas Feirgrievein Choislie, a.s.n. W'illiam ; w. \Villiam Cairncross, 
Thomas Jacks. 
May 2. Adam Trumbal in Newsteid, a.s.n. George ; w. Andro Schlaiter, Andro 
Boustoun. 
„ „ Andro Bowstoun in Bridgend, a.s.n. Johne ; w. Johne Hownam, 
Andro Chisholm. 
Bartholomew W^alker, a.s.n. Janet ; w. William Edgar, Ale.xr. 

Red path. 
Robert Blaickie in Hackburn, a.s n. Patrick ; w. Patrick Blaikie, 

Patrick Aitken. 
Thomas Hcitton, a.d.n. Isabel ; w. Andro Hutton, George Pringle. 
Thomas Miles, a.d.n. Jean ; w. Bartholomew Walker, John Hae. 
Robert Bradie, a.s.n. James ; w. Richard Sclater, Johne Bowar. 
John Wright, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Thomas Carr, William Wright. 
Richard Lyes, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. Robert Lyes, William Sandelands. A 

testimonial from Mr. John Newlands. 
Bernard Wilson, a.d.n. Christane ; w. Andro Schlater, Andro Meine. 
.■\ndiew Cuik, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. Nicoll Chisholme, William Chisliolme. 
John Boustoun, a.d.n. Alison ; w. Robert Trotter, James Boustoun. 
Richard Bouston, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. James Fischer, James Symson. 
John Sore (?j, a.s.n. James ; w. James Mar, John Holywell. 
Andro Stewart, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. Richard Schlaiter, George Merser. 
(ieorge Davidson, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. Johne Lycl, William Stirling. 
Johne MoflVt, a.s.n. Archibald ; w. Archibald .Mofiet, James Moffet. 
William Laidlay, a.s.n. James ; w. Thomas Stenhouse, William Ker. 
William Mcsser, a.s.n. Peter ; w. .Vrchiliald Moftet, James Mofifet. 
Andro Morar, a.s.n. John ; w. Johne Morar, Robert Morar. 
Thomas Schlaiter, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. Robert Trotter, James Dawson. 
William Laidly, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. William Ladly, James Riddell. 
Thomas Welch, a.s.n. William ; w. Roljert Meine, Andro Schlaiter. 
„ W'illiam Cairncross, a.s.n. James ; w. Xicoland Clcorge Cairncrosses. 
18. Nicoll Chishom, a.s.n. James ; w. Andro Cuik, Williain Chishom. 
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Oct. 18. William Caiincrose, a.s.n. James ; \v. Adam Lithgow, George Blackie. 
Nov. 7. William Wilson, a.d.n. Aignes ; w. Bernard Wilson, James Messer. 
„ 16. Andro Cairnci^osse, a.s.n. William ; w. James Huetson, Patrick 

Etkine. 
,, 20. James Mophet, a.s.n. Robert ; w. William Mophet, Johne Mophet. 
„ „ Nicoll Kerr, a.s.n. Nicoll ; w. William Kerr, NicoU Cochrane. 
„ „ Johne Thomson, a.s.n. James ; w. James Cairncrosse, Andro Mylles. 
Dec. 5. Johne Cochrane, a.s.n. Johne ; w. Johne Mosse, Johne Usher. 
,, 10. Robert Forson, a.s.n. James ; \v. Andro Slaitter, Andro Meine. 
„ 12. William Fisher, a.s.n. Johne ; \v. John Fisher, Olr. Fisher. 
„ „ Johne Purviouse, a.s.n. Johne ; w. Adam Walker, Adam Paterson, a 
testimoniell from the elder of Gallowshelles. 
Andro Kerre, a.d.n. Janet ; w. Walter Donelson, Thomas Buie. 
James Eilisie, a.d.n. Margret; \v. Thomas Lithgow, Olr. Eilise. 
George Pattersone, a.d n. Isobell ; w. Johne Purviuse, John Pattersone, 
a testimonial from ye elders of Gallowshilles. 

Andro Meine, a.d.n. Isobell ; w. Johne Meine, Andro Sclaitter. 
George Dalgleishe, a.s.n. Johne ; w. Johne Pringell, Andro Pringell, 
baptised in the Stoll. 
7. Thomas Loukup a.d.n. Margrat ; w. Thomas Lithgow, William 
Wallace. 
Air. Clapperton, a.s.n. Air.; w. Adam Clapperton, Andro Darline. 
Robert Philipe, a.d.n. Isobell ; w. Thomas Ormiston, William Hay. 
Charles Clark, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Johne Holliwell, John Drummant. 
George Merten, a.s.n. Johne ; w. Mathew Walker, James Fisher. 
William Wright, a.s.n. Joline ; w. Johne Wright, James Boustoun. 
Andro Ruttlage, a.s.n. Johne ; w. Thomas Freirgrive, Richard Oliver. 
Johne Shill, a.s.n. William ; vv. Johne Pringell, Andro Pringell. 
Thomas Eilse, a.s.n. Robert ; w. James Lithgow, William Fisher. 
Johne Blaikie, a.s.n. James; w. James Cairncross, Thomas 

Freirgrive. 
William Mabane, a.d.n. Janet ; w. John Freir, Thomas Gill. 
James Freir, a.d.n. Isobell ; w. Robert Freir, James Boustoun. 
Andrew Riddell, a.s.n. James ; w. James Riddell, Thomas Riddell. 
Andro Smith, a.s.n. Andro ; w. James Muddie, Nicoll Mosse. 
William Chisme, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Thomas Chisme, Nicoll Chisme. 
George Howie in Gallowsheils, s.n. Robert ; w. William Wilson, 
Thomas Watson, ane testimoniall from Johne Anderson, elder. 
April 16. Andro Thomsone, Gollowsheils, s.n. James ; w. Johne Blaikie, Wm. 
Maine, ane testimoniall from Johne Frein. 
„ „ Robert Hislope, s.n. Robert ; w. Andro Hislope (?), Johne Helliwell. 
„ „ Andro Waker, a.s.n. Walter ; w. Gaven Waker \torii\. 
,, last. James Bouston, d.n. Isobell ; w. Thomas Purvous, James Bouston. 
„ „ Andro Hiton, a.s.n. Andro ; w. Johne Wallace, Nicoll Mill. 
,, ,, Andro Davison, a.d.n. Margrat ; w. Andro Davison, Andro Patersoune. 
„ ,, George Sunase, a.s.n. George ; w. Thomas Freirgreive, Richard 

Oliver. 
„ „ George Kirkwood in Gallowshiels, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. James Ballantyne, 
Wm. Meban, ane testimoniall from Johne Freir. 
May 13. James Cairncross [entry unfinished]. 

May 22. Air. Freiden in Gallowsheils, a.d.n. Bessie ; w. Thomas Dobson, 
Robert Patterson, ane testimoniall from George Freir. 
,, „ George Pringall in Gallowsheilds a.s.n. Charles ; w. George Freir, 

Gaven Pattersone, ane testimoniall from George Freir. 
„ 29. Bernard Wilson, a.d.n. Margrat ; w. William Wilson, Johne Meine. 
Andro Hislop, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. Wm. Smith, Richard Oliver. 
June 29. John Peirson in Gallowsheilds, a.d.n. Issobel ; w. David Thomson, 

George Dowson, ane testimoniall from John Freir. 
July 2- William Merser, a.d.n. Janet ; w. John Merser, Nicoll I\Ierser. 



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July 9- Richard Kieter in dallowsheilds, a.d.n. Janet ; w. Johne Crux, John 
Kreter ; ane tcstimoniall from Johne Kreir. 
William Wallace, a.s.n. Johne ; w. John W^allace, Adam Lithgow. 
Koberl Mcin, a.d.n. Janet ; w. Andro Tono, Air. Mein. 
14. Thomas Kidfiircl, a.d.n. Isobell : w. Robert Ridfurd, Wm. Ridfurd. 
30. Thomas Watson in Callow sheilds, a.d.n. Janet; \v. Thomas Turner, 
Johne Craich, ane lestimoniall from John Frier. 
AuK- 6. William Hroune, a.d.n. Anna ; w. John Mein, Robert Broun. 

18. (iaven Mcrlen, a.s.n. John ; w. Johne Mertin, Air. Ridpethe. 

20. Thomas Ormiston, a.s.n. Thomas, a.d.n. Isobell ; w. James Ormiston, 
Wm. Ormiston. 
Thomas Vair, a.d.n. Margrat ; w. Nicoll Mill, Wm. Lindsay. 
Robert Clerk, a.d.n. Marie ; \v. Robert Freir, James Bowson. 
William Fisher, a.s.n. John ; \v. William Fisher, Air. Fisher. 
27. Thomas Vair, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Aler. Hiton, Andro Hiton. 
Thomas Mar, a.s.n. Robert ; w. John Usher, Wm. Messer. 
Sept. I. James Davison, a.s.n. Thomas ; \v. 'I'homas Turner, Richard 
Alexander. 
Andro Mein, a.s.n. Andro ; \v. Thomas Bovvstoune, Thomas Merten. 
William Anderson in Gallowsheilds, a.s.n. Georg ; w. Andro Peco, 
Wm. Mcin, ane testamoniall from Jolin Freir. 
„ William Thine, a.s.n. Thomas ; \v. John Pringle, Edward Darling. 

John Waddell, d.n. ; vv. James Cairncros, James Mein. 

Richard Sclaitter, a.d.n. Margrat ; w. John Pringle, Thomas Purvious. 
24. Robert Mcban, a.s.n. James ; w. Thomas Dramunt, Andro Loukup in 
Bowdon. 

Oct. 22. Thomas Pringl, a.d.n. Marion ; w. Johne Blaikie, John Pringell. 
29. James .Simpson, a.s.n. James ; w. John Simpson, Wm. Cairncros. 
Nov. 3- Andro Sclaitter, a.d.n. Isobell ; w. John Maine, Robert Meine. 
5. John Hunom, a.s.n. Johne ; w. John Hunom, John Mosse. 

10. James Lithan, a.s.n. Johne ; w. John Lithan, Thomas Bowston. 
14. George Gill, a.d.n. Bessie ; w. John .Sheill, James Tait, bap. in stoll. 
29. James Lithgow, a.s.n. John ; w. Thomas Lithgow, Mr. Alex. Hume. 

W'illiam Tait, a.d.n. Margrat ; \v. James Mein, Air. Giles. 
Adam Newton, a.d.n. Janet ; w. Patrick Etkin, Thomas Freirgreive. 
Thomas Darling, a.d.n. Barbara ; w. Edward Darling, George 
Romanous. 

„ William Cairncros, a.d.n. ; w. James Cairncross, William 

Davisone. 
Dec. 3- Mr. David Fletcher, a.d.n. Christian ; w. Thomas Lithgow, Mr. John 
Lithgow. 
17. James Loupwp, a.d.n. Jenot ; w. Thomas Loukwp, Patrick Loukwp. 
22. Thomas P>oustain, a.s.n. James ; w. Wm. Reidfurd, James Boustain. 
29. Rot. Broune, a.s.n. John ; w. Jon Mein, Wm. Browne. 

Andro Boustain, a.d.n. Margrat ; w. William Fischer, George 
Boustain. 

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Jan. 5. George Cairncrose, a.s.n. George ; w. Wm. Cairncrose, Nicol 
Cairncrose. 
„ Thomas Wauch, a.d.n. Margrat ; vv. James Davidson, Richard 
Alexander. 
12. James Merlcn, a.d.n. Margret ; w. Thomas Heiton, James Paterson. 
„ Richard Mcin, a.d.n. Klspith ; w. Jon Mein, Andro Mein. 

19. Jon Turnbul, a.d.n. Bessie ; w. Jon Moliet, James Moffet. 

„ Thomas Hay, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. James Howatson, Jon Howatsone. 
Feb. 4- Jou Dobson in Gallowsheilds, haveing a tcstimoniall from the elders 
a.s.n. Jon ; w. George Dobson, Alex. Dobsone. 
„ James Thomson, a.s.n. Andro ; w. Andro Darling, Wm. Hilsone. 
„ Robert Leithone, a.d.n. Jean ; w. Richart Sclalter, James Mein. 

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Feb. 17. Rot. Wilson in Gallowsheilds, a.s.n. Hew ; w. Hew Scot, Thomas 
Watson, who produced a testimonial! from the elders. 
,, 22. James Mein, a.s.n. Rot. ; w. Rot. and Andro Meines. 
Mar. 4. George Hoy, a.d.n. Margret ; w. Wm. Hoy, James Roustoun. 
,, II. Patrick Aytken, a.s.n. James ; w. Richart Alexr., Thomas Purves. 
„ ,, James Hunter, a.s.n. Jon ; w. James Mein, James Davidson. 
„ 16. Georg Pringal, a.s.n. Rot. ; w. Rot. Pringall, Thomas Haton. 
„ „ Georg Couper, a.d.n. Margret ; w. Wm. Couper, Jon Halliwell. 
„ 23. Georg Hoy, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. (George Hoy, Thomas Boustain. 
Apr. 1. Thomas Hutone, a.s.n. Andro ; w. Thomas Heiton, Andro Heiton. 
„ 6. James Wallace, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. Wm. Wallace, Thomas Loukwp. 
„ „ Edward Romanes, a.s.n. Jon ; w. Georg Romanes, Jon Moffet. 
,, 15. James Wauch, a.s.n. Jon ; w. Wm. Bowar, Jon Bowar. 
„ 22. Andro Richart, a.d.n. Ann ; w. Andro Heiton, Thomas Heiton, testi- 

moniall from the elders of Gallowsheilds. 
„ „ Richard Boustain, a.s.n. Hew ; w. Jon Boustan, Wm. Fischer. 
„ 29. James Bouar, a.d.n. Margret ; w. Jon Boue, elder, Jon Boue, younger. 
May 5. Andro Mersar, a.d.n. Jenot ; w. Jon Wallace, James Wallace. 
„ „ Mathew Walker, a.s.n. Jon ; w. Jon Heiton, Andro Heiton. 
„ „ George Paterson, a.d.n. Margret ; w. Edward Darling, Edward 

Romanos. 
„ 13. Jon Bichat, a.d.n. Issobel ; w. James Eileis, Andro Eileis. 
„ 24. Andro Kennadie, a.d.n. Margret ; w. Nicoll Moss, George Mudie. 
„ „ Thomas Myles, a.d.n. Isobell ; w. Jon Hounam, Nicol Merser. 
June 8. James Mein, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. Andro Mein, Jon Mofifet. 
„ 24. Wm. Bel, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Hew Bel, Rot. P'reir. 
„ ,, Edward Darling, a.s.n. George ; w. Edward Romanos, Thomas Bel. 
,, 29. Thomas Droumond, a.d.n. Jenot ; w. Jon and Andro Droumonds. 
„ ,, James Pringall, a.s.n. James ; w. Wm. Tait, Rt. Turnor. 
July 13. Robt. Ormeston, a.d.n. Jean ; w. Robt. Freir, James Boustain. 
„ „ Wm. Hoy, a.d.n. Margret ; w. George Berton, Thomas Holliwall. 
,, 29. Andro Trumbel, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Rot. Whyt, Wm. Laidlow. 
Aug. 10. Rot. Trotter, a.s.n. Janet ; w. Alexr. Eileis, James Mein. 

„ 26. Wm. Laidlow, a.d.n. Janot ; w. Jon Laidlow, Wm. Ker. 
Sept. 2. Andro Wilson, a.s.n. Andro ; w. Rot. Forsan, Jon Mein. 
„ „ Bartholomew W^-ilker, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. Thomas Reidfurd, Robert Bow. 
,, 9. Thomas Couchrain, a.d.n. Jenot ; w. Nicol Mylne, Harie Couchrain. 
„ „ George Boustain, a.s.n. Rot. ; w. Rot. Mein, Andro Mein. 
,, „ Andro Paterson, a.d.n. Cristian ; Wm. Bowar, Jon Wallace. 
,, ,, Agnes Ker's child baptised att the apoyntment off the presbitree ; w. 
Adam Younge, I homas Ker. 
Thomas Jack, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. Wm. Eileis, W^m. Fischer. 
Wm. Ormiston, a.s.n. Andro ; w. James Bowstain, Thomas Ormiston. 
Jon Drowmand, a.d.n. Isobell ; w. Andro Smith, Richard Bowar. 
Rot. Myls, a.d.n. Bessie ; w. Rot. Freir, Hendrie Myls. 
Thomas Loukwp, a.s.n. Andro ; w. Jon Loukwp, Rot. Loukwp. 
George Blaikie, a.s.n. Jon ; w. Adam Lythgow, Mark Blaikie. 
Ritchardt Sclatter, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Rot. Mein, Jon Bowar. 
James Bunze, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Andro Mein, Adam Trumble. 
Rot. Freir, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Wm. Bell, James Freir. 
Andro Hislop, a.d.n. Margret ; w. Richart Alexr., Wm. Sim. 
4. William Fischer, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. Alexr. Fischer, Andro Mein. 
,, 16. Nicol Cairncrose, a.d.n. William ; w. James Mein, James 
,, ,, James Mein, a.s.n. Rot. ; w. Andro Sdaiter, Jon Mein. 
„ 20. Jon Wright, a.s.n. John : w. James Lythgow, Wm. Fischer. 
1650. 
Jan. 7. Andro Heiton, a.s.n. Andro ; w. Thomas Heiton, elder, Thomas 
Heiton, younger. 
„ „ Andro Cuik in Darnick, a.d.n. Helen ; w. Nicol and Andro Chisholmes. 
„ 25. Mungo Donalsnn, a.s.n. Walter ; w. Jon. Mein, Wm. Fischer. 



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Feb. I. James Eilcis, a.d.n. Helen ; \v. William Wallace, Aiexr. Fischer. 
Mar. 3. Hcndrie Myls, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. James Fieir, Jon Holliwall. 
,, Hew Hell, a.d n. Isobel ; w. Wm. Fischer, Rot. Pringall. 
„ 'J'honias Howie, a.d.n. Isobel ; \v. Rot. Mein, Wm. Fischer. 
22. Wm. lioustain, a.s.n. Robert ; w. Wm. Bell, James Boustain. 
„ Rot. Blaikie, a.s.n. Michel ; w. Robert Blaikie, George Messer. 
lames Eilcis, a.d.n. Margret ; w. James and Thomas \_forti\ 
William Davidson, a.s.n. Jon ; w. James Paterson, William Cairn- 

crose. 
Andro Mein, a.d.n. Jenot ; w. Thomas Boustain, James Leithan. 
(nlbert Ker, a.d.n. Bessie ; w. Andro Davidson, Cudbert Bowie. 
Jon Watson, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. Wm. Cairncrose, Jon Pringall. 
Rt. Merton, a.s.n. Robert ; w. Jon Holiwall, Georg Frier. 
James Lithgow, twa twines, n. Andro and Agnes ; w. Wm. Bel, Hew 
Bell. 
26. Jon Mercer, a.s.n. ; w. Jon Hownam, Nicol Mercer. 

Patrick Blaikie, a.d.n. Margret ; w. James Howetson, Jon Pringall. 
Thomas Welch, a.s.n. Robert ; w. Jon Main, Robert Forsan. 
Rot. liraidie, a.s.n. Walter ; \v. Richart Sclatter, Georg Sibbald. 
(leorg .Moodie, a.d.n. Isobell ; w. Andro Kennadie, Patrick Blaikie. 
,, Wm. Swanston, a.s.n. Wm. ; \v. James Davidson, Patrick Aitkin. 
„ 19. James Tamling, a.s.n. Andro ; w. Wm. Hoy, Jon Mabon. 
„ „ Wm. Moffet, a.d.n. Bessie ; w. Jon Hall, James Mofil'et. 
„ last. Adam Trumble, a.s.n. Jon ; \v. Jon Mein, Andrew Sclatter. 
June 9. Rot. Rod, a.d.n. Margret ; w. Jon Pringall, James Rolmanhous. 
,, 18. Thomas Pringall, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Thomas freirgreive, Jon Blaikie. 
„ 25. Alexr. Bowstain, a.d.n. Janet ; w. Nicol Mosse, Andro Kennedie. 
„ 28. James Mein, a.d.n. Barbara ; w. Wm. Wallace, James Cairncrose. 
July 5. James Riddell, a.s.n. Jon ; w. Nicol Mill, Wm. Laidlow. 

„ 28. James Bowstain, a.s.n. James ; w. James Freir, James Wilson. 
Aug. I. Andro Phanp, a.s.n. Andro ; w. Rot. Mein, Alexr. flileis. 
9. Wm. Bell, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Rot. Freir, James Boustain. 

II. Walter , a.d.n. Jean ; \v. W'm. Ormiston, James Boustain. 

„ 17. Andro Mein, a.d.n. Bessie ; w. Bernard Mein, Rt. Mein. 
„ „ Wm. Bowar, a.d.n. Margret ; w. Jon Bowois, elder and younger. 
Nov. 28. Andro Heiton, a.s.n. Jon ; \v. Jon Mein, Alexr. Heiton. 

„ „ Georg Mercer, a.d.n. Alison ; w. Andro Kennadie, Andro Mercer. 
Dec. 15. Janet Freir, a.d n. Isobel ; w. Rt. Freir, Rot. Clark. 
„ 27. Wm. Rutherfuird, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. Jon Rutherfuird, Gawen Merton. 
1651 
Jan. 19. Thomas Mylne, a.d.n. Alison ; w. Nicol Mylne, James Riddell. 
Feb. 2. Walter Schaw, a.s.n. James ; w. Andro Wilson, Rot. Forsan. 

„ ,, Thomas Heiton, a.d.n. Helen ; \v. Andro Heiton, Georg Moodie. 
Mar. 22. James Wallace in Melros, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Wm. Wallace, 
Alexander Ellis. 
Bernard Wilson, a.s n. Thomas ; w. John Mein, Andro Mein. 
William Wallace in Blainslie, a.d.n. Catherine ; w. Thomas Lyell, 
Wm. Dick. 

„ 30. James Mein, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. Robert and Andro Mein. 
„ „ Thomas Ellis, a.s.n. James ; \v. James Ellis, Andro Paterson. 
Ajir. 4. Andro Hardie, a.s.n. Adam : \v. .Adam Hardie, Nicol Moffet. 



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BOOKE OF BAFTISMES 

1651. No. 4. 

Followies the names and witnesses to the childreine baptised within the 
Kirk of Melrose the yeirs of God underwritten — 

Thay are to say, 

1651. 
Mar. 22. James Wallace, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Wm. Wallace, Alexr. Eleis. 
„ „ Bernard Wilsone, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Jon Mein, Andro Mein. 
„ penult. Wm Wallace, a.d.n. Catherine ; w. Thomas Lyell, Wm. Dick. 
Apr. 4. James Mein, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. Andro Mein, Rot. Mein. 
Thomas Elleis, a.s.n. James ; w. Alexr. and Da. Elleis. 
Andro Kennedie, a.s.n. Andro ; w. Andro Kennedie, Nicol Moss. 
Andro Messr, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Andro Sclaitter, Andro Messr. 
Wm. Hoy, a.s.n. George ; w. Wm. Hoy, George Hoy. 
James Pringall, a.s.n. Johne ; w. George Pringall, Johne Pringall. 
William Cairncross, a.d.n. Jonatt ; w. William Wallace, George 

Kar. 
Johne Benatte, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. William and George Holliewall. 
George Baittie, a.d.n. Mart. ; w. Gesper Battie, Johne Remain. 
Thomas Raidfurd, a.s.n. Johne ; w. William Wallace, Wm. Edgar. 
James Cairncross, a.d.n. Jeane ; w. Jon Pringall, Thomas P'ergreive. 
Nicol Couhran, a.s.n. Johne ; w. Nicol Milne, Redchart Sclatter. 
George Freir, a.s.n. Robert ; w. Rot. Freir, Wm. Bell. 
Robert Heslope, a.s.n. James ; w. James Bowstone, Johne Haliewooll. 
James Semson, a.d.n. Agnezes ; w. James Semson, Johne Semson. 
Thomas Myldes, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Johne Howname, William 

Fischer. 
James Lythgow, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Thomas Lythgow, David 
Rodger. 

„ last. Andro Cuik, a.s.n. Robert ; w. Andro Sclatter, Johne Mein. 
Sept. 21. Thomas Darling, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Edward Darling, Edward 
Rolmainhous. 
„ 28. George Pringall, a.s.n. George ; w. Thomas and Andro Heiton. 
„ ,, James Mein, a.s.n. Alexr. ; w. Redchard and Andro Meines. 
Oct. 3. Adam Turnbull, a.s.n. Andro ; w. Johne Mein, Andro Turnbull. 
Nov. 16. Andro Penman, tuo s.n. Johne and Thomas ; w. Johne Bowar, Wm. 
Bowar. 
„ „ Robert Ormeston, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. W^m. and Thomas Ormeston. 
„ „ Johne Haliewooll, a.s.n. Rot. ; w. Johne and Robert Haliewooll. 
Dec. 7. Rot. Trotter, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Alexr. Eilies, Johne Bunzie. 

„ 21. James Howatson, a.s.n. Johne ; w. Patrick Blaikie, Johne Turneor. 
„ 26. Alexr. Fischer, a.s.n. William ; w. James Lythgow, Wm. P'ischer. 
„ ,, George Uschar, a.s.n. Johne ; w. Johne and Nicol Moss. 
„ „ Robert Lowkwp, a.d.n. Jenatt ; w. Johne Bowar, Thomas Lowkwp. 
1652. 
Jan. — Thomas Bowie, a.s.n. James ; w. Robert Forsan, Colbert Bowie. 
Feb. 8. Andro Mein, a.s.n. Andro ; w. Andro Sclaitter, Andro Mein. 

„ „ Hendrie Myldes, a.d.n. Bessie ; w. Robert Myldes, Johne HaliewoU. 
„ 13. Alexr, Mein, a.s.n. Andro ; w. Robert and Andro Meines. 
„ „ Markie Blaikie, a.d.n. Isobell ; w. Wm. and George Blaikie. 
„ 28. Andro Tuno, a.d.n. Jean ; w. Andro Duncanson, Mr. Wm. Wilkie. 
Mar. 12. Wm. Wauch, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. Thomas Lowkup, Wm. Edgar. 

Margaret Eillies, a.d.n. Isobell ; w. Alexr. Eillies, James Eillies. 
James Riddall, a.s.n. Mungow ; w. Thomas Milne, Nicoll Couchran. 
Thomas Vair, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Thomas and Nicoll Milnes. 
Wm. Turnbull, a.s.n. James ; w. James and Johne Mertones. 



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April 2. Miingow Donaldson, a.s.n. Johne ; w. Jon Mein, Rot. IMein. 
„ „ Win. .Scott, a.s.n. Adam ; w. Johne and Johne Bowars. 
„ 4. .\nih() Ilcitton, a.s.n. Johne; \v. Stene Ikilmain, Wm. Fischer. 
,, „ James C'orsl)ie, a.d n. Hclene ; w. George and John Hallieuoolls. 
„ II. ("icorge Hoy ; a d.n. Helen ; w. Wm. Hoey, Thomas Wilson. 
„ 18. Andro .Mein, a.s.n. Rcdchart ; \v. Johne Mein, James Mein. 

Wm. Hill, a.s. and a.d.n. Thomas and Agnezes ; w. . 

Thomas Watson, a.d.n. Marian ; w. Wm. Ingleis, George Scot. 
Alexr. Heiton, a.s. and a.d.n. Thomas and Mart. ; \v. Nicoll Milne 
Nicoll Couch ran. 

,, ,, (ieorg I'ringall, a.s.n. James ; \v. Walter and Alexr. Pringall. 
„ „ Thomas Ormeston, a.d.n. .Margaret ; w. Wm. and Andro Ormeston. 
June 13. Thomas Mein, a.d.n. Jonctt ; w. Rot. and Andro Meines. 

Hewie Wilson, a.d.n. Helene ; w. Thomas Lowkwp, Thomas Law. 
Thomas Mar, a.d.n. Aleson ; w. Johne Bouston, Retchart Bowston. 
20. Robert Freir, a.s.n. Georg ; w. Wm. Bell, James Freir. 
„ Johne Denantt, a.s.n. Johne ; w. Ridchart Alexander, Thomas 
Turneor. 
,, 25. John Wilson in Gallosheills, a.s.n. Adam ; \v. George Kirkup, 

Mungow Donaldson. 
„ 27. John Jonston, a.s.n. John ; \v. Johne Turneor, Johne Dennantt. 
July 4. Robert Bunzie, a.s.n. Robert ; \v. Robert Mein, Johne Bunzie. 
„ 18. Wm. Fischer, a.d.n. Jonatt ; \v. Johne Fischer, Wm. Fischer. 
„ „ Johne Fringill, a.s.n. Johne ; w. James Davidson, Edward Darling. 
„ „ Thomas Dobson, a.d.n. Grisall ; w. James Messr ; George Dobson. 
„ 23. Ridchart Sclaitter, a.d.n. Mart. ; w. Robert and Andro Meines. 
Aug. 8. Hewie lirodarstaines, a.d.n. Helene ; w. Thomas Lyell, Johne 
Pringall. 
„ 13. John Wright, a.s.n. George ; w. Thomas Law, Mongow Donaldson. 
„ 22. Thomas Jack, a.s.n. James ; w. Johne and Nicol Moss. 
„ ,, Thomas Cowchran, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Nicoll Cowchran, Nicoll Mien. 
„ „ Wm. Laidlaw, a.d.n. Jonnett ; w. Nicoll Miln, Johne Laidlaw. 
„ 29. Edward Darling, a.s.n. Andro; w. Thomas Darling, Edward Rolmain- 

hous. 
„ „ Thomas Lyell, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. Edward Darling, Edward Rolmain- 
hous. 
Sept. 3. George Blaikie, a.d.n. Janett ; w. James Lythgow, Adam Lythgow. 
„ 5. John Pringall, a.s.n. John ; w. James Mein, Thomas Pringall. 
,, „ Andro Merser, a.s.n. James ; w. Andro Merser, John Heittone. 
„ 10. Thomas Miln, a.s.n. Mongow ; w. Nicoll and John Miln. 
„ 10. Wm. Wallace, a.s.n. James ; w. John and James Wallace. 
,, 12. Robert Ingales, a.d.n. Helene ; w. James Mofifit, James Stoddert. 
,. „ James Wattson, a.s.n. Alexr. ; w. Andrew Paterson, Mungo Donaldson. 
„ 19. James Davidson, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. James Greive, Wm. Hall. 
Oct. 3. James Lythgow, a.s.n. James ; w. Mr. John Lythgow, James Eillies. 
,, „ Andro Cairncroce, a.d.n. Elesbath ; w. James Mein, Ridchart 
Alexander. 
Oct. 8. Mr. David Flescheor, a.d.n. Jonatt ; w. Mr. Thomas Wilkie, James 
Lythgow. 
„ „ John Rathie, a.d.n. Jonett ; w. John and Wm. Meins. 
„ ,, Andro Pringill, a.s.n George ; w. Jon and Robert Pringall. 
15. (ieorg Wilson, a.s.n. Wm.; w. John Hownani, John Rathie. 
15. Johne Nottman, a.s.n. George ; w. Johne Jonston, Wm Smeth. 
„ 29. John Messr., a.s.n. -Andro ; w. John Hownam, John Messr. 
„ „ Wm. Camb, a.s.n. George ; w. Ridchart Sclaitter, Alexr. Uschar. 
„ „ Adam Heislop, a.s.n. John ; w. John Pringill, (icorge Messr. 
Nov. 5. Andro Mein, a.d.n. Marie ; w. John Mein, Alexr. Mein. 
„ 7. Thomas Stenhous, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Ridchart Sclaitter, Nicol 

Miln. 
„ 12. Andro Reidpeth, a.s.n. Alexr.; w. Alexr. Reidpeth, Wm. Edgar. 



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Nov. 19. Rot. Kar in Faldonsyd, a.d.n. Jonett ; w. James Lithgow, Wm. 
Fischer. 

„ 21. Wni. Ormeston, a.s.n. Wm.; w. James Bowston, Robert Clark. 
Dec. 5. Thomas Wilson, a.s.n. .'\(lam ; \v. [A;;-;/], Wm. Bell. 

,, „ Thomas Lookup, a.s.n. Wm.; \v. Rot. Mein, Wm. Edgar. 

„ 17. James Mein, a.d.n. Agnus ; \v. Rot. Mein, Jon Mein. 

„ „ Patrick Atcken, a.d.n. Jeane ; w. James Feirgreive, Thomas Feirgreive. 

1653. 
Jan. 2. lames Howatson, a.d.n. Jonett; w. James Howatson, Johne Howatsone. 
„ 21. John Bychet, a.d.n. Jonett ; w. Andro Patson, James Eilies. 
„ „ George Modie, a.s.n. Johne ; w. Patrick Blaikie, James Fischer. 
,, „ Thomas Jonston, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. James Bowstone, Johne 

Holiwooll. 
„ 23. James Mein, a.d.n. Jonatt ; w. Ridchart Mein, Ridchart Sclaitter. 

„ ,, Rot. , a.d.n. Marion ; w. Andro Bowston, Johne Hownam. 

,, 30. James Gillies, a.d.n. Agnus ; w. James Lythgow, Alexr. Eillies. 
„ „ Alexr. Uscher, a.s.n. Johne ; Jon Moss, Johne Uscher. 
Feb. 18. James Wallace, a.d.n. Jonatt ; w. Alexr. Eillies, Wm. Edgar. 

„ „ Johne Bowston, a.s.n. Johne ; w. Rt. Freir, Wm. 15ell. 
Mar. 4. James Lethem, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Thomas and James Bouston. 
„ 6. Thomas Feirgreive, a.d.n. Jean ; w. James Feirgreive, James Mein. 
„ II. Alexr. Fischer, a.d.n. Grissell ; w. James Lythgow, Johne Fischer. 
„ 13. Wm. Swanston, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Ridchart Alexander, Johne 

Merton. 
„ „ James Rolmainhous, a.d.n. Helene ; w. Johne Pringill, Edward 

Rolmainhous. 
„ 18. Johne Mar, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Andro Mein, Johne Mein. 

Edward Kar, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Thomas Turneor, Johne Jonstone. 
26. James Browne, a.d.n. Jenet ; w. Thomas Forgreiw, Andro Achesone. 
„ Thomas Turner, a.s.n. Johne ; w. Thomas Forgrew, John Turneor. 
„ Thomas Pringall, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Thomas Forgreive, John Pringall. 
,j ,, William Trumbull, a.d.n. Christian ; w. James Mertone, Johne 
Huname. 
April 17. Berball Waker, a.s.n. Johne ; w. Thomas Loukup, Wm. Edgar. 

„ „ Johne Drumand, a.d.n. Hellen ; w. Thomas Drumond, Edward 
Drowmand. 
Andro Achesone, a.s.n. (jeorge ; w. Thomas Forgrew, Alexr. Turner. 
Wm. Chesolem, a.d.n. Jenet ; w. Wm. Fischer, Ed. Cheselme. 
lohne Holiwall, a.s.n. Robert ; w. Robert Holiwall, Johne Holiwall. 
Rot. Lethem, a.s.n. Rot.; w. Recheard Sclatter, Georg Seball. 
Wm. Fischar, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. John Ficher, James Lithgow. 
John Frater, a.s.n. George ; w. John Wilsone, Mungo Donaldsone. 
John Messer, a.d.n. Issobel ; w. NicoU Messer, Wm. Merssr. 
James Fischer, a.s. to wit William : w. Wm. Fischer, Wm. Mein. 
Robert Mabon, a.s.n. Walter ; w. Andrew Paterson, Andrew Lookup. 
James Bunzie, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. John Mein, John Bunzie. 
Andrew Boustoune, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Andrew Cuik, John Huname. 
Alexr. Fiowden, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Wm. Fischer, Maize Walker. 
16. James Riddell, a.d.n. Alesone ; w. Nicoll and Thomas Milns. 

Andrew Sclaitter, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. John Mein, Andrew Holme. 
William Johnstoun, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. Richart Sclaitter, Edward Darling. 
Bertie Mein, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. Richard Sclaitter, George Siball. 
16. Thomas Law, a.d.n. Christiane ; w. Alexr. Eles, James Wallace. 
„ 16. Rot. Holiwall, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. John Holiwall, Wm. Bell. 
„ 16. George Beattie, a.s.n. Andro ; w. John Hownanie, Nicol Merssr. 
Aug. 12. Rot. Browne, a.d.n. Christiane ; w. John Mein, Wm. Browne. 

„ „ Rot. Lader, a.s.n. Williame ; w. Edward Romainhous, John Pringall. 
„ Wm. Reidfurd, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Archald Moffet, Tho. Reidfurd. 
„ Andrew Heitoune, a.s.n. Thorn ; w. Stein Bullman, Alexr. EUes. 
28. Johne Bunzie, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. James Lidderdaill, Alexr. EUeis. 

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Sei)t. I I. Rot. I.ces, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. Joline and Andro Pnngall. 
„ „ Jaiiu-s Elles, a.s.n. Waller ; u. Alexr. and James Elles. 
„ „ Mon^o Donaldsone, a.s.n. Walter ; w. Wm. Sweit, Wni. Kar. 
„ „ I'alrick Lo\vku|), a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Johne Hurne, Thomas Lukup. 
Oct. 8. Thomas Gray, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Rot. and Williame P'orgrieve. 
,, ('.corj^t; Freir, a.s.n. (ieorge ; \v. James IJowstone, Ro. Miles. 
„ Win. C.reirsonc, a.s.n. A.gnes ; w. Williame Leittone, George Hey. 
„ Johne Romainhous, a.d.n. Heillein ; w. Edward and James Romainos 
16. Wm. Clerk, a.d.n. Hellen ; w. Wm. Fischer, Wm. Hoy. 
„ Robert Mcrtoune, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. James and Johne Mertounes. 
„ Wm. Renek, a.d.n. Marj^aret ; w. Johne and Wm. Fischer. 

William Scot, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Thomas Forgrew, James Mein. 
Johne Bunzie, a.s.n. James ; \v. Johne and James Bunzie. 

William Caivncrosse ; a.s.n. James ; w. . 

4. William Martoune, a.s.n. William ; w. James Boustine, Thomas 
Boustine. 
James Boustine, a.s.n. James ; \v. James and Thomas Ijoustines. 
James Sympsone, a.d.n. Margaret ; \v. Richard Sclaitter, John 
Symsone. 

Nicol Darling, a.d.n. Jeane ; w. James Darling, Richard Alexander. 

Andrew Meine, a.d.n. Helein ; w. Thomas Boustain, Wm. Marline. 

Andrew Cuik, a.s.n. Androw ; w. Wm. and Andrew Chismes. 

Thomas Drumand, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Androw Patersone, James 
Eilise. 
20. John Blaikie, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. James Meine, Thomas Turner. 

Robert lirowne in the parish of Gallowsheels, a.d.n. Marioune ; w. 
Wm. Freir, John Wijsone. 

Johne Johnston, a.d.n. Jenet ; w. Richard Alexander, Thos. Turner. 

Roljert Trotter, a.s.n. Robert ; w. James and Alexr. Eilice. 

James Turner, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Richard Alexander, Thomas 
Turner. 

P^eb. 17. James Eilice, a.s.n. Alexr.; w. Alexr. Elice and James Lithgow. 
„ ,, Andrew Cuick, a.s.n. Williame ; w. Wm. Edgar 
„ 26. James Lithgow, a.s.n. William ; w. Alexr. Elice, Wm. Fischer. 

John Scott, a.s.n. Robert ; w. John and Robert Hollywall. 

a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Alexr. Elice, James Elice \no parents giveit\. 

Andrew Wilsone, a.d.n. Bessie ; w. Robert Forson, James Alersare. 

Robert Clark, a.d.n. Jeane ; w. James Boustain, Robert Ormistoune. 

John Lythgow, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Edward Darling, John Pringle. 

James Feirgreive, a.s.n. Williame ; w. Thomas Feirgreive, James 
Meine. 

Nicol Marsar, a.d.n. Isobcll ; w. John Hounop, Waller Ushar. 

James Frier, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Robert Freir, James Boustine. 

Andrew Kennedie, a.s.n. William ; w. James and WilHam Fischer. 

Andrew Tunno, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Alexr. Usher, Mungo 
Donaldson. 

Thomas Darling, a.d.n. Christiane ; w. Edward Darling, John Pringle. 

Thomas Milne, a.d.n. Isobell ; w. Nicol Milne, James Milne. 

John Hallywoll, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. James Boustine, Wm. Bell. 

Alexr. .Mecn, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. James Boustine, Wm. Beli. 

Thomas Lookup, a.d.n. Isobell ; w. Wm. Edgar, John Wallace. 

Robert Ormestoune, a.d.n. Bessie ; w. Adam Darling, John Wright. 

Robert P'reir, a.s.n. John ; w. James Freir, John Halliuoll. 

John Moffet, a.d.n. Marie ; w. Archibald and William MotTets. 

Margaret I'.laikie, a.s.n. James ; w. Alexr. Eilies, George Blaikie. 
7. James Boucr, a.s.n. John ; w. John Bouer, James Meen. 

Andrew Penman, a.s.n. James ; w. John Bouer, John Bouer. 

William Browne, a s.n. James ; w. James Mecn, Robert Meen. 

George Mersar, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. Andrew Kennedie, Nicol Mersar. 



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Melrose Record of Baptisms. 19 



William Moflfet, a.s.n. William ; w. James Mofifet, James Stodderet. 
William Macdougall, a.s.n. William ; w. Wm. Fisher, Patrick 

Riddell. 
Thomas Boustine, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. James Boustine, Thomas 

Boustine. 
Andrew Turnbull, a.d.n. Christian ; w. James Riddell, John Milne. 
Patrick Redfoord, a.s.n. James ; w. Ale.Kr. and James Eilies. 
William Bell, a.d.n. Agnes ; \v. James Lythgow, James Boustine. 
John Alertine, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Andrew and John Mertine. 

Robert Halliwoll, a.d.n. Isobell ; w. John and John Halluvolls. 
John Haitlie, a.d.n. Helen ; w. Alexr. Haitlie, John Mabane. 
20. John Cochran, a.d.n. Anne ; w. John Mosse, John Herwune. 

John Greirsoune, a.d.n. Bessie ; w. William Heitoune, George Boge. 
Mungo Donaldsonne, a.s.n. P'eter ; w. Williame Sweet, John Fraiter. 
James Riddell, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. Nicoll and Thomas Milns. 
Thomas Milds, a.d.n. Isabell ; w. John Halliwoll, James Boustine. 
George Boe, a.d n. Jenet ; w. Nicol Miln, Thomas Cochrane. 
James Corsbie, a.s.n. James ; w. George Bartoune, William Hoie. 
George Mudie, a.s.n. George ; w. James and William Gilberts. 
Andrew Mersar, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. Andrew Heitoun, Andrew Mersar. 
Walter Riddell, a.d.n. Jean ; w. John Fisher, James Lithgow. 
William Turnbull, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. James and John Mertines. 
Alexr. Coshar, a.d.n. Janet ; w. Alexr. Eilies, William Edgar. 
Walter Vetch, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. William How, James Boustine. 
Thomas Wilsone, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. Mark Blaikie, Andrew Tunno. 
William Scot, a.s.n. William ; w. Thomas Freirgreive, James Meen. 
„ 27. James Lithgow, a.d.n. Catharine ; w. Alexr. Eilies, John Meen. 
„ 29. George Deuare, a.s. presented be John Blaikie, n. Andrew ; w. James 
Boustine, William Howe. 
May II. James Mein, a.s.n. James ; w. Richard Sclaiter, John Bower. 

13. Andrew Pringle, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. John Pringle, Andrew Pringle. 
18. James Broune, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. William Darling, Andrew Stewart. 
20. Thomas Eilice, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Andrew Paterson, Andrew 

Loukup. 
20. George How, a.d.n. Jenet ; w. William How, Thomas Wilsone. 
25. Hew Wilsone, a.d.n. Bessie ; w. Thomas Loukup, James Waugh. 
27. John ]5ell, a.s.n. John ; w. James Mersar, Culbert Bowie. 
June 7. William Tait, a.d.n. Bessie ; w. Alexr. Eilies, James Eilies. 
„ 17. Christian Wilsone, a.d. presented by James Burne, n. Agnes; w. 
Alexr. Eilies, Robert Trotter. 
24. Andrew Kennedie, a.d.n. Jean ; w. George Mudie, James P^ischare. 
27. Alexr. Heitoun, a.s.n. William ; w. Thomas Stennais, Andrew 
Heitoun. 

July I. James Leithane, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. James Boustane, Thomas 
Boustane. 
„ 6. Thomas Redford, a.d.n. Helen ; w. Alexr. Eilies, Alexr. Ushare. 
„ 8. Nicoll Cochran, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Nicoll Miln, Andrew Meine. 
,, 20. William Fishar, a.d.n. Christian ; w. John and Robert Mains. 
Aug. 24. Andrew Mein, a.d.n. Agnes ; \v. John Benzie, James Mein. 
Sept. 2. Daniell Herrisone, a.d. presented by Mungo Donaldson, n. Jean ; w. 
James Karre, James Eilice. 
„ „ John Miln, a.s.n. Mungo; w. Nicoll and Thomas Miln. 
„ „ George Sheill, a d.n. Janet ; w. Andrew Patersone, Mark Blaikie. 
„ 23. John Maban, a.s.n. Williame ; w. William Fishure, James Mein. 
„ 30. William Messar, a.s.n. Nicoll ; w. Nicoll Messar, James Fishare. 
Oct. 2. Robert Meen, a.s.n. John : w. Andrew Wilson, Andrew Mein. 

„ 7. Andrew Hertoun, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Andrew Lithgow, George Hounam. 

„ 12. Thomas Gray, a.s.n. Roljert ; w. Robert Forsan, Alexr. Mein. 

„ 26. Johnstoune, a.s.n. George ; w. Thomas Turner, John Blackie. 









20 Mclros: Record of Baptisms. 

Nov. I. 'I'homns Stcnnis, a.d.n. Maiione ; w. Ricliart Sclaitter, Nicoll Milne. 

„ 4. TlKimas l.()okii|), a.d.n. Helen, w. Robert and J(jhn Meen. 

,, „ John Maxwell, a.s.n. James, w. Mungo Donaldson, Thoma.s Redford. 

,, „ Andrew Cliisliolme, a.s.n. Robert, w. John Fenwick, James Hunter. 

„ „ Robert Clark, a.s.n. Andrew, \\. James Uoustine, Williame 
1 1 owe. 

„ 12. Andrew Paterson, a.d.n. Christian ; w. Andrew Paterson, John Bowar. 

„ 18. James Mein, a.d.n. Janet ; w. John and Robert Mains. 

„ 25. Robert Bonnzie, a.d.n. Janet ; w. Robert Mein, James Bounzie. 

„ „ .\lexr. Wod, a.d.n. Margt. ; Andrew Darling, James Parre. 
Dec. 2. Thomas Cochrane, a.d.n. .Xnnaple ; w. Nicol Miln, Xicol Cochrane. 

,, „ Robert Halliwall, a.d. presented by James Cairncross, n. Jenie ; w. 
Robert Mein and John Halliwall. 

1656. 
Jan. I. John Boware, a.s.n. James ; Richard Sclaiter, John Bouar. 

„ 4. Patrick Redford, a.s.n. Patrick and a.d.n. Isobell ; w. Wm. Edgare, 
Thomas Lookup. 

,, II. John Miln, a.s.n. Robert ; w. Nicol Miln, Thomas Miln. 

„ „ John Hounam, a.d.n. Isabell ; w. John Houname, Nicol Mercere. 
Feb. 8. John Bunzie, a.s.n. James ; w. John Meen, James Lidderdaine. 

„ „ James Feirgreive, a.d.n. Bessie ; w. Thomas Feirgreive, Richard 
Alexander. 

„ ,, Robert Lies, a son presented by Robert Lies, n. John ; w. John Lies, 
Robert Lund. 

„ 24. James Eilice, a.s.n. James ; w. James Lithgow, Alexr. Eilice. 

,, 29 John Lithgow, a.d.n. Catherine ; w. John Shillinglaw, Wm. Hall. 
^L'ir. 9. Robert .Sheel, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. James Boustain, Adam Darling. 

„ 16. George Cairncross, a.d.n. Janet ; w. Robert Breadie, John Bouar. 

„ „ Thomas Bald, a.s.n. Walter ; w. William Fischar, Robert Wright. 

„ 23. William Ranwick, a.s.n. William ; w. John and William Fischars. 

,, 30. Hendrie Mykls, a.d.n. Helene ; w. John Haliewell, Robert Meen. 

„ „ Wm. Laidlaw, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. John Laidlaw, Thomas Miln. 
Apr. 4. Robert Blaikie, a.s.n. George ; w. John Merser, Andro Pringle. 

,, 4. Andrew Smith, a.s.n. James ; w. George Houname, John Thomsone. 

,, „ Robert Browne, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. John and Robert Meines. 

,, 20. Wm, Cairncross, a.s.n. John ; w. John Meen, Nicol Miln. 

„ „ James Fishar, a.s.n. NichoU ; w. Georg Griersone, Wm. Fishar. 

,, 27. James Steinesone, a.s.n. John ; w. Richard Sclaiter, Thomas Pringle. 

May II. Robert Law, a.s.n. Robert ; w. Andrew and Peter Darlings. 

„ II. Thomas How, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. James Moffat, Robert Laidlay. 

„ 18. John Blakie, a.d.n. Isabell ; w. James Meine, Thomas Turner. 

„ „ (ieorgeBoustine,a.s.n. Andrew ; w. Andrew Chisholm,JohnJohnstoune. 

,, „ Robert Martoune, a.s.n. David ; w. John ^Lartoune, James Martoune. 

„ 23. John Marre, a.s.n. John ; w. Robert Mein, Andrew Marre. 

„ „ James Eilies, a.s.n. James ; w. Alexr. Eilies, Robert Trotter. 
June I. Nirol Ushar, a.d.n. Isabel ; w. Nicol Merser, Walter IJshar. 

„ 6. William Lamb, a.s.n. John ; w. John Bouar, Richard Sclaitter. 

„ „ Robert Maban, a.s.n. Robert ; w. Thomas Drummond, Mungo 
Donaldson. 

„ 8. Andrew Mein, a.d.n. ; w. Adam Hislope, James Deipo. 

„ 8. (ieorge Martoune, a.s.n. Williani ; w. Wm. Martoune, Wm. Wright. 

„ 29. Nicol Mersar, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Robert Meen, James Mersar. 

„ 29. Wm. Martoune, a.s.n. John ; w. James Boustine, Wm. Bell. 

July 11. John Lcies, a.s.n. William ; w. Rot. Lies, George Messer. 

„ 13. Thomas Harwell, a.s.n. Thomas; w. John Harwel, James Bowstoune. 

„ 22. Andrew Sclater, a.d.n. Jonet ; w. John and Rot. Meines. 

„ 24. William Clerk, a.d.n. Margret : w. Wm. Fishar, Wm. Hoy. 
Aug. 8. Bartholome Waker, a.s.n. James ; w. .Alexr. and James Eleisis. 

,. 17. James Malkomtosh, a.s.n. .Andrew : w. (ieorge Grierson, Wm. Spots- 
wnod. 



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Johne Bunzie, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Rot. Alexander, Rot. Mein. 

Andrew Pringle, a.d.n. Eliz. ; \v. John Pringle, George Messer. 

Adam Trumble, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. John Bounzie, John Mein. 

Robert Stirling, a.d.n. Issobell ; \v. Edward Darling, Thomas Lyon. 

George Freir, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Rot. Freir, Wm. Hoy. 

James Lithgow, a.d.n. Helene ; w. Mr. John Lithgow, Alexr. Helli- 
burton. 
20. James Mein, a.d.n. Agnes ; \v. Alexr. Clerk, James Eleis. 

Walter Riddell, a.d.n. Eupham ; w. Wm. Fishar, James Walace. 

Thomas Bowstoun, a.s.n. Jon ; w. James and Thomas Boustons. 

Andrew Richard, a.s.n. Richard ; w. Walter Welch, Thomas Heitton. 

Andrew Mein, a.s.n. Alexr. ; w. John and Andrew Meins. 

John Halliwall, a.d.n. Janet ; w. John and Thomas Halliwall. 

Thom. Bouston, a.d.n. Janet ; w. Thomas and James Bouston. 
30. Thomas Myles, a.s.n. James ; w. Ro. Myles, Adam Lithgow. 

Andrew Tunno, a.d.n. Dina ; w. Mr. Jon Currie, Wm. Edger. 

Wm. Messer, a.s.n. George ; w. George and John Messers. 

Wm. Anderson, a.d.n. Janet ; w. John Maxwell, Wm. Wallace. 

James Mein, a.s.n. Johne ; w. John and Robert Meins. 
John Halliwell, a.d.n. Hellein ; w. John and Robert Halliwells. 
James Turner, a.s.n. George ; w. Thomas and George Turners. 
Robert Bunzie, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Alexr. and Rot. Meins. 
William Fishar, a.s n. Robert ; w. John and William Fishars. 
Thomas Welch, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. John and James Meins. 
16. Andrew Cuike, a.s.n. John ; w. John Mein, Mungow Donaldson. 
,, 25. Mungow Donaldson, a.d.n. Catherin ; w. John Crooker, Wm. Sueet. 
,, 25. John Ushar, a.s.n. John ; w. John Moss, Alexr. Ushar. 
Feb. 6. Wm. Bell, a.d.n. Janet ; w. James Boustain, Wm. Hoy. 
,, ,, James Mein, a.d.n. Margt. ; w. Wm. Cairncross, Richard Sclater. 
„ 22. Michael Fishar, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. Andrew Kennedie, Wm. Fishar. 
., ,, Merkie Mein, a.d.n. Aleson ; w. Richard Sclater, John Bowar. 
Mar. 15. Robert Rae, a.d.n. Margt. ; w. John Moffat, Andrew Sclater. 

„ Alexr. Heiton, a.d.n. Aleson ; w. Andrew Heiton, George Sibbald. 
22. George Sheill, a.d.n. Bessie ; w. Andrew Sclaiter, Andrew Paterson. 
29. Andrew Drumond, a.d.n. Isobell ; w. John and Thomas Drumonds. 
„ William Turnbill, a.s.n. Stein ; w . James and John Mertens. 
Apr. 5. Robert Wright, a.s.n. Robert ; w. Thomas and John Wrights. 
„ 12. Andrew Stewart, a.s.n. And. ; w. John Pringle, George Mersar. 
„ 12. James Depo, a.s.n. James ; w. James Moffat, Adam Haislop. 
19. John Frater, a.s.n. John ; w. John Cruix(?), Mungo Donaldson. 
26. Richard Sclaiter, a.d.n. Aleson ; w. John and Robert Meins. 
26. Wm. Swanston, a.d.n. Bessie ; w. John Marten, John Blaikie. 
May 13. Jon Pringle, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. James Moffat, Wm. Moffat. 
„ 14. Michaell Gibson, a.s.n. David ; w. Wm. Edgar, Mungow Donaldson. 
„ „ Umqll. Pat Ridford, a.d.n. Margt. presented by Thomas Lookup ; 

\v. Wm. Edgar, James Lookup. 
„ 17. James Merser, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Andro Tunno, John Mean. 
„ 24. Rot. Halliwell, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. James Boustan, Thomas Halliwell. 
„ last. Thos. Mill, a.s.n. James ; \v. John Mill, Mungo Mill. 
„ „ John Mill, a.d.n. Aleson ; w. James and Archibald Moffats. 
June 5. John Braidie, a.d.n. Margt. ; w. John Bowe, Robert Braidie. 
,, 7. James Lookup, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Thomas and Andrew Lookup. 
„ 21. George Lowrie, a.d.n. Helien ; w. Robert and James Meine. 
„ „ George Baittie, a.d.n. Marion ; w. Walter Uschar, NicoU Merser. 
„ 22. John Scot, a.d.n. Margt. ; w. Rot. and James Meins, 
July 5. James Turner, a.s.n. George ; w. Tho. and George Turners. 
„ 10. Andrew Smith, a.d.n. INIargt. ; w. Andrew and William Kennedie. 
„ 12. James Corsbie, a.d.n. Isobell ; w. Wm. and George Hoyes. 
„ „ James Bowston, a.d.n. Isobell ; w. James and Thom. Bovvstons. 



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1657. 

July 12. William l'.;illcndcn, a.s.n. Thomas; w. Thomas Piergreive, John 
lilaikie. 
„ 17. Mr. iJavid Fletcher, a.d.ii. Eli/.t. ; w. Mr. Thomas Wilkie, Mr. James 
Fletcher. 
„ Mark Jilaikie, a..->.n. Geor{,>e ; w. George and Wm. Blaikies. 
„ „ Rot. Soiidon, a.d.n. Alison ; w. John Lithgow, Andro Mar. 
„ 19. Thomas Mein, a.d.n. Alison ; w. John .Mein, John Bower. 
„ „ George Usher, a.d.n. Marion ; w. Walter and Alexr. Fishers. 
„ 25. John Fiergreive, two d.n. Margt. and Janet ; w. Thomas Fiergreive, 
James Darling. 
Aug. 9. Ale.xr. Fishar, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. Wm. and Alichaell Fisher. 

„ „ George Paterson, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. James Paterson, James Murray. 
„ 22. James Ridpath, a.d.n. Isobell ; w. Wm. Edgar, Alexr. Ridpath. 
„ ,, John Brown, a.s.n. Robert ; w. Wm. Wallace, John Wallace. 
,, 30. George Moody, a.s.n. James ; w. W'm. Uschar, CJeorge Hownam. 
Sept. 25. James Lithgow, a.s.n. David ; w. Mr. David Fletcher, Alexr. Halli- 
burton. 
„ 25. Jon Romainhous, a.d.n. Katherin ; w. Edward Romainhous, Jo. 
Murray. 
Wm. Wallace, a.d.n. Janet ; w. John Wallace, Edward Lithgow. 
Alexr. Usher, a.s.n. James ; w. John Moss, George Usher. 

John Bell, a.s.n. ; w. Cuthbert Bowie, James Bowie. 

Tho. Stenhous, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. W'm. Haistie, Richart Slaiter. 

John Pringle, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. James Corsbie, Wm. Hoy. 

Robt. Halliwell, a.d.n. Jn. ; w. Rot. Mein, John Halliwell. 

John Merser, a.d.n. Margt. ; w. John Hounam, Nicol Merser. 

George Martin, a.d.n. Geo. ; w. John Bell, Alexr. Ursher. 

Isabell Anderson, a.d.n. Issobell, presented by Mungo Donaldson : 

w. Wm. Anderson. 
Robert P^reir, a.d.n. Marieowne ; w. W^n. Hoy, James Boustan. 
Alexr. Vetch, a.s.n. Harie ; w. George Harvie, John Bridge. 
James Martin, a.d.n. Margt. ; w. John Martin, John Maxwell. 

Rot. Clark, a.s.n. Robert ; w. Richard and Andrew Ormistons. 

Andrew Marr, a.s.n. James ; w. James Bouston, Wm. Bell. 

James Waugh, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. George Blaikie, John Bower. 

Andrew Messer, a.d.n. Margt. ; w. Andrew and John Heittons. 

George Hoy, a.s.n. W^n, ; w. W^m. Hoy, Thomas Willson. 

John Heiton, a bastard son, n. Andrew ; w. Andrew Heiton, John 
Fishar. 

James Simson, a.s.n. Jon ; w. James Simson, Robert Maben. 

Thomas Lookup, a.s.n. Jon ; w. Andrew and James Lookup. 

Jn. Mein, a.s.n. Ja. ; w. Rot. and Jon Mein. 

Jon Dinnont, a.s.n. Jon ; w. Rot. and Wm. Hall. 

Thorn. Kerr, a.d.n. Jannet ; w. Wm. Kerr, Jon Mill. 

Jon AFill, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. Jon Mein, Mungo Mill. 

Jon Bowar, a.s.n. Jon ; w. Ja. Bowar, Jon Bowar. 

Andr. Heitton, a.d.n. Margt. ; w. Andr. Merser, Jon Heitton. 
„ Nicoll Ushar, a.s.n. Jon ; w. Jon Hownam, Nicoll Merser. 
26. Rot. Kairner(?) in Bowdon, a.s.n. Rot. ; w. Patrick Bullman, George 

Bourstoune. 
28. Ja. Caldwells, a.d.n. .\gnes ; w. Jon Bowie, Richart .Sklaitter. 
„ Wm. (ireirson, a.d.n. Margt. ; w. Wm. Fisher, George Buy. 

Wm. Merser, a.s.n. (]eorge ; w. Andrew and Nicoll Mersers. 

Rot. Fletcher, a.d.n. Issobel ; w. Jon Fletcher, Chares Rutherfurd. 

Jon Hownam, a.s.n. Alexr. ; w. Jon Hownam, Walter Ushar. 

George Cairncross, a.d.n. Alison ; w. Richd. Sclaiter, Rot. Braidie. 

Wm. Fishar, a.d.n. Hellen ; w. Jon and Wm. Fishars. 
„ Hcndrie Myles, a.d.n. Janet ; w. Jon and Thomas HalHwells. 
28. Jon Lithgow, a.s.n. Edward ; w. .Andrew .Mair, Rot. Laidlaw. 



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May 28. Tho. Welch, a.s.n. Rot. ; w. Nicoll Merser, Jas. Mein. 
June 10. Thorn. Freirgreive, a.d.n. AHson ; w. Ja. Freirgreive, Jon Blaikie. 
„ 19. Robert P^orsan, a.s.n. Robert ; w. Robert Mein, Jon Mein. 
„ 20. Jon Johnstoune, a.d.n. Janet ; vv. Tho. and George Turners. 
„ „ Walter Riddell, a.s.n. Win. ; w. Wm. Edgar, Thomas Watson. 
July 2. Tho. Ridfurd, a.d.n. Issobell ; \v. Adam Lithgow, Mungo Donaldson. 
„ 8. Tho. Wilson, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. George and Wm. Hoys. 
„ „ Jas. Eileis, a.s.n. George ; vv. James and Thomas Eileis. 
„ „ Andrew Penman, a.s.n. James ; w. John and James Bowers. 
„ 28. James Adamson, a.d.n. Marie; w. James Murray, Edward Darling. 
„ 31. George Dewar, a.d.n. Margt. ; w. Thomas Turnor, George Turnor. 
Aug. 15. Andrew Olipher, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Jon Bouston, James Olipher. 

„ „ James Eileis, a.d.n. Barbara ; w. Robert Trotter, James Mein. 
Sept. 19. Walter Taitt, a.s.n. Jon ; w. George Ushar, Wm. Taitt. 

„ „ George Turnor, a.s.n. Jon ; w. Robert Turnor, Jon Sunnais. 
Oct. 3. John Riddell, two d.n. Janet and Heilein ; w. Nicoll Cochran, Jon 
Mill. 
„ „ Mr. Wm. Dowguid, a.d.n. Katherin ; w. Andrew and Archd. Darlings. 
„ „ Thomas Halliwell, a.s.n. Andro ; w. John and Alexr. Halliwells. 
Rot. Bunzie, a.d.n. Alison ; w. R. Mein, John Bunzie. 
Andro Eileis, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Thos. and Jas. Eileis. 
George Mitchell, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. Wm. Fishar, Wm. Fishar. 
Jon Mose, a.d.n. Jaine ; w. Rot. and Jon Meins. 
Tho. Cochran, a.s.n. Tho. ; w. Jon Riddell, Jon IVIill. 
Rot. Ridfurd, a.d.n. Barbara ; w. Wm. Wight, Tho. Ker. 
Wm. Taitt, a.d.n. Margt. ; w. Wm. Tait, Wm. Scot. 
Ja. M'Kala, a.d.n. Jessie ; w. Jon Windrim, Wm. Mackala. 
Ja. Wallace, a.s.n. Jon ; w. Jon and Jas. Wallaces. 
3 Mark Purvis, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Andro and Jon Meins. 
„ 10. Jon Bunzie, a.s.n. Jon ; w. James Bunzie, John Meins. 
„ 26. Jas. Simpson, a.d.n. Bessie ; w. Jas. and Jon Simpsons. 
1659. 

Nicoll Bower, a.d.n. Mariown ; w. Andrew Murray, Jon Bower. 
Mich. Gibson, a.d.n. Eliz. ; w. Wm. Edgar, Jas. Ker. 
Jon Mill, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Thos. and Jon Mills. 
Wm. Trumbill, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Ja. and Jon Martens. 
Rot. Sheill, a.d.n. Margt. ; w. Tho. and Wm. Boustons. 
Andro Bowston, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. And. and Nicoll Mersers. 
„ 30. Wm. Mercer, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Jas. and Jon Mersers. 
Feb. 13. Thos. Myles, two d.n. Issobell and Hellen ; w. Hendrie and Rot. 
Myles. 
,, 19. Nicoll Cairncroce, a.s.n. Walter ; w. Wm. Cairncroce and Jas. Moffat, 
,, 25. Ja. Bower, a.d.n. Hellen ; w. Jon and Nicoll Bowers. 
Mar. 6. And. Young, a.s.n. Androw ; w. Androw Darling, Rot. Law. 
„ 13. Rot. Law, a.d.n. Marion ; w. Androw Darling, Andro Young. 
„ 18. Rot. Halliwell, a.d.n. Margt. ; w. John and Rot. Halliwells. 
„ 27. Jon Lyes, a.d.n. Marion ; w. Rot. and Wm. Leis. 
„ „ Wm. Darling, a.d.n. Margt. ; w. Adam Darling, Rot. Ormiston. 
April I. Androw Martin, a.s.n. Androw ; w. Androw Lookup, Geo. Martin. 
„ 10. Thomas Merser, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. Ja. and Wm. Mersers. 
„ 12. Ja. Mein, a.s.n. Jon ; w. Jon Mein, Jon Bunzie. 
„ 24. Ja. Mein, a.s.n. Andro ; w. Rot. and Jon INIeins. 
„ „ Rot. Halliwell, a.s.n. Jon ; w. Jon and Thos. Halliwells. 
„ 24. Rot. Sheill, a.d.n. Hellen ; w. Jon Belle and Wm. Bouston {entry 

struck out\ 
„ 29. Wm. Fishar, a.s.n. James ; w. Jon and Wm. Fishars. 
„ 29. Jon Forgreive, a.s.n. Johne ; w. Hendrie and Thos. Myldes. 
May 8. Jas. Mein, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Jon and Rot. Meins. 
„ „ Jon Bunzie, a.d.n. Janet ; w. Johne Bunzie, Jas. Merser. 
„ 20. Robert Rae, a.s.n. Robert ; w. Jas. Moffat, Robert Rae. 





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Jon Moss, a.s.n. Jon ; w. Jon Moss, \Vm. Fishar. 

Win. Ik'll, a.s.n. Win. ; w. James Bouston, Rot. Freii. 

James Fishar, a.d.n. Margt. ; w. Jon Moss, Andiow Kennedie. 

Jas. Hrowne, a.s.n. Tliob. ; w. Tlios. Law, George Jilakie. 

Mark Hlaikie, a.s.n. David ; w. \\m. Edgar, Adam Lithgow. 

lames Lilligow, a.s.n. James ; w. Mr. David Fletcher, Alexr. Hally- 

burton. 
James Leithane, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. James Bouston, Wm. Hoy. 
Wm. Rennick, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Jon and Wm. Fishars. 
Rot. Lawder, a.s.n. Robert ; w. Jon and Jas. Rolmanhous. 
Jas. Mein, a.d.n. Elspeth ; w. Jas. Litligow, Jas. Eiles. 
Andrew Stewart, a.d.n. Bessie ; w. Thos. Foirgreive, Wm. Laidlaw. 
James Lookup, a.d.n. Margt. ; w. Thos. and Andro Lookups. 
Thomas Laidlaw, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Jon and Thos. Milnes. 
David Unes (?) in Lussuden, a.s.n. David ; w. Jon and Jas. Bunzies. 
Thomas Darling, a.d.n. Heillen ; w. Edward and Jon Darlings. 
Wm. Clerk, a.d.n. Margt. ; \v. Wm. Fishar, Robert Freir. 
James Mein, a.d.n. Alison ; w. Richard Frater, Thos. Mein. 
Mongo Milne, a.d.n. Christian ; w. Jon and Thos. Milnes. 
Wm. Fletcher in Bowden, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. (Jeorge Paterson, Jon 

Fletcher, 
ion Laidlaw, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Wm. Fishar, Robert Laidlaw. 
Nicoll Eiles, a.s.n. James ; w. Jon Laidlaw, James Eillies. 
Jon Bower, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Jon and Jas. Bowers. 
Wm. Wallace, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. James Eilies, John Wallace. 
Robert Holywell, a.s.n. Jon ; w. Rot. and Jon Meines. 
Ciedeon Jackson, a.d.n. Heillin ; w. Mr. David Fletcher, Wm. Edgar. 
Wm. Hoge in Bowden, a.d.n. Christian ; w. George Benatyne, Jas. 

Wallace. 
Thos. Milne, a.d.n. Alison ; w. Jon and Wm. Milnes. 
Jon Wilkie, a.s.n. John ; w. Jas. MacKalla, John Winterhope. 
Thos. Bowie, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Alexr. Usher, Alexr. Ridpeth. 
John (iibson, a.s.n. David ; w. Michael Gibson, David Gibson. 
Adam Turnbull, a.d.n. John ; w. John Bunzie, Andrew Turnbull. 
Thos. \'air, a.d.n. Issobcll ; w. John and Thos. Yiur. 
Andro Mein, a.d.n. Marie ; w. Rot. Mein, James Mein. 

Thos. Law, a.d.n. Christian ; \v. Jon Bouston, Michael Gil^son. 
(jcorge Merten, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. David Fletcher, Andro Marten. 

.Mr. Wm. Dewcatt, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. Mr. Wm. (?), Andrew Darling. 

„ „ Wm. Merser, a.d.n. Margt. ; w. Nicol and Jon Mersers. 
„ 24. Rot. Forsan, a.d.n. James ; w. Jon Duncan, Thos. Bowie. 
,, ,, W^alter FLill, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. Rot. Forsan, Andrew Cuik. 
Mar. 9. Jon Milne, a.d.n. Christian ; w. Thos. and Jon Milnes. 
„ 16. Thos. Myldes, a.s.n. Jon ; w. Rot. Mildes, Jon Holiwall. 
„ 18. George Sheill, a.s.n. Jon ; w. Tho. Dobson, George Sheill. 
„ 23. Jon Riddell, a.d.n. Janett ; Jon and Thos. Milnes. 
„ „ Wm. Bouston, a.d.n. Margt. ; w. Jas. Bouston, John Holiwall. 
„ 30. Jas. Hunter, a.s.n. Thos. ; w. Thos. Hunter, Richard Sclaitter. 
April 15. Jon Penman, a.d.n. Christian ; w. Jon Bower, Androw Penman. 
„ „ Wm. Wallace, a.s.n. George ; w. Jas. and George W^allace. 
„ ,, Jas. Bun/.ie, a.d.n. Janet ; w. Jon and Rot. Bunzie. 
„ „ Rot. Merton, a.d.n. Janet ; w. Wm. Hoy, Jon Freir. 
„ 29. Bertie Mein, a.s.n. Rot. : w. Richart Sclaitter, James Huntar. 

„ Wm. Hog in Bowdon, a.d.n. Margt. ; w. Andro Penman, Wm. 
Turnbull. 
.May 4. Thomas Lookup, a.d.n. Isobell ; w. James and Andro Lookups. 
,, 6. Rot. Holiwall, a.s.n. Jon ; w. Jon and Rot. Holiwalls. 
„ 6. George Ushar, a.d.n. Margt. ; w. Jon and Alexr. Ushers. 
„ 13. Wm. Bulman, a.s.n. Andro ; w. Andro Riddell, Andro Bulman. 






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1660. 

May 20. Andro Drumond, a.s.n. Jon ; w. Jon Drumond, Jon Hounam. 

„ 27. Wm. Anderson, a.s.n. Jon ; w. Mungo Donaldson, Thos. Williamson. 
June 3. Jon Ushar, a.d.n. Maigt. ; w. Walter and Jon Ushars. 

„ 10. James Turner, a.d.n. Thomas ; w. Thos. and George Turners. 

„ „ John Bickett, a.s n. Jon ; w. Thos. Wilson, Rot. Freir. 
July 15. George Mein, a.d.n. Margt. ; w. Rot. Philp, Wm. Hoy. 
Aug. II. Gideon Jackson, a.d.n. Christian ; w. Alexr. Hebron, Wm. Edgar. 

„ 28. Jas. Haitlie, a.s.n. Rot. ; w. Adam Heslop, Rot. Wright. 
Sept. 9. James Edmeston, a.s.n. Andro ; w. James Donaldson, George Taylor. 
16. John Mercer, a.s.n. Jon ; w. James Mercer, David Mein. 
„ John Cochran, a.d.n. Mary ; w. Wm. Fisher, George Alexander. 

22. Alexander Ushar, a.d.n. Marion ; w. Jon Messer, Walter Ushar. 

27. Andrew Mare, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. James Bouston, Wm. Hoy. 
Oct. 14. Rob. Clerk, a.s.n. William ; w. Andrew Darlin, Rob. Ormiston. 

„ „ Rob. Benzie, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Rob. Mein, John Benzie. 
„ 21. John Halliwall, a.d.n. Jenett ; w. Rob. Mein, Rob. Holliwall. 
Nov. 9. John Fisher, a.s.n. James ; w. James Lythgow, Rob. Trotter. 

„ William Moffat, a.d.n. Helen ; w. James Moffat, Archibald Moffat. 

16. James Bowie, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Cudbard Bowie, Thomas Bowie. 

18. William Marrer, a.s.n. James ; w. James and John Marrer. 

23. George Ormiston, a.s.n. John ; w. John Bell, Thomas Eiles. 
„ James Martin, a.s.n. John ; w. John Martin, Robert Watson. 

25. Walter Riddell, a.s.n. Robt. ; w. Wm. Edgar, John Notman. 

30. George Cairncrose, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. Rot. Braidie, Richart Sclaiter. 

„ John Marrer, a.s.n. George ; w. John Hounen, NicoU Marrer. 

„ „ Andro Hyton, a.d.n. Marion ; w. Thomas Hyton, Wm. Bulman. 

Dec 13. John Bell, a.d.n. Margret ; w. Cudbard and James Bowie. 

„ Mathew Fishar, a.d.n. James ; w. Wm. Fishar, Andro Kenedie. 

23. Andro Oliver, a.s.n. James ; w. James Oliver, Gasper Marrer. 

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Jan. 4. Alexr. Waithman, a.d.n. Helen ; w. Alexr. Wallace, Wm. Spotswood. 
II. George Alexander, a.s.n. Jon ; w. W^in. Fishar, Andro Derlin. 
18. Rob. Mein, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Rot. Mein, John Halliwall. 
Stevin Martin, a.s.n. James ; w. Andro and John Hytons. 

27. George Monday, a.s.n. John ; w. Wm. Fishar, Culbard Bouie. 
Feb. 1. Rot. Maban, a.d.n. Isobell ; w. Andro Lookup, Thomas Droumond. 

Thomas Stenous, a.d.n. Margret ; w. Richard Sclaitter, John Mill. 

James Mein, a.d.n. Janet ; w. Rot. and John Bounzies. 

James 15ouar, a.d.n. Margret ; w. John Pringle, Andro Droumond. 
10. John Hounim, a.d.n. Margret ; w. John Hounim, John Marrer. 
24. John Lermont, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. John Maban, Adam Darling. 
Mar. 8. Wm. Cusan, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. John Moffet, W^m. Spotswood. 

James Corsbie, a.s.n. John ; w. W'm. Hoy, Wm. Bouston. 

Andro Bouston, a.d.n. Jannet ; w. John Hounim, Andro Mercer. 
29. Rob. Mein, a.d.n. Agnas : w. Rob. and Andro Mein. 
„ Nicol Bowar, two sons n. John and James ; w. John Bovvar, Thomas 
Mein. 

Andro Kennedie, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. George Monday, Wm. Fishar. 

Wm. Mertin, a.s.n. James ; w. James Paterson, James Martin. 
April 12. Wm. Darling, a.d.n. Jean ; w. Adam Darling, James Donaldson. 
21. Rob. Holliwall, a.d.n. Helen ; w. John and Thomas Halliwalls. 
26. Andro Mein, a.d.n. Helen ; w. Rob. and James Meins. 

28. George Turnere, a.d.n. Margret ; w. Thomas and James Turneres. 
Jean Blaikie, a.s.n. Alexr. ; w. John Rathie, Thomas Law. 
Mark Purves, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Rot. Mein, John Bounzie. 

May 3. John Denant, a.d.n. Christian ; w. George and Wm. Hoys. 
June 2. George Mein, a.s.n. Andro ; w. Adam Mein, James ]\Iein. 



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Thomas Watson, a.d.n. Marie ; w. Edwart Romanos, John Greive. 
lohn LaiiUaw, a.s.n. James ; w. James Eiles, Andro Lookup. 
, Andro Marrer, a.s.n. James ; w. Andro Hyton, Jon Hyton. 
\Vm. Tate, a.s.n. James ; w. Andro Thon)Son, John Trotter, 
ilenrie Myles, a.d.n. Jannet ; w. John and Robert Haliwalls. 
Thomas Holiwall, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. John and Rob. Holiwalls. 
W'm. Horthik, a.s.n John ; w. John Hall, James Moffet. 
Michael (iijjson, a.s.n. John ; w. John Bowar, Thomas Bowie. 
Robert Sheil, a.s.n. Robert ; w. John Bell, Adam Darling. 
John Benzie, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. Rob. Mein, James Ledderdam. 
Thomas Cochrane, a.s.n. Henrie ; w. John Mill, Nicol Cochran. 
Nicol Usher, a.d.n. Marion ; w. John Hounim, Walter Usher. 
John Mein, a.s.n. Robert ; w. Rob. Freir, James Freir. 
Wm. Bell, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. Rob. Freir, Andro Mar. 
John .Mertin, a.s.n. John ; \v. George Berton, John Dinnant. 
John Fiergreive, a.d.n. Helen ; w. Wm. Edgar, George Ormiston. 
John Lees, a.d.n. Bessie ; w. Robt. and Michel Lees. 
James Moffat, a.d.n. Jean ; \v. George Dewar, Geo. Alexander. 
James I^iles, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Richard and John Sclaitters. 

James Merser, a.s.n. Andro ; w. James and Thomas Merser. 
Wm. Merser, a.d.n. Hellen ; w. Nicol and George Mersers. 
Wm. Merser, a.s.n. James ; \v. James and Thomas Mersers. 
Wm. Wallace, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. James and George Wallaces. 
Wm. Paterson, a.d.n. Marion ; \v. Wm. Fishar, Andro Thomson. 
Andro Richart, a.d.n. Helen ; w. George Fringie, Wm. Darling. 
James Mein, a.d.n. Issobell ; \v. Nicoll and John -Sclaitters. 
John Milne, a.d.n. Christian ; \v. John and Thomas Milnes. 
Ja. Smith, a.d.n. Margret ; \v. Jas. and George Turners. 
Ja. Mertoune, a.d.n. Margrat ; \v. Ja. Mertane, Ja. Mabone. 
Tho. Wilsone, a.s.n. James ; w. Wm. and Jas. Hoye. 
Rot. Helliwill, a.s.n. Rot. ; \v. Jo. and Tho. Helliwill. 
Rot. Forsane, a.s.n. Patrick ; w. Patrick Duncan, Wi. Forsane. 
Jo. Messer, a.s.n. Jo. ; \v. Jo. Helliwil, Rot. Milles. 
Rot. Milles, a.s.n. Ja. ; w. Ja. Messer, Geo. Mein. 
Jo. Mille, a.s.n. Mungo ; w. Ja. and Mungo Milles. 
Ja. Bunzie, a.s.n. Rot. ; w. Jo. Bunzie, Rot. Meine. 
Jo. Penman, a.d.n. Jennet ; \v. Andro Penman, Ja. Buie. 
George Blakie, a.d.n. Margrat ; w. Adam Lithgow, Mark Blakie. 
W. Wright, a.b.n. William ; w. Ja. Boustoune, Ja. Messer. 
Rot. Wright, a.d.n. Margrat ; \v. Adam Hislope, George Turner. 
Jo. Bunzie, a.d.n. Margrat ; w. Jo. and Ja. Messers. 
Mitchill Fisher, a.d.n. Heiline ; \v. Edgar and Wm. P'isher. 
Jo. Mein, a.d.n. Agnus ; w. Rot. and Andro Meins. 
Thos. Ladly, a.s.n. James ; w. Thomas Mille, Ja. Lidlie. 
Jo. Mosse, a.s.n. Nicol ; w. Jo. Mosse, William Edgar, 
(jideon Jackson, a.d.n. Christiane ; w. Jo. and George Pringell. 
Tho. Gray, a.s.n. James ; w. Tho. Buie, Rot. Forsane. 
George Wallace, a.d.n. Marion ; \v. J a. and Wm. Wallaces. 
Ja. Buie, a.s.n. Jon ; \v. Culbert and Tho. Buie. 

, a.s.n. Jo. ; \v. Tho. Boustone, Rot. Freir. 

George Pringle, a.s.n. Francis ; w. Ja. Ker, Rot. Mertone. 
James Meine, a.d.n. Jeanet ; w. Rot. Mein, John Bunzie. 
George Mertoune, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. James and Andrew Mertouns. 
Robert Leyes, a.d.n. Cathren ; w. John and Androw Leyes. 
Wm. Wallace, a.s.n. Geo. ; w. Rot. and (ieorge Wallace. 
Thomas Milne, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. John and Wm. Milnes. 
John Uschar, a.s.n. Walter ; w. Walter and Geo. Ushars. 
Thomas Crukis, a.d.n. Bessie ; w. John and Rot. Leyess. 



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John Mein, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. Rot. and Andrew Meines. 
Wm. IVlilne, a.s.n. Nicoll ; w. John and Thos. Mihies. 

Stephan Mertoune, a.d.n. Christian ; w. Jas. and John Mertounes. 
Rot. Law, a.d.n. Jeanet ; w. Thos. Law, Androw Darhng. 
George Sheill, a.d.n. Hellen ; w. Andro Penman, Mark Blaikie. 
Wm. Anderson, a.s.n. Alexr. ; w. James Ker, Thomas Law. 
James Maine, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Rot. Meine, John Bunzie. 
Rot. Bunzie, a.s.n. John ; w. Rot. and Andro Meines. 
James Wallace, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. James Ker, Thomas Mar. 
Andro Darling, a.s.n. John ; w. John Fletcher, George Alexander. 
John Trotter, a.d.n. Barbara ; w. James Lithgow, James Ealleis. 
Alexr. Fischar, a.s.n. John ; w. Wm. Fishar, Michall F"isher. 
Wm. Clark, a.d.n. Jeanet ; w. Walter Veitch, Robert Ormestoune. 
James Corsbie, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. George Bertoune, Wm. Hoy. 
James Mertoune, a.s.n. James ; w. James Mertoun, John Mertoun. 
Andro Penman, a.d.n. Margret ; w. John and James Bowars. 
12. Rot. Laidlaw, a.d.n. Marion ; w. John Laidlaw, Wm. Laidlavv. 
,, „ George Uschar, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. John Mosse, Weaker Uschar. 
„ ,, Walter Riddell, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Rot. W^right, Adam Hislope. 
„ 26. James Gourlaw, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Nicole Cochrane, John Milne. 
,, „ John Mersser, a.d.n. Barnie ; w. John Hounam, Nicole Mersser. 
,, „ .-Vndro Merser, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Andro Heitoune, John Heitoune. 
May 10. John Bell, a.d.n. Alison ; w. James Myldes \tiaine illegible\. 
„ „ Thomas Mein, a.d.n. Marton ; w. John Ker \_na}}ie illegible^. 
,, 17. Rot. Mein, a.d.n. Janet ; w. Rot. Mein, John Mein. 
„ ,, Androw Boustoun, a.d.n. Helen ; w. John Messer, Nicol Messer. 
„ 22. John Marshall, a.s.n. Johne ; w. James Mertine, Wm. Wallace. 
June I. Johne Fishar, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Wm. Fishar, Michael Fishar. 
„ ,, George Mein, a.d.n. Alison ; w. Wm. Hoy, Rot. Mein. 
,, ,, William Rannick, a.d.n. Sarah ; w. Androw Smith, John Moss. 
„ 18. Andrew Hittone, a.d.n. Helen ; w. John Hittone, Nicol Messer. 
„ 20. Michael Fisher, a.s.n. William, born 19th ; w. Wm. Fishar, Andrew 
Kennedie. 
July 26. James Lindsay, a.d.n. Elspeth ; w. Walter Haitley, Wm. Bell. 

,, 31. Robert Turup, a.s.n. James ; w. Edward Darling, James Donaldsone 
Aug. 9. Robert Halliwall, a.s.n. John ; w. John Halliwall, Andrew Mar. 
„ „ John Lidlay, a.s.n. Alexander ; w. James Eiles, Thomas Dobson. 
„ 16. Gideon Jackson, a.d.n. Jein ; w. James Douglasse, Mr. George 

Hepburne, Alexr. Hepburne. 
„ „ Robert Clerk, a.d.n. Helen ; w. Wm. Hoy, Robert Ormistoun. 
,, „ John Lerment, a.d.n. Elspeth ; w. James Peterson, Wm. Martein. 
„ ,, Johne Wilsone, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. John Mosse, Walter Wishart. 
,, ,, George Turner, a.s.n. \_entry iinfiiiisJicd\. 
„ 30. Thomas Bowie, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. James Bowie, John Bell. 
„ ,, William Wryght, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. James Bousten, Wm. Howie. 
Oct. 25. George Alexander, a.s.n. Alexr. ; w. Wm. Fisher, James Mofifet. 
„ „ William Martine, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. Robert Freir, James Boustin. 
„ 30. Robert Mein, a.s.n. Androw ; w. Androw Mein, Bernard Mein. 
Nov. 6. George Meirtaine, a.s.n. John ; w. John Bell, Andro Mertine. 
„ „ Bartholomew Mein, a.s.n. Richard ; w. Robert Lithgow, James 

Hunter. 
„ 20. Johne Brown, a.s.n. Johne ; w. Andrew Penman, James Gourlay. 
„ ,, Andrew Mein, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. Robert Mein, John Mein. 
„ 25. James Mein, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. Rot. Mein, Andrew Mein. 

Thomas Mill, a.d.n. Annabell ; w. Johne Mill, Thomas Mill. 
Johne Prmgall, a.s.n. William ; w. Tho. Watson, Wm. Pringall. 
John \^air, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. John Bowar, Thomas Mein. 
George Dewar, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. George Turner, James Moffet. 
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Dec. 18. John Ilalliwall, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. John Mosse, Robert HaUiwell. 

„ 25. James Kdgar, a.s.n. Robert ; w. W'm. Edgar, Henrie jMyls. 

1664. 
Jan. 15. Thomas Notman, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. Thomas Turner, George Turner. 

„ „ John Rulhet, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. John Mill, Thomas Mill. 

,, 29. Thomas Myls, a.s.n. Henrie ; w. John Ilalliwall, Thomas Halliwall. 
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Martine. 
12. James Eilies, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Andrew Lookup, George Eilies. 

19. John Mill, a.d.n. .Ygnes ; w. Thomas Mill, John Mill. 
„ „ William Mill, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. John Mill, Thomas Mill. 

„ 21. Alexander Newtoun, a.s.n. John ; w. Rot. Young, Thomas Law. 
„ „ Johne Fringall, a.s.n. George : w. James Moffet, Archibald .Moffet. 
Mar. 4. James Macintosh, a.s.n. William ; w. Wm. Spottswood, Walter Aire. 
„ „ Henrie Myls, a.d.n. Annabell ; w. Johne Lawrie, Thomas Haliiwell. 
„ ,, Alexander W^aithman, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. William Spotswood, 
Walter Ushart. 
Thomas Litle, a.d.n. Margaret ; \v. Edward Darling, George Eyles. 
(jeorge Wallace, a.s.n. William ; w. George Wallace, Wm. Wallace. 

20. Johne Gill, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Thomas Gill and Mill {sic). 

,, ,, James Lawrie, a.d.n. Katherine ; w. James Mill, John Penman. 

„ ,, Andrew Rannaldsone, a.s.n. Johne ; w. Johne Mosse, Johne 

Mosse {sic). 
„ 27. F'atrick Lookup, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Thomas Lookup, Wm. Fisher. 
,, „ Johne Meine, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. Robert Meine, Alexr. Meine. 
Apr. 3. George Cairnecrose, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Robert BraicWie, Johne 
Bower. 
„ 10. George Muddie, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. John Fisher, Androw Chishome. 
„ ,, lames Turner, a.d.n. Jennet ; \v. George Turner, Thomas Turner. 
May 8. Johne Martine [e/itry Hnfi)iishcd\ 

Ja. Edgar, a.s.n. Johne ; w. Ja. Eleis, Wm. Edgar. 

John Mem, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Robert Freir, William Hoy. 

(ieorge Boustoun, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Andrew Boustoun, Andrew 

Boustoun. 
(icorge Blaikie, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. Thomas Law, George Muddie. 
Wm. Bell, twines, a.s.n. Hugh, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. James Lithgow, 

Wm. Bell. 
Thomas Halliwall, a.d.n. Helen ; w. John Halliwall, John Scot. 
John Dalgleish, a.s.n. John ; w. Johne Hall, James Moffet. 
John Penman, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. Andrew Penman, James Fisher. 
James Bunie, a.s.n. Johne ; w. Johne Bunie, Robert Mein. 
Robert Dickson, a.s.n. John ; w. William Tait, John Watson. 
10. Robert Forsone, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. William Forsane, John Duncan. 
„ James Carswalls, a.d.n. Alison ; w. Richard Sclatter, Robert Mein. 
15. William Wallace, a.s.n. James ; w. James Wallace, George Wallace. 
2> Thomas Darling, a.s.n. George ; w. George Tailer, Edward Darling. 
25. James .Moffet, a.d.n. Jennet ; \v. James Moffet, John Bell. 
„ „ Thomas Redfoord, a.s.n. George ; w. Adam Lithgow, James Mill. 
Aug. 7. George Blaickie, a.s.n. George ; w. James Eilies, Mark Blaickie. 
„ 14. William Mcrtoune, a.s.n. William ; w. William Bell, William Hoy. 
„ ,, John Wilsone, a. \cntry imfinislicd\ 

„ „ James Bowie, a. ; w. Johne Bowie, William Edgar. 

Sept. 4. William Grierson, a.d.n. Agnes ; \\. Wm. Spotswood, John Moss. 
„ „ Thomas Gray, a.s.n. Robert ; w. Thomas Bowie, Robert Forson. 
„ „ Thomas Wilkison, a.s.n. Alexander ; w. Alexander Wilkison, James 

Elies. 
„ 18. Johne Freirgreive, a.s.n. Gideon ; w. Culbert Bawie, Michael Gibson. 
„ „ George Pringall, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. James Bowie, James Elies. 
Oct. 2. John Bowar, a.d.n. Helen : w. Michael Gibson, Nicol Bowar. 



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Oct. 2. William Borthwick, a.s.n. William ; w. Johne Hall, Robert Knight. 
„ 9. George Eleis, a.s.n. James ; w. Adam Lithgow, James Eleis. 
,, „ James Mein, a.s.n. Johne ; w. Richard Sclatter, John Sclatter. 
^i. John Mein, a.s.n. John ; w. Robert Atein, Andrew Mein. 

John Uscher, a.s.n. Walter ; w. Walter Uscher, George Uscher. 
Robert Halliwall, a.s.n. George ; w. John Halliwall, John Mosse. 
George Turner, a.d.n. Janet ; w. John Laidlay, William Laidlay. 
Stephen Martine, a.s.n. Johne ; w. James Martine, Andro Heitton. 

Androw Drummond, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Johne Drummond, John 
Drummond. 
Mar. 6. Gideon Jackson, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. George Pringall of Torwoodlee, 

George Pringall of Buckholme, Francis Hepburne. 
May 24. John Mosse, a.d.n. Helen ; w. John Mosse, Wm. Edgar. 
June 9. William Anderson a.d.n. {entry utifinished\ 

„ „ John Whrekie (?), a.s.n. John ; w. John Houston, Thomas Law. 
„ 18. Waltter Redall, a.d.n. Jenatt : w. Georg Turner, Adam Heslope. 
July 2. Andro Hownam, a.s.n. Andro ; w. John Hownam, Georg Hownam. 
„ 14. George Ushar, a.d.n. Helen ; w. John Moss, Walttar Ushar. 
„ 29. James Aleil, a.d.n. Isobell ; w. John Meile, John Tamson. 
Aug. 13. John Dawedson, a.d.n. Kattren ; w. Robartt Mein, Alexander 
Anderson. 
„ „ Nicol Bowar, a.s.n. Retchertt ; w. Retchertt Sclattar, John Bowar. 
„ 20. James Gowrla, a.s.n James ; w. Necoll Cowhran, William Messar. 
Sept. 3. George Turnar, a.d.n. Bessie ; w. Thomas Turnar, Adam Heslop. 
Oct. 8. John Mein, a.s.n. Robartt : w. Alexander Mein, Andro Mein. 
„ 15. Robartt Benyze, a.d.n. Helin ; w. John Bonyze, Georg Mein. 
Robartt Mein, a.d.n. Margratt ; w. Andro and John Meins. 
Weliam Bowstan, a.d.n. Aleson ; w. Thomas Boustan, John Holie- 
wall. 

„ 30. John Mein, a.s.n. John ; w. Robartt Trottar, Andro Mein. 
Nov 5. John Hoge, a.d.n. Isobell ; w. Robartt Young, Andro Phape. 

„ 19. James Mertton, a.d.n. Jenett ; w. John Mertton, Thomas Hownam. 
,, „ John Drowmand, a.s.n. John ; w. John Drowmand, Andro Drowmand. 
„ 26. Robartt Mein, a.s.n. Weliam ; w. John Mein, Andro Mein. 
Dec. I. James Wallace, a.d.n. Jenett ; w. James Wallace, Weliam Wallace. 
„ „ John Baynze, a.d.n. Bessie ; \v. John Baynze, Adam Trowniball. 
,, ,, John Mein, a.d.n. Margratt ; w. Robartt Mein, Robartt .Frer. 
„ ,, Robartt Phaw, a.s.n. Adam ; w. James Patterson, Georg Cowpar. 
„ 24. James Edgar, a.d.n. Margratt ; w. James Elles, Weliam Edgar, 
„ last. John Maxwell, a.d.n. Agnose ; w. Georg Wallace, Weliam Anderson. 
1666. 
Jan. I. James Marr, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. Androw Marr, James Bowstoune. 

Harrie Pring-ell, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. Andrew Pringell, Andrew Urshart. 
14. Robt. Hallywill, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Johne Hallywill, Whalter Uscher. 
Robt. Spotswood, a.d.n. Mart. ; w. Andrew and Wm. Spotswoods. 
James Edgar, a.d.n. Anna ; w. Wm. Edgar, James Elies. 
Andrew Ronaldsone, a.d.n. Mart. ; w. Wm. Ronaldson, John Mosse. 
George Sheill, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Thomas Wilkison, James Elies. 
Andrew Olifer, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. James Olifer, John Boustoune. 
Mr. John Scot of Langshaw, a.s.n. Francis ; w. George Pringell, 
James Pringell of Cumselie. 
,, 23. Mr. Alexr. Bisset, mr., a.d.n. Chrystiane ; w. Johne Ker, James Eles. 
,, 25. Johne Hallowwill, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Markie Blackie, John Pier- 
grieve. 
Mar. II. Nicle Mescer, a.s.n. James ; \v. George Turner, Robt. Wright. 

Whalter Rutherfoord, a.s.n. Johne ; w. Adame Knox, James Turner. 
24. Robt. Engles, a.s.n. Robt. \ w. Her. Ingles, Robt. Main. 
28. Wm. Bowstoune, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Thomas and James Bovvstounes. 
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April I. (icorge Martin, a.s.n. Roljt. ; w. \Vm. Bell, George Wallace. 
,, 8. (leorge Wallace, a.s.n. James ; w. James Ker, William Wallace. 
„ 28. Andrew .Marr in (iattonsyd, a.s.n. Andrew ; \v. James Boustone, 

James Mar. 
„ ,. Thomas Hallouuill, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. Andrew Schisme, Johne 

Ilallowwili. 
,, 30. Juhnc k'er, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. George Pringell of Buckholme, Mr. 

Andrew Ker of Kippilaw. 
„ ,, James Kngles, a.d.n. Mart. ; w. Hendrie and Robt. Engles. 
„ „ Thomas Wiikison, a.s.n. James ; w. Ale.vr. Lithgow of Drygrange, 

James Elies. 
„ „ George Mein, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. Andrew Mein, John Mein. 
May 3. Whalter Dalgleish, a.s.n. Robert ; w. Nicle Mescer, John Mosse. 
,, 4 James Mein, a.d.n. Issobell ; vv. Andrew Mein, James Elies. 
„ 20. .-Xncirew .Mein, a.s.n. Robt. ; w. John and James Meins. 
„ ,, Georg Elies, a.d.n. Thomas ; w. James Elies, John Sklater. 
,, 27. John Dunce, a.d.n. Helene ; w. Thomas Watson, John Thin. 
„ 29. Patrick Lookeiip, a.s.n. John ; w. Johne Ker, Thomas Lookeup. 
June 10. (ieorge Howname, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Nicle and John Mescers. 

„ „ Michaell Gibsone, a.s.n. Hendrie ; w. Markie Blackie, Thomas 

Lookeup. 
„ 29. Andrew Huttone, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. Adam Lithgow, George Bullman. 
July I. Robt. Marr, a.s.n. James ; w. James and Jon Kers, portioners of 
Melrosse. 
„ 20. John Freirgreive, a.s.n. Johne ; w. Markie Blackie, George Wallace. 
„ ,, Robt. Clark, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. James Boustoune, Thomas Boustoune. 
„ 29. (George Mein, a.s.n. James ; w. Robt. Mein, Johne Hollowiil. 
Aug. 5. Ale.\r. Thomson, a.s.n. James ; w. James Pringell, Alexr. Riddell. 
,, 17. Wm. Mairtone, a.s.n. James ; w. Adam and Wm. Darlings. 
,, 19. Wm. Mairtone, a.s.n. Patrick ; w. James and Thomas Boustones. 
,, „ George Mescer, a.s.n. George ; w. Nicle and Wm. Mersers. 
„ ,, Thomas Bowie, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Wm. and Robt. Forsans. 
„ 26. Robt. Lunil)sdaill, a.s.n. Robt. ; w. Adam Mislop, James Turner. 
,, 30. .^nd. Fischer, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. Wm. and Micliael Fischares. 
„ „ Wm. Wallace, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. George and James Wallaces. 
Sept. 4. Robt. Philp, a.d.n. Mart. ; w. Rot. Trotter, Whalter V'aitch. 
„ 23. James Mein, a.d.n. Mart. ; w. Andrew and Johne Meins. 
,, ,, John V\iir, a.d.n. Jeane ; w. John and Robt. .Sklatters. 
„ 30. James Mein, a.d.n. Jeane ; w. Nicle Bowar, Thomas Mein. 
, Wm. Tait, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. Johne Turner, Alexr. Trotter. 
, John Bell, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. James Messer, Wm. Bell. 
,, (^leorge Elies, a.d.n. William ; w. Adam Lithgow, James Elies. 
„ „ James Blackie, a.d.n. Thomas ; w. Thomas Blackie, John Mairtine. 
Oct. 7. johne Sheill, a.d.n. Agnes ; vv. George Sheill, Edward Darling. 

„ 14. Andrew Mairtone, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. George Mairtone, John Bell. 
Nov. 11. Alexr. Lithgow of Drygrange, a.s.n. James; w. Mr. John Lithgow, 
James Elies. 
„ 19. Wm. Bell, a.s.n. Thomas, a.d.n. Anna ; w. Robt. Frier, Andrew Marr. 
„ 25. Wm. Luckup, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. Thomas and Patrick Luckups. 
„ „ Thomas Forrest, a.s.n. Johne ; w. Thomas and Johne Purvesses. 
„ 29. John .\L'irrtaine, a.s.n. Cieorge ; w. James and John Mairtaines. 
Dec. I. Alexr. Young, a.s.n. Johne ; w. Johne Johnstone, John Thin. 
„ 6. George Ormeston, a.s.n. Robt. ; w. Johne and Thomas Bells. 

„ William Wallace, a.s.n. Michaell ; w. George Wallace, Markie 

Blackie. 
„ Stephana Mairtaine, a.d.n. Margaret : w. Andro and Johne Hyttones. 
„ 20. Ihomas Mylne, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. John and Wm. Mvlnes. 
„ 28. John Penman, a.s.n. Johne ; w. Mr. Wm. Fletcher, tames Marline. 
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Jan. 4. John Hoy, a.s.n. William ; w. George Hoy, Andrew Marr. 

James Moffat, a.d.n. Jennit ; w. Wm. Fischer, Thomas Mescer. 
John Fischer, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Wm. Fischer, James Mein. 
George Lawrie, a.s.n. Robt. ; w. Johne Lawrie, Johne Friergrieve. 
Thomas Alairtaine, a.s.n John ; \v. John and James Mairtaines. 
Thomas Stennows, a.d.n. Marion ; w. Johne iVIylne, Nicle Cochrane. 
Andrew Penman, a.s.n. George ; w. George Wallace, George 
Mairtain. 
10. James Hunter, a.s.n. James ; w. Thomas Hunter, James Mein. 
,, Robt. Forsan, a.s.n. John ; w. Johne Mein, Johne Duncane. 
William Wryght, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Robt. Mein, Andrew Marr. 
Alexr. Wadman, a.s.n. Nicle ; w. William Spotswood, George Elies. 
George Hoy, a.s.n. William ; w. James Bowstoune, Andrew Marr. 
James Bowie, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Johne and Thomas Bells. 
Alexr. Newtone, a.d.n. Helene ; w. William Wallace, James Milne. 
John Turner, a.d.n. Helene ; w. Wm. Tait, George Turner. 
Thomas Gray, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. Markie Blackie, George Wallace. 
26. Thomas Lookup, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Thomas Lookup, Thomas Law. 
William Borthwick, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Johne Wallace, James Moffat. 
June 7. William Sklaitter, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. John Lithgow, John Laidlie. 
,, 23. Johne P'leck, a.s.n. Robt. ; w. Robt. Fleck, Johne Bowstone. 
„ 28. Johne Wilsone, a.s.n. Johne ; w. Johne Frater, John Pringell. 
„ Robt. Law, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Thomas Law, Andrew Darling. 
30. James Bunzie, a.s.n. James ; vv. John Bunzie, John Mein. 
July 7. Thomas Reidford, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. Adam Lithgow, Whalter Bell. 
10. Wm. Bowhill, a.s.n. James ; w. Thomas Law, Thomas ESowhill. 

14. Johne Darling, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. John Pringell, Thomas Darling. 
21. John Thomson, a.s.n. Patrick; w. Robt. Hollowill, Andrew 

Drummond. 
„ Thomas Turner, a.d.n. Mart. ; w. George Turner, Adam Hislope. 
„ John Gibsone, a.d.n Helene ; w. James Bowar, Michael Gibsone. 
28. John Sklaitter, a.s.n. Richart ; w. John and Alexr. Meins. 
Aug. II. George Blackie, a.d.n. Jennit ; w. James Elies, Markie Blackie. 

„ 18. George Muddie, a.d.n. Isobell ; w. Willian Fishar, William Spotswood. 
„ 25. John Barton, a.s.n. Johne ; w. Andrew Marr, Whalter Vaitch. 

,, „ Thomson, a.d.n. Jennit ; w. Wm. and George Mofifats. 

Sept. I. William Mylne, a.s.n. Johne ; w. Johne and Thomas Mylnes. 
,, 8. Robt. Marr, a.s.n. Johne ; w. John Karr, Johne Marr. 
„ ,, James Robertson, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. John and Thomas Mylnes. 
„ Thomas Mylne, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Johne Sklaitter, John Vair. 

15. George Uscher, a.d.n. Mart. ; w. Johne Mosse, Whalter Uscher. 
„ 29. Robt. Bunzie, a.s.n. Robt. ; w. John Bunzie, James Mein. 

,, „ And. Oliver, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. Andrew Chisholme, Thomas Law. 
Oct. 13. Wm. Anderson, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Mungow Donaldson, James 

Patterson. 
Nov. 8. James Edgar, a.s.n. James ; w. Janes Elies, William Edgar. 

,, 10. Thomas Bell, a.s.n. John ; w. John Bell, Thomas Law. 
Dec. I. James Mein, a.s.n. W^eliam ; w. James Mein, John Boynze. 
„ 6. Thomas Mabon, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Robert Mein, John Mabon. 
,, ,, Andro Hownam, a.d.n. Jennett ; \v. Nicol Mesar, George Hownam. 
„ 8. John Drowmond, a.s.n. George ; w. John Drowmond, Andro 

Drowmond. 
„ 20. John Bownyze, a.d.n. Bessie ; w. John Bownyze, James Bownyze. 
Robartt Reddall, a.s.n. Jenatt ; w. Weliam Feschar, John Mein. 
James Mein, a.s.n. James ; w. Andro Mein, George Mein. 
Andro Hownam, a.s.n. John ; w. John Hetton, John Feshar. 

Rot. Mein, a.s.n. James ; w. Rot. Middlemist, John Mein. 
John Mercer, a.s.n. Bernard ; w. John Mercer, Lochbruar (.'') — — 
Turnbull. 



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1668. 

Jan. 26. John Sclicill, a.s.n. William ; w. William fiibson, George Sheill. 

26. Patrick Luckhope, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. William Luckhop, Thomas 
Law. 
Feb. 16. Win. Luckhop, a.d.n. I\L'uion ; w. Thomas and Andrew Luckhop. 
„ James Milne, a.d.n. Christine ; w. John and Thomas IMilnes. 
,, 18. Jolin.Hogge, a.d.n. Jean and Issobell ; w. Adam Lithgow, Rot. 
N'oung. 
Mar. I. jamcs Milne, a.s.n. Nicoll ; w. Johne and Thomas Milnes. 
„ „ \\illiam .Mercer, a.s.n. John ; w. Thomas Law, Thomas Mercer. 

[ The above two e?! tries are deleted in the Record.'] 
„ „ Mr. Alex. Cro, a.s.n. Rot. ; w. John Pringle of Williamlaw and Mr. 

Rol)t. Heittoun (.^. 
„ „ George Wallace, a.s.n. Michael ; w. Andre and James Edgar. 

8. Andrew Drummond, a.d.n. Marion ; w. Johne Drunnnond, John 
Thomson. 
„ 27. Alexr. Lithgow of Drygrange, a.s.n. Gavin ; w. Gavin Eileis, Thomas 

Williamson, Ja. Eileis. 
„ 29. Wm. Pringle, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. John Thin, Thos. Watsone. 
Apr. 3. Thomas Myles, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Henrie and Robt. Myles. 
„ „ George Martine, a.s.n. George ; w. Andro and James Marline. 
„ 5. NicoU Mercer, a.d.n. Margt. ; w. Thomas Turner, James Smyth. 
„ „ Robt. Spotswood, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. John Mosse, Andrew Heitton. 
„ 12. James 15oustoun, a.d.n. Margt. ; w. Andrew Marr, James Boustoun. 
„ 19. Thomas Laidlaw, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. John Milne, Thomas Stenhouse. 
„ „ John Mylne, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Mungo and James Mylne. 
„ 26. George Martine, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. John Bell, Andrew Martine. 
„ „ John Lythgow, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Andrew Marr, Rot. Laidlaw. 
May 14. Wm. .Sclettar, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. Andrew Cook, Andrew Sclettar. 
„ „ Robt. Laidlaw, a.s.n. Rot. ; w. John and Andrew Marr. 

,, 26. Rot. Mein, Bostland (?), a.d.n. ; w. Andrew and James Meins. 

„ 28. Mr. Alexr. Bisset, a.s.n. Rot. ; w. Mr. John Somerville, Mr. James 
Knox. 
June 3. James Darling, a.s.n. Andro ; w. Andrew Darling, John Frater. 
„ 7. Rot. Mein, a.s.n. George ; w. John Mein, John Sclettar. 
„ 12. James Corson, a.s.n. George ; w. Andro Marr, Wm. Bowstoune. 
„ ,, Andrew Merser, a.d.n. Isabel ; w. Andro Heiton, John Merser. 

,, John Moss, ; w. John Hislope, Andw. Moss. 

July 16. jolm Symentone, a.s.n. James ; w. George Pringle, Thomas Law. 

,, 23. James Mylne. a.d.n. Jennet ; w. Thos. and John Mylne. 
Aug. 6. James lialyburlon, a.s.n. James ; w. John and James Hardie. 
„ J 8. Wm. Mein, a.s.n. John ; w. John and Andro Meins. 
,, 26. James Mein, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Wm. and John Meins. 
Sept. 27. lohn Riddell, a.d.n. Janet ; w. John Vair, elder and younger. 

,, „ John Laidley, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. James Elies, James Edgar. 
Oct. 4. George Hownam, a.s.n. John ; w. John Mercer, John Hownani. 
„ II. John Mein, a.d.n. Isabel ; w. John and Andro ^Iein. 
„ 23. Robert Wallace, a.s.n. George ; w. Wm. and George Wallaces. 
„ „ James Guill. a.d.n. Jennet ; w. John Mylne, Tliomas .Stenhouse. 
Nov. 8. John Guill, a.d.n. Margt. ; w. Nicoll Cochran, Thomas Mylne. 
,, ,, Robert Holiwall, a.s.n. John ; w. John and Andro Mosses. 
„ 20. Mungo Mylne, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. John and Thomas Mylnes. 
„ 22. James Hall, a.s.n. David ; w. David Hall, Andrew Phaup. 
Dec. 6. John Halliwall, a.s.n. Rob. ; w. John and Robt. Halliwalls. 

„ 15. John Freirgrieve, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. James Edgar, (leorge Wallace. 
„ 20. Stephen Heitone, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Andro and James Heittons. 
1 669. 
Jan. — Andro Fishar of Housebyre, two sons named John and James ; w. 
Wm. Fishar, Ale.\r. Lithgow of Drygrange. 

,, 9. Stephen Martine, ; w. Andrew and James Heittouns. 

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1669. 

Jan. 30. James Mein, smyth, a.s.n. Andro ; w. John and Andro Meins. 

,, last. Rot. Clark, a.d.n. I\Iargt. ; w. Wni. Bell, Andro Marr. 
Feb. 14. James Mein in Eildoune, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. John Wair, NicoU Bowar. 

„ „ John Turner in Calfhill, a.d.n. ; w. Charles and James Watsons. 

19. Wm. Bell, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Andro Marr, Robert Mercer. 

26. Georg Mercer, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Wm. Mercer, Andro Heitton. 
„ Androw Mein, a.d.n. Agnes ; \v. James and Rot. Meins. 

Mar. 2. Wm. Bowstone, a.s.n. George ; w. Thos. and Georg Bowstones. 
„ 19. W^m. Darling, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. Adam Darling, John Donaldsone. 
„ 23. Thomas Mein, a.s.n. James ; \v. Rot. Mein, Nicoll Bowar. 
April 2. Wm. Waker, a.d.n. Jean ; w. Georg Hovvnam, Wm. P'ischar. 

,, 4. John Mein, maltman, a.s.n. William ; w. Androw Mein, Wm. Fischar. 

„ 16. John Sclatter in Eildoun, a.d.n. ; 

May 2. Walter Dalgleish, a.d.n. Elspeth ; w. Alexr. Dalgleish, Andro Heitton. 
„ 6. John Dawsone, a.s.n. James. 

„ 21. Archibald Freir, a.s.n. Rot. ; w. Rot. and James Freirs. 
June 6. James Martine, a s.n. Thomas ; w. Patrick Lukup, John Laitheed. 
July 2. James Darling, a.d.n. Issobell ; w Andrew Darling, Wm. Darline. 
„ 7. John Merser in Bridgend ; w. Nicoll Mercer, George Hownam. 
,, 18. Thomas Vair, a.d.n. Isobell ; w. John Mylne, James Vair. 
„ ,, Walter Riddell, a.s.n. Andro ; w. Wm. Tait, Walter Scot. 
Aug. 16. Wm. Martine, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. James and Thomas Boustounes. 
„ 29. John Mylne, a.d.n. Alison ; w. Thomas Stenhouse, Thos. Mylne. 
Wm. Anderson, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. James and Andro Patisones. 
Sept. 12. Thomas Bell, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. John Bell, Thomas Law. 

James Tailfoore, a.s.n. James ; w. John Sclettar, Nicoll Bowar. 
Alexr. Mein, a.d.n. Maria ; w. Andro Mein, John Mein. 
19. John Merser, a.s.n. Androw ; w. Alexr. Redpath, Andro Heitton. 
Wm. Martine, a.s.n. John ; w. James Paterson, James Darling. 
Oct. 3. George Mein, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Rot. Phillip, Thomas Halliwall. 
8. James Mein, a.d.n. Magt. ; w. Robt. and Thomas Meins. 
24. James Edgar, a.s.n. Robert ; w. James Eilleis, Wm. Edgar. 

27. John Karr, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Mr. Wm. Mein, Thomas Wilkiesone. 
Nov. 5. Wm. Guill, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Wm. Anderson, James Paterson. 

16. John Mein, masone, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. Robt. Bunzie, John Mein. 
30. Alexander Lithgow of Drygrange, a.d.n. Magdalene ; w. Mr. James 
Elleis, Thomas Wilkieson. 
Dec. 21. John Vair, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. James Mercer, Nicoll Bowar. 
1670. 

Jan. II. John Heitton, a.s.n. John ; w. Andrew and Heittons. 

Thomas Guill, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. George Mertin, John Guill. 
18. Robert Hastie, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. George and Thomas Hasties. 

28. Mr. Thomas Byres, a.s.n. Alexr. ; w. Wm. and James Edgars. 
Feb. I. George Blackie, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Thomas Lythgow, Adam Lythgow. 

16. James Turner in Newsteid, a.s.n. ; w. John and Thomas Bells. 

Mar. 6. John Fisher in Darnick, a.s.n. John ; w. Andrew Heitton, Patrick 
Loukup. 
Wm. Anderson, a.d.n. Isobell ; w. Wm. Loukup, James Paterson. 
Thomas Bouston in Gattonsyde, a.d.n. Jannet ; w. Andro Marr, Rot. 
Mein. 

April 3. James Lithgow, a.d.n. ; w. Walter Riddell, Adam Hyslop. 

,, 4. William Bowstoun, a.d.n. Janet ; w. Thomas Boustoun, Waltar 

Vaitch. 
„ 10. Thomas Lythgow, a.s.n. Anna ; w. James Eillies, John Karr. 
,, 13. George Hownam, a.s.n. Andro ; w. Andro Drummond, John 

Hownam. 
,, 23. Thomas Stenhouse, a.s.n. John ; w. Nicoll Cochrane, John Milne. 
May 10. Nicoll Cochrane, a.s.n. Nicoll ; \v. Thomas Stenhouse, James Milne. 
,, 17. Andrew Howname, a.s.n. George ; w. George Hownam, John Heittone. 
June 5. Michael Gibsone, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Thomas Bell, Thomas Law, 



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(ieorge Turner, a.d.n. Jean ; w. \Vm. Bell, Wm. Taitt. 

Jolin Ciuill, a.s n. John ; w. Thomas and John Milnes. 

.Alexander Waithnian, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. .Andrew Heitton, John 

Moss. 
Andrew .Martina, a.s.n. Wm. ; \v. George and James .Marlines. 
I homas Wilkieson, a.d.n. Katherine ; \v. James Eilleis, .\lexander 

Lithgow. 
Wm. I.oukup, a.s.n. John ; w. Patrick and Thomas Loukups. 
John Heittone, a.s.n. John ; w. Andrew and John Heitons. 
James Edgar, a.s.n. James ; w. James Eileis, Thomas Wilkiesone. 
Patrick Loukup, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. Andro Tunno, James Edgar. 
Alexr. Newtone, a.s.n. Ale.xr. ; w. Patrick Loukup, John Lithead. 

John F" rater, a.s.n. ; w. Andrew and James Darlings. 

John Moss, a.d.n. Isoljell ; w. Andro Kennedie, Andro Chisholme. 
George .Martine, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Andro and James Marlines. 
Andrew Mein called " Kill," a.s.n. Andro ; w. John and Andro Mein. 
James Milne, a.d.n. Alisone ; w. John Milne, John Stenhouse. 
Charles Watson, a.s.n. Walter ; w. Wm. Hell, Andro Tunno. 



Thomas Mathesone, a - 
Wm. .Milne, a.s.n. Wm. 
John Hogg, a.s.n. John 



w. Adam and James Edgar. 



w. John and Thomas Milnes. 
w. John 1 eithead and Mark Blaikie. 
Andro Olivar, a.d.n. Jannet ; w. Thomas Law, Andro Wallace. 
Archibald Freir, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. Rot. and James F"riers. 
John Mein, a.s.n. John ; w. Robert Mein, Walter Vaitch. 
John Haliwall, a.s.n. John ; w. (ieorge Chisholm, Andro Haliwall. 
John Barton, a.s.n. Robt. ; w. Robt. Mein, Wm. Cook. 
John Lindsay, a.s.n. John ; w. Andrew Marr, Walter \'aitch. 
John .Stenhouse, a.s.n. James ; w. James Milne, John Penman. 
Andrew Howname, a.d.n. Isabel : w. George Howname, elder and 

younger. 
Thomas Marr, a.d.n. .Alison ; w. Andro ALur, Robt. Mein. 
Thomas Bighet, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. James Milne, Thomas 

Diummond. 
.Andro Paterson, a.s.n. Andro ; w. Thomas Drummond, Wm. Guill. 
James Smith, a.d.n. Jean ; w. Nicoll Mercer, James Mofitat. 
James Milne, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. John and Thomas Milnes. 
John Mein, rr.ulterer. a.s.n. John ; w. John and Andro Meins. 
James Robertson, a.d.n. Janet ; Rot. Mein, Nicoll Bowar. 
.Mr. Alexr. 15issett, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. George Pringle of Buckholme 

Mr. Rot. Main. 
Thomas Lithgow, a.s.n. John ; w. James Eilles, Mr. John Lythgow. 
Nicoll liowar, a d.n. Margaret ; w. James and Thomas Meins. 
Rot. Myles, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Thomas and Henric Myles. 
George Blaikie, a.d.n. Isobel ; Adam Lythgow, Mark Blaikie. 
John Mein, ostler, a.s.n. Robert ; w. John and James Meins. 
John Milne, elder, a.s.n. John. 

Thomas Drummond, a.d.n. Isobcll ; w. Rot. Maben, James Patsone. 
Thomas .Mein, a.d.n. Alison ; w. Rot. and James Meins. 
Andro Kennedie, a.s.n. Rot. ; w. Mr. Robert .Main, 

Wilkiesone. 
Peter Darling, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. Adam and James Darling. 
Wm. Martine, a.s.n. John ; w. James and .Andro Martines. 

James Darling, a.d.n. Jean ; w. Peter Darling, George Pringle. 
Wm. Turner, a.s.n. John ; w. George and Thomas Turners. 
Alexr. Mein, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. John and .Andro .Meins. 
(ieorge Mein, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Mark Blaikie, John Haliwell. 

John .Sclaitter, a ; w. John and Rot. Mein. 

Andrew Mercer, a.s.n. John : w. Andro and George Mercers. 



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1672. 

Mar. 17. Nicoll Bovvar, a.s.n. John ; \v. Rot. and James Meins. 
,, 24. Andro Mercer, wright, a.d.n. Agnes ; \v. John Moss, Andro 
Chisholm. 
April 7. Nicoll Cochrane, a.d.n. Jannet ; \\. John Milne, Thomas Stenhouse. 
„ 9. Andro Marr. a.d.n. Jennet ; w. Thomas VVilkiesone, Thomas Bouston. 
„ 14. John Hoy, a d.n. Isabell ; w. Wm. Bouston, Andro Marr. 
„ „ James Lindsay, a.d.n. Margaret ; \v. Walter Vaitch, Thomas 

Boustone. 
„ 21. John Ushar, a.s.n. James ; w. James Ushar, Andro Mercer. 
May 12. Thomas Laidlay, a.d.n. Jannet ; w. Thomas and John Milnes. 
„ 14. Thomas Vaitch, a.s.n. John ; \v. Adam Lythgow, James Mylne. 
„ 29. Thomas Livingstone, a.d.n. Isobell ; w. John Stirling, John Thin. 
June 9. John Mein, maissone, a.d.n. Margt. ; \v. John and James Meines. 
„ „ Thomas Martine, a. d.n. Margt. ; w. James Marline, Thomas 

Drummond. 
„ 16. George Martine, a.d.n. Marion ; w. James and Andro Martines. 
,, 20. John Milne, a.d.n. Jennet ; \v. Nicoll Cochrane, Wm. Mylne. 
„ 23. Thomas Lythgow, a.d.n. Marion ; w. Francis Scott, Mr. John 

Lythgow. 
„ 25. Wm. Mylne, messenger (?), a.s.n. Nicoll ; w. James Mylne, Adam 

Lythgow. 
„ 30. Thomas Loukup, younger, a.s.n. John ; w. Patrick and Andrew 
Loukups. 
July 7. -Andro Howname, weaver in Darnick, a.s.n. James ; \v. Andro and 
John Heittons. 
„ 7. Bernard Mein in Newsteid, a.d.n. Isobell ; vv. Andro and John Meins. 
„ 16. John Hogg, weaver in Melrose, a.d.n. Jean ; w. James Karr and 

George Wallace. 
„ 2 1. Thomas Darling in Blanislie, a.s.n. John ; w. Edward Darling, Wm. 

Greive. 
„ 28. George Turna, a.s.n. John ; w. Adam Hislop, Wm. Taitt. 
Aug. 4. Rot. Spotswood, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Andrew Chisholme, John Fishar. 
„ 7. Thomas Drunmiond, a.s.n. Andro ; w. James and Thomas Martines. 
„ 25. Wm. Martine in Westhouses, a.d.n. Bessie ; w. Wm. Ormiston, Adam 
Darling. 
Sept. I. Mr. Thomas Byres, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Mr. Rot. Main, Thomas 
Lythgow. 
,, ,, John Bowar, a.d.n. Magt. ; w. John and Thomas Bells. 
,, ,, George Frier in Gallowshiels, a.d.n. Isobell ; w. Wm. Karr, Wm. 

Williamsone. 
„ „ Wm. Moffat in Threepwood, a.s.n. John ; w. Archibald and James 
Mofifat. 
John Trotter, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Walter Vaitch, Wm. Bell. 
Robert Frier, a.s.n. John ; w. Rot. and Archibald Friers. 
Charles Watsone, a.d.n. Jean ; w. Wm. Fisher, Tho. Watsone. 
Thomas Bell, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. John Bell, Thomas Law. 
Wm. Mylne, a.s.n. John ; w. John and Thos. Mylnes. 

James Mein in Eildon, a.s.n. ; w. Rot. and Thos. Meins. 

3. John Symentone, a.s.n. John ; w. Thos. Law, Rot. Gardner. 
„ Wm. Browne, a.d.n. Margt.; w. George Turner, James Pringle. 
12. Thomas Mein, a.d.n. Margt.; w. Rot. and James Meins. 
,, Wm. Loukup, a.d.n. Isabel ; w. James Paterson, Thomas Drummond. 

17. Henrie Wallace, a s.n. Andro, a.d.n. Marie ; w. Andro Tunno, Andro 
Wallace. 

,, John Fischer, a.s.n. John ; w. Andro Heittone, Andro Chisholme. 

18. James Lambe, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. John Fischer, John Mein. 

24. John Mein Webster in Darnick, a.s.n. John ; w. Andro and George 
Hounam. 

25. James Edgar, a.d.n. Isobell ; w. James Eillies, Thomas Wilkiesone. 
Pec, I. John Davidsone, a ; w. James Moffat, John Purves. 



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1672. 
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Rot. Haliiwall, a.s.n. Andro ; w. John .Mosb, John Halliwall. 
Patrick Loukiip, a.d.n. Margt.; w. Thomas Loukup, Thomas Law. 
Antlro Mein, a.s.n. Andro ; w. John Mein, James Mercer. 

Thomas Bicket, a.d.n. Marion ; w. Thomas Drummond, \Vm. 

Loukup. 
John Mercer Lochbreast, a.s.n. Bernard ; w. George and Andrew 

Boustones. 
Andro Mein, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. Rot. and John Meins. 
Thomas Myles, a.s.n. James ; w. Andrew Marr, Henrie Myles. 
(ieorge Pringle, coblyman, a.s.n. (ieorge ; w. Sir .Thomas Karr, 

(leorge Pringle, Buckholm. 

John Stenhouse, a.s.n. ; w. John Mylne, Thomas Stenhouse. 

Andro Penman, a.s.n. Rot. ; w. John Penman, James Bowar. 
Andrew Pringle, cobleman, a.s.n. George ; w. Alexr. Mein, George 

Pringle. 
Ale.xr. Waithman, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. George Eillies, Andro Heittone. 

John Martine, a.s.n. ; w. Stephen and Andro Marlines. 

Thomas Mabon, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. Thomas Boustone, Rot. Mein. 
John Sklettar, a.s.n. \Vm. ; w. Andro and Wm. Sklettars. 
Mongo Mylne, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. John and Wm. Mylnes. 

John Mylne, Laird, a.d.n. ; \v. Mungo and Wm. Mylnes. 

George Mein, a.d.n. ; w. John Mein, Rot. Bunzie. 

John lleitton, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. Andro Heitton, John Moss. 
John Mein, maltman, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. Wm. Fishar, Andro Mein. 
John Heittone, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. Andro Heittone, John Moss. 
George Ormistone, a.d.n. Helen ; w. John and Thomas Bells. 
Alexander Lythgow of Drygrange, a.s.n. Charles ; w. Mr. John 

Lythgow, Francis Scott of Langshaw. 
John Moss, a.s.n. Andro ; w. Andro Chisholme, John Fishar. 
James Mylne, two d.n. Issobel and Margaret ; w. Nicol Cochrane, 

Thomas Mylne. 

Wintrope in Newtoune, a.s.n. Alexr. ; w. James and John Mylne. 

Thomas Bouston, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. Andrew Marr, James Boustone. 
Wm. Laing, a.d.n. Kathrine ; w. George and James Eillies. 
Wm. Simson, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Rot. Foregrieve, Wm. Mercer. 
James Mein, called " Brown James," a.s.n. James ; w. Thomas Mein, 

Nicol Bowar. 
John Mylne, ostler, a.s.n. John ; w. John and Wm. Mylnes. 
Thomas Wilkieson, a.d.n. Margt. ; w. James Eillies, James Edgar. 
Walter \'air, a.d.n. Margt. ; w. John Moss, Andrew Chisholme. 
James Bowar, called fermer, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Thomas and James 

Meins. 
Andro Olivar, a.s.n. Rot. ; w. John Mein, James Bowar. 

John Hoy, a ; w. George Hay, Andro Marr. 

Andro Fishar, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. Andrew Lythgow, Wm. Fishar. 
Wm. Mercer in Bridgend, a.s.n Nicoll ; w. Xicol Mercer, George 

Hownam. 
„ „ Alexander Clapperton, a.d.n. Issobel ; w. James Lambe, John Moss. 
Dec. 7. Andrew Chisholme, a.d.n. Margt. ; \v. John Moss, Andrew Rennald- 

sone. 
,, 14. Jolm Thomson, called " Stumper," a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Thos. and Wm. 

Boustouns. 
1674. 
Jan. 15. jolm Guill, a.s.n. John ; w. John Mylne, and Wm. Guill. 

„ 16. Thomas Lythgow, a.s.n. Walter ; w. Mr. John Lythgow Francis 

Scott of Langshaw. 
„ 27. Andrew Frier, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. Rot. Frier, Andrew Halliwall. 
Feb. 15. Wm. Grierson, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. John Moss, .Xndrew Heittone. 



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James Murray, a.d.n. Helen ; w. Andro and George Boustones. 

John Hoy in Gattinsyde, a.d. ; w. .Andrew Halliwall, John Lourie. 

Rot. Forsan, a.s.n. Charles ; w. John Mein, James Bunzee. 

Mr. Alexr. Bisset, a.s.n. Alexr. ; \v. Aiexr. Lythgow, Thos. Wilkieson. 

George Wallace, a.s.n. William ; w. Wm. Wallace, James Lamb. 

Charles Watson, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. Wm. Fishar, Thomas Watson. 

Walter Dalgleish, a.d.n. Magt. ; w. John Mose, Alexr. Dalgleish. 

Bernard Mein, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. Andrew and John Mein. 

NicoU Bowar, a.s.n. Nicol ; w. John Vair, James Mein. 

John Mein, weaver, a.s.n. John ; w. James Mein, John Heittone. 

George Hoy, eister^ a.d.n. Margi. ; w. Archibald Frier, Andrew 

Marr. 
Alexr. Mein, a.s.n. Andro ; w. John and Andrew Meins. 
Rot. Middlemist, a.s.n. Robert ; w. Thomas Mein, Nicoll Bowar. 
George Blaikie, a.d.n. Christine ; w. Mark Blaikie, Adam Lythgow. 
Thomas Martine, a.d.n. Jannet ; w. John and James Martines. 
Wm. Notman, a.d.n. Margaret, begotten in adulterie ; presented by 

Wm. Ormiston, Archd. Moffat, George Moffat. 
John Thin, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. John Stirling, James Grieve. 
James Edgar, a.d.n. Helen ; w. James Eilies, Thos. Wilkieson. 

Rot. Spottiswood, a.s.n. ; w. John Moss, Andrew Kennedie. 

Wm. Muddie, a.s.n. John ; w. John Moss, John Mudie. 

Thomas Myles, a.d.n. Jannet ; w. Henrie xMyles, John Mabon. 

Wm. Martine, a.d.n. ; w. Thomas Martine, younger. Rot. 

Martine. 
Thomas Laidley, a.d.n. Alison ; w. Wm. Laidley, James Mylne. 
Thomas Bouston, wynd, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. Andro Marr, Rot. Mein. 
Thomas Loukup, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Patrick and Andro Loukup. 
John Riddell, a.d.n. Alison ; w. John and Thomas Mylnes. 

David Cook, a.d.n. ; w. Rot. Ormiston, James Lamb. 

John Karr, a.s.n. Robert ; w. Mr. Andrew Karr of Kippielaw, Thomas 

Wilkieson. 
John Sheill, a.d.n. Jean ; w. Thomas Law, James Lambe. 
Andrew Renaldsone, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. John Moss, Andrew Chisholme. 
John Mein, a.d.n. Margt. ; w. James and Rot. Meins. 
George Lowrie, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Mr. John Scletter, Robt. Leithane. 
James Lambe, a.s.n. James ; w. Michael Gibson, James Wallace. 
Thomas Drummond, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. Andro Mercer, Rot. Maben. 
Rot. Halliwall, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Andrew and George Mercers. 
1675. 
Jan. 9. Mr. Thomas Byers, a.d.n. Jean ; w. Mr. Alexr. Bisset, George 

Wallace. 
17. Andrew Pringle, a.s.n. Rot. ; w. George Pringle, elder and younger. 
Feb. 2. George Pringle, cobleman, a.d.n. Margt. ; \\. Wm. Sclatter, John 

Mein. 
28. Thomas Mein, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. Andrew and Rt. Meins. 
Rot. Freir, a.d.n. Issobel ; w. Archibald and James Friers. 
John Sclettar, a.d.n. Marion ; w. John Mein, George Lowrie. 
Rot. Leithane, a.s.n. John ; w. John Mein, Rot. Middlemist. 
James Scott, a.s.n. Rot. ; w. Andro Heitton, John Leitheed. 
Wm. Loukup, a.d.n. Margt. ; w. Patrick Loukup, James Paterson. 
James Lindsay, a.d.n. Elspeth ; w. Walter \'aitch, Andrew 

Cairncrose. 
John Ushar, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. George Mercer, Michael Usher. 
John Lythgow, a.d.n. ALargt. ; w. James Eillies, .-llexr. Lythgow, 

Drygrange. 
„ 14. John Main, maltman, a.d.n. Elizabeth; w. Wm. Fishar, Andrew 

Mein. 
June 20. Andro Houname, a.s.n. John ; w. John and Andrew Houname. 
„ „ John Mein, masone, a.d.n. Isobell ; w. John and Rot. Meins. 



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July I. I'liilii) in Gattonsyde, a.s.n. Rot. ; w. Waltar Vaitcli, Thos. 

lioustone. 

,, 3. Dickson, a.s.n. John, begotten in fornication with Wallace ; 

\v. lames Wauch, John Bonzie. 
„ 8. John .Milne, elder, a.s.n. NicoU ; w. Cieorge and \Vm. Milne. 
„ 20. Robert Hunzie, two sons named Thomas and \Vm. ; w. John and 

James Bunzie. 
„ 28. Andrew Wright, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. Wm. Mertoune, Rt. Myles. 
Aug. 3. Thomas Fringle, a.s.n. John ; w. John Bell, John Bowar. 
„ „ Patrick Loukup, a.s.n. Patrick ; w. Thos. and Andro Loukup. 

„ 8. George Turner, a.s.n. ; w. Nicoll Cairncrose, James Edgar. 

John Davidson, a.d.n. Marion ; w. John Waugh, John Haitlie. 
Xicoll Merser, a.d.n. Isobell ; w. Wm. Mcrser, George Hounem. 

James Marr, ; w. Andro Marr, Thos. Bustoun. 

Andrew Mein, a.s.n. Rot. ; w. James Wauch, George Merser. 
Thomas Boustone, a.d.n. Jannet ; w. Andro Marr, Rt. Mein. 
Alexr. Lythgow of Drygrange, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. Andrew Plumar, 
Wm. Lythgow. 
„ 28. John Stenhouse, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. James Milne, James Wauch. 
„ ,, Thomas Lythgow, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Francis Scott and Alexr. 
Lythgow, Drygrange. 
Nov. 2. Andrew Frier, a.d.n. Alison ; w. Rot. and James Friers. 
„ 14. John Ushar in Darnick, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. James Ushar, Michael 

Fishar. 
,, ,, John Cockburn, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. Andro Rennaldson, Waltar Vair. 
Walter \'air, a.d.n. Margt. ; w. Andro Merser, Andro Renaldson. 

Wm. Wright, ; \v. Andro Marr, Archibald Freir. 

Thomas Mylne, a.s.n. John ; w. John and Wm. Mylne. 

Wm. Merser, ; w. Nicol Merser, George Hounam. 

John Bowar, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. John and Thomas Bell. 
„ 26. Andro Chisholme, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. John Moss, Andrew Renaldson. 
1676. 
Jan. 4. James Wallace, a.d.n. Margt. ; \v. Wm. and George Wallace. 
„ g. John Martine, a.s.n. Andro ; w. Wm. Merser, George Boustone. 
„ 16. John Guill, a.d.n. Jannet ; w. John Milne, Mungo Milne. 
„ „ Umqle Wm. Lowrie, a.d.n. Helen ; w. George and John Lowrie. 
Feb. 6. George Houname, a.s.n. Leonard ; w. Wm. and John Mersers. 

^Lar. 14. Thomas Bicket, ; w. Wm. and David Cook. 

„ 19. Andrew Stevensone, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. Walter Vaitch, Rt. Ormiston. 
,, 26. Edward Darling, a.s.n. John ; w. James Greive, Adam Darling. 

„ ,, James Forsythe, ; w. Mr. John Taitt, John Symentone. 

April 9. Thomas .Matheson, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. Andro Marr, Thomas Boustone. 
,, 23. John Heittone, a.d.n. Margt. ; w. John Mein, Andro Ushar. 
,, 30. Umqle George Mercer, a.s.n. Charles ; w. Andro and Wm. Mercers. 
May 20. George Mein, a.s.n. David ; w. John and James Mein. 
„ 23. Andro Mein, a.s.n. Nicoll ; w. John and James Mein. 
„ 28. Rot. Halliwalls, a.d.n. Jannet ; w. John Fishar, Andro Mercer. 
June 9. Thomas Mein, a.s.n. Andro ; w. Nicoll Bowar, John Sclatter. 
„ 15. John Karr, a.d.n. Martha ; w. Thomas Wilkieson, James Eillies. 
„ 25. Thomas Darling, younger, in Blainslie, a.s.n. Edward ; w. John 
Darling, James Smith. 
July 9. George Wallace, a.d.n. Isobell : w. Wm. Wallace, Andro Wallace. 
„ 16. John Sclaitter, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. John Marr, Thomas Mein. 
„ 23. John Wright, a.s.n. John ; w. John Barton, Thos. Bouston. 
Aug. 8. John Johnstone, a.s.n. John ; w. Thomas and John Darlings. 
„ 13. James Bunzie, a.d.n. Agnes : w. John Mein, John Bunzie, 
„ 14. Andrew Kennedie, a.s.n. James ; w. Andro Chisholme and George 

Blaikie. 
„ 24. Alexr. M'Faiden, a.d.n. Anne ; w. Thomas Williamson, Thoma 
Matheson. 





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1676. 

Aug. 27. John Heittone, a.d.n. Isobell ; \v. Andre Heittone, Stephen Martine. 
Sept. 10. Mr. Alexr. Bisset, minister, a.s.n. George. 

„ „ John Moss, a.s.n. James ; \v. Andro Heitton, Andro Chishohn. 
Oct. I. James Grieve, a.s.n. James ; w. John Stirhng, John Darhng. 

„ „ Archibald Mofifat, a.s.n. Robt. ; \v. Archibald Moffat, elder, Peter 

Moffat. 
„ „ George Lowrie, a.s.n. George : w. John Sclaitter, James Mein. 
Robt. Ormstone, a.d.n. Jennet ; \v. David and \Vm. Cooks. 
Walter Dalgleish, a.d.n. Marion ; \v. John Moss, John Dalgieish. 
George Merser, a.s.n. Andro ; w. Andrew Merser, Thomas Drum- 

mond. 
Rot. Leithan, a.d.n. Alisone ; \v. John Sclaitter, James Mein. 
Thomas Lukup, a.d.n. Christin ; w. Patrick Lukup, Andro Lukup. 
\Vm. Laing, a.d.n. Magt. ; \v. Adam Lythgow, John Rathie. 
John Mein, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; \v. Alexr. Mein, Wm. Fishar. 
Adam Turnbull, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. John and James Bunzie. 
James Frier, a.s.n. Robert ; w. Rot. and Archibald Frier. 
John Mein, a.s.n. Andro ; w. James and John Mein. 
James Lambe, a.d.n. Anna ; \v. Thomas Law, Andrew Olivar. 
26. John Mein, Cuddibutts, a.d.n. Marion ; w. James and John Mein. 
Thomas Laidlay, a.s.n. John ; w. John Mylne, Andro Heittone. 

George Martine, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. John Bell, Andro Martine. 
„ 14 Bernard Mein, a.d.n. Andro ; w. Andro and John Mein. 
„ „ Alexr. Lythgow of Drygrange, a.s.n. Andro ; w. John and Thos. 
Lythgow. 
Feb. 1 1. Rot. Mein, tennant in Gattonsyde, a.s.n. Robert ; w. John and Andro 
Meins. 
„ 18. Walter Vaitch, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Rot. Ormstone and James 
Edgar. 
Andro Smyth, a.s.n. John ; w. John Fisher and Andro Hounem. 
Georg Blaikie, a.d.n. Jean ; w. Adam Lythgow and Mark Blaikie. 
Georg Pringle, natural son to Buckholm, two daughters n. Agnes 
and Alison ; w. Andro and George Pringle. 
,, 2. Wm. Scott, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. David Cook and Adam Lythgow. 
„ 20. Wm. Bowstone, "Whister," a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Thos. Bowstone, 

John Mabon. 
„ 25. John Slettar, a.s.n. Andro ; w. John and Thos. Mein. 
„ 27. Thomas Blaikie, a.d.n. Eupham ; w. John and James Meins. 
May 19. Robert Spotswood, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. John Fisher and Andro 
Mercer. 
,, 29. Andro Wright, a.s.n. John ; w. Thos. and Robert Myles. 
„ ,, Robert Bowston, " Bucat," a.s.n. John ; w. Thos. Bowston and Alex. 
Trotter. 
June 10. Wm. Mudie, a.d.n. Jennet ; \v. John Mudie and Andro Heittone. 
„ 15. Andro Fisher, a.d.n. Anna ; w. Mr. John Lauder and Michaell 

Fisher. 
,, „ Jean Cairncrosse, a.s.n. James, presented by Thomas Mylne ; w. 
Wm. Cook and David Cook. 
Wm. Bowar, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. John Bell, John Bowar. 
John Ushar, a.s.n. Walter ; w. John Moss, Andro Heittone. 
Andro Lythgow, a.s.n. John ; w. John Lythgow, Andrew Moffat. 
Thomas Mathiesone, a.d.n. Mary ; w. Andro Marr, Robert Mein. ", 
John Mylne, elder, a.s.n. Robert ; w. Thomas Mylne, Adam 
Lythgow. 
„ 20. James Waugh in Melrose, a.s.n. James ; w. James Mylne, John 

Bowar. 
„ 29. James Bowar, fermer, a.s.n. John ; w. John Sclettar, James Mein. 

Aug. 5. .A.ndro Mercer, Wynd, ; w. John and Andro Heittone. 

„ 12. Andro Drummond, a.s.n. John ; w. Andro and Wm. Mercer. 



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Aug. 19. Andro Pringle, a.s.n. James ; w. Patrick Lukup, George Pringle. 
Sept. 7. Tlionias Hell, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. John Bell, John Bowar. 
„ 9. John Wright, a.d.n. Isobell ; w. Geory Barton, Andrew Marr. 
„ ,, James Murray, a.s.n. Robert ; w. James Mylne, Michaell (jibsone. 

„ 10. James Lindsay, a.d.n. ; w. \Valter V'aitch, Rot. Ormstone. 

Oct. 19. Wm. Mercer in Bridgend, a..s.n. Wm. ; w. George Hownam, 
Nicoll Mercer. 
21. John Mein, ostler, a.s.n. James ; w. James and John Meins. 
Nov. II. Wm. Mertine, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. Adam Darling, Wm. Fisher. 
„ 14. Archibald Frier in Gattonsyd, a.s.n. James ; w. Henrie and Thos. 

Myles. 
,, 17. James Edgar, a.s.n. Adam ; w. James Ellies, John Lythgow. 
„ 29. Georg Mein, Wynd, a.d.n. Christin ; w. James Mercer, Akxr. Mein. 
Dec. 17. John Broune and Annie Bringle, a.s n. Robert ; vv. Georg Pringle of 
Blindlee, Ned Wallace. 
,, 20. Archibald Frier, a.s.n. Georg ; \v. Robert and James Frier. 
„ 23. John Symontone, a.s.n. Patrick ; w. John Pringle, Wm. Pringle. 
,, 27. Robert Pringle, tailzer, a.s.n. Georg : \v. George and Andro Pringle. 
1678. 
Jan. 8. Agnes, d. to Issobell Ormstone, begotten in fornication with Nathaniell 
Cranstoun in Smailholm, presented by Walter Vaitch ; w. Rot. 
Ormston, Wm. Cuik. 
,, 15. James Frier, a.s.n. Charles ; w. Robert and Archibald Friers. 
„ last. John Mein, Wynd, a.d.n. Christin ; w. James and John Meins. 
Feb. 3. Rot. Halliwall, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. John Halliwall, John Ushar. 
Mar. 5. Andro Unes, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. John Martine, Adam Hyslop. 

„ 10. James in Bentmylne, a.s.n. James ; w. Wm. Fisher, Walter 

Scott. 

„ 15. Stephen Heitton, a ; w. James Martine, Andro Heitton. 

„ 30. James Bunzie, a.s.n. Rot. ; w. John and Rot. Bunzies. 
April 6. Andro Bunzie, notar (?}, a.s.n. Rot. ; w. James Merser, John Bunzie. 
,, 7. Patrick Lukup, a.s.n. Wm., baptised by Mr. Lennock ; w. Wm. 

Wallace, John Huntar. 
„ 19. Andrew Martine, a.d.n. Christine ; w. George and James Marlines. 
May ID. Mr. Thomas Byres, a.d.n. Christin ; w. John Pur\es and George 
Wallace. 

12. Nicoll Bowar in Eildoune, a ; w. John Vair, Thomas Mein. 

23. Andro Mercer, Baitsheill (?), a.s.n. Andro ; w. Andro Mercer, George 

Mercer. 
29. Nicoll Mercer in Mosshouses, a.s.n. George ; w. George Mercer, 
Michaell Pearsone. 
John Mein, Townhead, a.s.n. James ; w. John Mein, Andro Sclettar. 
Alexr. M'Fadzean, a.d.n. Isobell ; w. Adam Darlinj^, Andro Pringle. 
Michaell Pearson, a.s.n. John ; w. Nicoll and (icorge .Mercers. 
20. Thomas Wilkieson, a.d.n. Anna ; w. James Eillies, John Lythgow. 
John Bell, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. Thomas Bell, John Bowar. 
Robert Cook, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. Wm. and David Cook. 
Andro Rennaldson, a.d.n. Marie ; w. John Moss. .Andro Heittnn. 
Rot. Martine in Gattonsyde, a.d.n. Isobell ; w. Rot. Mein, James 

Leithane. 
James Patcrson in Gallowshiell.'^ ; w. James Ballandane, Wm. Wilsone. 

James Lambe, a.s.n. (George ; w. . 

John Mercer, " Pelt," a.d.n. Margt. ; w. John Bell, James Bowie. 
James Freirgreive, a.d.n. Jean ; w. Ale.xr. Trotter, Rot. Mercer. 
„ ,, Rot. Fa, baillie in Melrose ; w. Mr. Rot. .Maine, Thomas Wilkiesone. 
Sept. 8. John Moss in Darnick, a.d.n. Helen ; w. .\ndro Rennaldson, Andro 
Chisholme. 

„ 26. Rt. Ormiston, ; w. David and Wm. Cooks. 

Oct. 7. George Mercer, Baitshiells (.'';, a.s.n. James ; w. James Wauch, Andro 
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Oct. 13. Andro Wright, merchant in Gattonsyde ; \v. Thomas Maben, John 
Halliwall. 
„ ,, Wm. Davidson, a.d.n. Issobel ; w. Rot. and Archibald Freirs. 
Nov. I. John Mein, Cuddiebutts, a.d.n. Margt. ; \v. Thomas Bunzie, Andro 
Mein. 
„ 26. Wm. Mercer in Bridgend, a.d.n. Margt. ; w. Nicoll Mercer, George 
Hownem. 

„ 28. Thomas Mein in Eildoune, ; \v. James and Rot. Mains. 

Dec. 12. Thomas Bouston, a.d.n. Isobell ; w. Andro Marr, Rot. Mein. 
„ 22. Rot. Bouston, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. Ale.xr. Trotter, Rot. Mercer. 
1679. 

Jan. 12. John Heittone, called " Corkens," a.d.n. ; w. Andro Heitton, 

John Moss. 
„ ig. George Lowrie, a.d.n. Helen ; w. John Sclaitter, James Mein. 
Feb. 2. George Mercer, a.s.n. John ; w. John Moss, Andro Rennaldsone. 
„ 9. Mark Shillinglaw, a.s.n. Andro ; \v. Wm. Shillinglaw, Michael 
Gibsone. 

„ 23. John in Gattonsyde, ; w. John and Rot. Scotts. 

„ „ John Karr, a.s.n. John ; w. John Karr of Shaw, Patrick Lukup. 
Mar. 2. Rot. Leithane, a.s.n. Thomas ; \v. John Sclaitter, Rot. Mein. 

,, „ James Moffatt, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Thomas Bowie, Wm. Cook. 
April 1. John Fisher, a.s.n. Michael ; w. Andro and Andro Hownams. 
„ ,, Wm. Mudie, a.s.n. James ; w. Andro Mercer, Nicol Waithnian. 
,, „ James Martin, a.s.n. Wm. ; \v. Alexr. Maxwell, Patrick Lukup. 
„ „ Rot. Smith, a.s.n. John ; w. Andro Chisholme, Andro Heittone. 
„ 15. Andro Mercer, a.s.n. John ; w. John Fischar, George Mercer. 
„ 19. Thomas Lythgow, a.s.n. James ; w. Rot. Faa, James Eilles. 
,, 25. Thomas Blaikie, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. John Mein, James Mein. 
May 2. Mr. Alexr. Bissett, a.d.n. Marione ; w. George Pringle, Rot. Faa- 
„ 3. George Blaikie, a.d.n. Marion ; w. Thomas Wilkiesone, John 

Mein. 
,, 1 1. Andro Smith, a.s.n. Andro ; w. Georg Mercer, Andro Rennaldsone. 
„ ,, Alexr. Waithman, a.s.n. Alexr. ; w. Wm. Mudie, Andro Heittone. 
June 8. John Maben in Gallosheills, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Wm. Wiiliamsone, 
James Ballandean. 
Archibald Frier, a.d.n. Agnes ; vv. James Frier, Thomas Bowstone. 
James Scott in Langhaugh, a.d.n. Helen ; \v. Andro Darling, Wm. 
Wilsone. 
25. James Waugh, a.s.n. Georg ; w. John Bell, Wm. Cook. 

James Friergrieve, a.d.n. ; w. Alexr. Trotter, Wm. Mercer. 

Andro Kennedie, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. Andro Renaldsonne, Andro 

Chisholm. 
John Paterson, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Rot. Frier, Archibald Frier. 
Andro Drummond, a.s.n. Andro ; w. John Thomsone, John Ushar. 
James Purvis, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Georg Mercer, John Patersone. 
Wm. Bowar, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. James Edgar, Andro Olivar. 
Andro Olivar, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. Wm. Bowar, Michael Gibsons. 
James Lindsay, a.d.n. Jean ; w. Walter Vaitch, Thomas Bowstone. 
12. James Frier, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. Archibald and Rot. Friers. 

Thomas Lukup, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. Patrick Lukup, Andro Lukup. 
„ 26. John Heittone, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. John Bowar, John Sclaitter. 
„ „ Robert Mein, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. John and Andro Meins. 
„ „ Wm. Mercer, " Hall," a.s.n. Andro ; w. Andro Mercer, Andro 

Kennedie. 
„ last. Wm. Fishar, a.d.n. Jean ; w. Wm. Cook, James Edgar. 
„ „ John Bell, a.d.n. Marione ; w. Thomas Bell, John Bowar. 
Nov. 21. James Edgar, a.s.n. Alexr. ; vv. Thomas Wilkiesone, James Elles. 
„ „ David Cook, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. Wm. and Rot. Cooks. 
„ 23. Wm. Sclaitter, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. John Mein, Adam Turnbull. 
Dec. 14. John Mein. a.d.n. Jennet ; w. Wm. Fischar, Andro Mein. 



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Dec. 14. Wm. Moss, a.s.n. Jolm ; w. John Moss, Walter Dalgleish. 

„ 17. Rot. Sclatter, a.d.n. ; w. John Sclaitter, Rot. ?kiein. 

1680. 
Jan. 7. James Murray, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. Georg and Andro Martins. 
,, ,, IMioMias Bighet, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Thomas Druniniond, Rot. 

Mabone. ' 
„ 15. Wm. Broun, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. Alexr. Maxwell, Georg Sheill. 
,, „ John Stenhouse, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. James Milne, James Waugh. 
„ 25. James Broun, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. James Mercer, John Mein. 
Fel). 8. .Andro Hownam, a.s.n. .-Vndro ; \v. John Mercer, Andro Rennaldsone. 
Mar. 4. James Marline, a.s.n. Georg ; w. John Tait, -Michael Pearsone. 

„ 21. Rot. Mertone, a.d.n. ; w. James Leithan, Rot. Mertone. 

„ „ James Mercer, " PeoU," a.d.n. Eli/.aljeth ; w. Andro Heittone, Georg 

Mercer. 
„ 23. Thomas Mercer, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Wm. Cook, James Edgar. 
,, 26. Francis Dickson, a.s.n. Ale.\r. ; w. John Andersone, Thomas Mylne. 
April 9. James .Alexander, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. (jeorg Sheill, John Stenhouse. 
15. James Bunzie, a.d.n. I5arbara ; \v. Rot. and Thomas Trotters. 
20. Thomas Bowar, a.d.n. Agnes ; \v. James Broun, Alexr. Rutherfoord. 
27. Rot. Mein, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. John Leithane, James Bunzie. 
May 2. John Halliwall, a.s.n. Georg; \v. Andro and Georg Mercers. 

,, 9. .Alexr. MacFadzean, a.s.n. ; \v. Adam Darling, James Maxwell. 

„ 16. James Turner, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. John Pringie, James Fisher. 
June 6. John Mudie, a.s.n. James ; w. Wm. Mudie, Andro Mercer. 
,, „ Andro Fisshar of Housbyres, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Wm. P^isshar, 
.Andro Mercer. 
Andro Pringie, a.d.n. \'iolet ; w. George Pringie, Adam Darling. 
John Taitt, a.s.n. James ; w. Georg Turner, Michael Fischar. 
Alex. Rutherfoord, a.s.n. John ; w. Wm. Broun, Wm. Cook. 
John Ushar, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. John Moss, Andro Chisholme. 
John W'right, a.s.n. Georg ; w. Andro Marr, John Moss. 
Rot. Leithane, a.s.n. Georg ; w. John Sclaitter, W^m. Sclaitter. 
18. Nicoll Bowar, a.s.n. Nicoll ; w. 'Phomas Mein, James Bowar. 
10. James Lamb, a.s.n. Rot. ; w. Georg Wallace, James .Milne. 

Thomas Bunzie, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. John Mein, John Bunzie. 
29. Alexr. Heittone, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. James Bowar, John Haliwall. 
,, last. Rot. Cook, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. David and Wm. Cooks. 
Sept. 3. Georg Pringie, " Bull," a.s.n. James ; w. Andro Pringie, Thomas 
Leithane. 
,, II. Rot. Mein in Eiidone, a.d.n. Issobell; w. John Sclaitter, Thomas 
Mein. 
John Lyes in Gallosheills parish ; w. Rot. and Thomas Lyes. 
Thomas .Mein in Eiidone, a.d.n. Alisone ; w. John Sclaitter, Rot. 

Mein. 
Margaret Pearson, a.s.n. John, presented by .Alexr. Clapperton ; w. 

( jcorg Wallace, Wm. Cook. 
John Heittone, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Andro Chisholme, John Mein. 
4. Patrick Lukup, a.d.n. Helen ; w. Thomas Lukup, James Murray. 
14. John Sclaitter, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. John Riddell, Wm. Sclaitter. 
John Lythgow, a.d.n. Helen ; w. .Alexr. Lythgow, James Eilles. 

James Olivar in Bouden, a.d.n. ; w. Andro and James Olivar. 

Andro Bunzie, a.s.n. Johne ; w. John Bunzie, Wm. Fischar. 

Thomas Lythgow, a.s.n. Rot. ; w. John Lythgow, Thomas Wilkiesone. 

Andro Wright, a.d.n. ; w. Thomas and John Meljens. 

Georg Mercer, a.d.n. Issobell ; w John .Moss, Andro Renaldsone. 
Andro Smith, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. Andro Smith, Georg Mercer. 
Rot. Bowslone, " Vicar," a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Andro Broun, Rot. Mercer. 
.Andro .Mercer, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Thomas Drummond, (Jeorg Mercer. 
Wm. Mercer, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Georg Hownam, Xicol Mercer. 



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1681. 

Mar. 27. James Maxwell, a.s.n. Georg ; w. Alexr. Mack, Faldean, Andro 
Pringle. 
„ 29. John Main, called " Ciiddiebuts," a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Rot. and John Mains. 
April 9. Georg Frier, a.s.n. Thomas ; \v. Archibald and Ja. Friers. 

„ 24. John Heittone, a.d.n. Jennet ; \v. Andro and John Heittons. 
May I. John Mein, a.d.n. Issobell ; \v. John and Andro Meins. 

8. Georg Howname, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. Nicoll Ushar, John Mudie. 
:o. Alexr. Patersone of Old Melrose, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Rot. Faa, Alexr. 
Lythgow. 
„ 29. Georg Lowrie, a.s.n. John ; w. John Sclaitter, Rot. Leithane. 

June 5. Cuik in Housebyre, a.s.n. Andro ; w. Alexr. Trotter, Rot. Frier. 

John Frier, a.d.n. Issobell ; \v. Rot. Mein, Thomas Ma . 

Wm. Smith, a.s.n. Andro ; \v. Andro Smith, younger and elder. 
Georg Mercer, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. James and Andro Mercers. 

12. John Currie, a.s.n. Rot. ; w. Rot. Fa, Thomas Wilkiesone. 
„ • ,, Ja. Bowie, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. Ja. and Thomas Bowies. 

„ 29. James Turner in Blainslie, a.s.n. Edward ; w. John Darling, John 
Stirling. 
July 3. James Mein, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Thos. and Rot. Meins. 

16. Thomas Rennick, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Georg Wallace, Wm. Cook. 
29. Mr. Alexr. Bisset, a.s.n. James ; w. Rot. Fa, Thomas Lythgow. 

Walter Veitch, ; w. Rot. Ormstone, Thomas Bowstone. 

Aug. 7. Rot. Mercer, a.s.n. Georg ; w. Andro Fishar, Andro Marr. 

„ 19. Thomas Blaikie, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. John and James Meins. 
Sept. 9. Wm. Riddell, a.s.n. John ; w. John Mein, John Bunzie. 

II. John Marr, a.s.n. Andro ; w. Thomas Drummond, Andro Mercer. 
„ James Bowar, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Nicoll and James Bowars. 

18. Rot. Mein, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. John and Georg Meins. 
„ John Mein, called " Sober," a.s.n. ; w. James and John Meins. 

25. Rot. Frier, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Alexr. Trotter, Rot. Mercer. 
Oct. 2. Walter Karr, a.s.n. Andro ; w. James Milne, John Lowrie. 

„ II. James Martine, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. Georg Wallace, Alexr. Maxwell. 
„ 28. Andro Kennedie, a.d.n. Jean ; w. John Moss, Andro Renaldsone. 

Nov. 5. Thomas Bunzie, ; w. John Bunzie, Adam Turnbull. 

Georg Mein, a.s.n. James ; w. John Mein, James Broune. 
6. Andro Olivar, a.s.n. John ; w. Wm. Bowar, Michael Gibsone. 
James Lindsay, a.d.n. Christin ; w. Andro Marr, Walter Vaitch. 

19. James Frergrieve, a.s.n. John ; w. Thomas Hardy, Rot. Hilsone. 

20. John Moffat, a.d.n. Helen ; w. Thomas Moffat, Rot. Scott. 

26. Thomas Bowstone, Wynd, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Andro Marr, Rot. Mein. 
„ John Bowar, a.s.n. John ; w. John and Thomas Bells. 

Dec. 8. Alexr. Mein, a.s.n. Andro ; w. Andrew and Ja. Meins. 
„ ,, Thomas Bell, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. John Bell, John Bowar. 
„ 21. John Mein, maltman, a.s.n. John ; w. Alexr. and Andro Meins. 
1682. 
Jan. I. Rot. Faa, baillie of Melrose, a.s.n. Charles ; w. Thomas Wilkiesone, 
James Edgar. 
3. John Heitton, a.s.n. Andro ; w. James Bowar, Andro Heittone. 

13. James Bunzie, a.s.n. Alexr. ; w. John Bunzie, Alexr. Trotter. 
19. James Edgar, two daughters named Agnes and Barbara ; w. Thomas 

and John Lythgows. 
„ 29. Thomas Wilkiesone, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Rot. Faa, baillie, Alexr. 

Lythgow. 
„ last. Georg Blaikie, a.s.n. Charles ; w. John Mein, John Mylne. 
Feb. 12. Wm. Mercer, Hall, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. Andro and John Mercers. 
Mar. 12. Rot. Walker in Gallasheills, two sons named Ale.xr. and Thomas ; w. 
Hew Darling, James Ballandane. 
„ 19. James Murray, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. Georg and Andro Martines. 
„ 26. Archibald Frier, a.d.n. Helen ; w. Henrie and Thomas Myles. 
April 2. Wm. Bowstone, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. Thomas Bowstone, Walter Vaitch, 






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1682. 

April 4. Alexr. McFadzean, a.d.n. Jennet ; \v. Andio Pringle, Rot. Marline. 

,, 6. James Lyes, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. (ieorg Blaikie, .Michael Gibsone. 

„ 9. Rot. Haddon, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. James .Murray, \Vm. Cook. 

„ 1 1. Rot. .Martine, a.s.n. Rot. ; w. Rot. Ormston, Andro Pringle. 

„ 16. Rot. Martine in Gattonsyd, a.d.n. Margaret; \v. James Leithan, John 
Tailt. 

„ last. John Wright, a.s.n. John ; w. (ieorg liarton, John Hoy. 
May 12. David Cook, a.s.n. Alexr. ; vv. Wm. and Rot. Cooks. 

„ 21. Thomas Darling, a.s.n. John ; \v. James Watsone, John Darling. 

„ „ John Taitt, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Georg and Thomas Turners. 

„ 23. Thomas Mathiesone, a.s.n. John ; \v. Andro .Marr, Andro Halliwall. 

„ 27. John Symentone, a.s.n. Andro ; w. Thomas Law, Wm. Ballandane. 

„ 28. Andro Drummond, a.d.n. Issol:)ell ; \v. John Thomson, John Welch. 
June 2. Andro Lukup, a.s.n. Thomas ; \v. Thomas Law, Thomas Lukup. 
July 9. Thomas Scott, a.s.n. Andro ; \v. Wm. Wilson, James Ballandane. 

,, ., James Cossar, a.s.n. James : w. Georg Turner, Rot. Cossar. 

„ 16. Andro Mein, " Kill," a.s.n. James ; w. John Mein, Andro Wilson. 

„ „ Thomas Mein, a.d.n. ALarion ; w. James and Rot. Meins. 

„ 18 Alexr. Patersone, a.s.n. Robert; w. James Eillies, Alex. Lythgow ol 
Drygrange. 

„ 21. John Mein, Massone, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. Andro and John Meins. 

„ 28. Thomas Bunzie, younger, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. John and Andro Bunzies. 
Aug. 4. Andro Mein, elder, a.s.n. Henrie ; w. James and Alexr. Meins. 

„ 6. Wm. Drummond, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. Wm. Mercer, John Thomson. 

„ ,, John Maben, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. John and Wm. Mabens. 

„ 12. John Frier, a.d.n Jennet ; W.Archibald and James Friers. 

,, 17. James Marr, a.s.n. .\ndro ; w. Andro Marr, Thomas Bowstone. 

„ 21. John Mein, called "Cuddiebutts,"a.s.n. Robert ; vv. Wm. and Rot. Meins. 
„ David Mein, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Rot. Mein, WMti. Riddell. 
24. Rot. Sclettar, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. John Sclettar, James Meins. 

,, „ William .Mylne, a.d.n. Christin ; w. John Myles, younger and elder. 
Sept. 10. James Frier, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Rot. and John Friers. 

„ 24. James Broune, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. James Mercer, Georg Mein. 

,, 29. .-Vndro Wilsone, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. Thomas Lythgow, Rot. Mein. 
Oct. 8. John Bourhill, a.s.n. Mark ; w. Rot. Ridfoord, Adam Lythgow. 

„ „ Andro Pringle, a.d.n. \'iolet ; w. George Pringle, Rot. Mertone. 

„ ,, Thomas Mercer, a.s.n. NicoU ; w. James Mercer, James Bunzie. 

,, 9. John Mein, glover, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Georg and Wm. Meins. 

„ 22. Alexr. Heittone, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. James Bowar, Rot. Halliwall. 

„ 23. Andro TurnbuU, a.s.n. John ; vv. Nicoll Bowar, James Mercer. 

,, ,, James Lamb, a.s.n. John ; w. James Mylne, James Edgar. 

„ 26. John Carter, a.s.n. Xicoll ; w. Peter and Georg Moftatts. 

„ „ Georg Bartone, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. John Hoy, Thomas Halliwell. 

„ 31. Thomas Stenhouse, a.d.n. Agnes ; vv. John and Wm. Mylnes. 
Nov. 10. John Bell, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. James Bowar, Thomas Bell. 

,, 13. Wm. Mein, smyth, a.d.n. ; w. Georg and John Meins. 

„ 29. John Lowrie, a.s.n. John ; w. Henrie and Thomas Myles. 
Dec. 7. Thomas Drummond, ; vv. Andrew Mercer, Andro Smyth. 

„ 8. Wm. Hobkirk, a.s.n. Nicoll ; w. Thomas Stewart, Thomas Bowie. 

„ 16. Thomas Martine, a.s.n. Nicoll ; w. James and (ieorg Marlines. 
1683. 
Jan. 7. John Hoy, a.s.n. John ; w. Thomas Mathiesone, John Wright. 

,, 14. Georg Frier, a.s.n. Rot. ; w. Archibald and Rot. Friers. 

„ 18. Thomas Bicket, a.d.n. Jennet ; \v. John Lowrie, Thomas Drummond. 

,, 21. James Laidlaw, a.s.n. .Mongo ; vv. Wm. Mylne. Wm. Karr. 

„ 28. James Forsyth, a.s.n. Rot. ; w. John Forsyth, Rot. Hilsone. 

„ „ Georg Pringle in Langhaugh, a.s.n. Rot. ; w. W'm. W^ilsone, John 
Frater. 
Feb. 25. James Bowar, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. Nicoll and James Bovvars. 






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1683. 

Mar. 12. James Bowie, wright, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. James and Thomas 
Bowies. 
„ 27. Rot. Ormstone, a.s.n. Rot. ; w. David and Wm. Cooks. 
„ 29. John Hunter, a.d.n. Issabell ; w. Thomas Hunter, James Broune. 
April I. Georg Turner, a.d.n. Marione ; w. Georg Mudie, Alexr. Trotter. 

,, ,, Wm. Smyth, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. Andro Smyth, Andro Hownem. 
May 10. Walter Keirr, a.d.n. Margt. ; w. Thomas and James Bowies. 

„ 15. James Ballandane, younger, in Langhaugh, two twins, ; w. James 

Ballandane, elder. Win. Wilsone. 
„ „ Rot. Cook, a.d.n. Helen ; w. David and Wm. Cooks. 
„ 23. John Dalgleish, a.s.n. Alexander ; w. Alexr. and Walter Dalgleish. 
June 10. John Wright, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Andro Marr, John Hoy. 
„ 17. John Kuird, a.s.n. James ; w. Wm. and John Notmans. 
,, 19. John Ushar, a.s.n. John ; w. Andro Heitton, John Moss. 
July 8. Thomas Sudden, a.s.n. Rot ; w. Georg and Rot. Mercers. 

,, 10. Wm. Sybbald, a.d.n. ; w. James and Rot. Meins. 

,, 22. Thomas Lythgow, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. Rot. Faa, baillie, Thomas 
Wilkiesone. 
Aug. 4. Patrick Lukup, a.d.n. Maria ; w. Thomas Law, Thomas Lukup. 
,, 21. Alexr. Patersone of Old Melrose, a.s.n. William ; \v. Rot. P'aa, baillie, 
Thomas Wilkiesone. 
Sept. 9. James Cochrane, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Andro Kennedie, Androw 
Hownem. 

„ 20. John .Mein, a.d. , [^sic.) Andrews John ; w. Andrew and Alexr. 

Meins. 
„ 23 John Mercer, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. Wm. and John Mercers. 
Oct. 7. George Mercer, merchant, a.d.n. Jennett ; w. John Moss, Andrew 
Renaldsone. 
13. Rot. Sclatter, a.d.n. Marion ; w. John Sclatter, Rd. Mein. 
21. Rot. Leithane. a.s.n. James ; w. Georg Lowrie, Thomas Mein. 
28. John (kiill, a.s.n. John ; w. John Mylne, Thomas Stenhouse. 
Nov. 2. Androu Bunzie, a.s.n. James ; w. John Bunzie, James Mercer. 
„ 4. John Cairncrosse, a.d.n. Jennett ; w. Andro and James Marrs. 

,, ,, Andro Hownem, ; w. Georg Mercer, Georg Hownom. 

Rot. Mein, Townhead, a.d.n. Margaret ; \v. Alexr. and John Meines. 
Thomas Heittone, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. James Caldwalls, Andro 

Heittone. 
Andro Mercer, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. Thomas Drummond, Rot. Maben. 
John Broune, a.s.n. James ; w. Georg and Rot. Mercers. 

James Lambe, , begotten in adulterie, presented be James Bowar ; 

w. Wm. and David Cooks. 
Wm. Laing, a.s.n. David ; w. James Bowie, Michael Gibsone. 
Thomas Drummond, a.s.n. Andro ; w. Andro and Wm. Smyths. 
James Mercer, " PooU," a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Androw and Georg 
Mercers. 
1684. 
Jan. 10. Andro Fischer of Housbyres, a.d.n. Anna ; w. Andro Mercer, John 
Moss. 
,, 12. Georg Mein, a.s.n. James ; w. James Mercer, John Mein. 
„ 26. Rot. Riddell, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Andro Bunzie, John Mein. 
Feb. 15. Rot. Mein, a.s.n. James ; w. Georg and John Meines. 

„ John Mein, glover, ; w. Georg and John Meines. 

16. John Lythgow, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Georg Pringle of Blindlie, James 

Edgar. 
24. Wm. Mercer, a.s.n. Georg ; w. Georg and Rot. Mercers. 
Mar. 2. James Fiergreive, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. Thomas Hardie, Georg Turner. 
9. Rot. Mercer, a.s.n. Androw ; w. Andro Marr, Georg Mercer. 
19. James Corser, a.s.n. John ; w. Thomas Stewart, Thomas Hardy. 
23. Wm. Ecles, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Andro Heitton, John Myln. 
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1684. 

Mar. 31. I\ot. Faa, baillie, a.d.n. Margaret; w. Alexr. Lythgow of Drygraing, 

Alexr. I'atersone. 
April I. Andro Kennedie, a.s.n. Charles ; w. Androw Reinaldsone, Georg 
Mercer. 
Rot. Mertcn, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. James Ma.wvell, Adam Darling. 
\Vm. Moss, a.d.n. Alison ; \v. John Moss, Andro Reinaldsone. 
(ieorg Lowrie, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. John .Sclettar, Rot. Leithane. 
Cieorg Rolmainhouse, Dukdub, a.s.n. Edward ; w. John Pringle, 

Alexr. Dicksone. 
Wm. Martine, younger, a.s.n. John ; \v. Andro Marr, \Vm. Martine. 
,, 17. Georg Pringle, a.s.n. Wm. ; \v. Francis Pringle, Wm. Bowstone. 

,, Walter \'aitch, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Francis Pringle, Wm. Bowstone. 
July 6. Wm. Drummond, a.s.n. Andro ; w. Wm. and John Mercers. 
,, 13. Thomas Mercer, a.s.n. Georg ; w. James Mercer, James Bunzie. 
,, 18. Androw Lukup, a.d.n. Margaret ; \v. Thomas P>ell, Thomas Law. 
„ 21. Francis Pringle, a.d.n. X'iolet ; w. James Wauch, Rot. Martine. 

26. Thomas Mylne, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Thomas Stennes, James Turnbull. 

27. James Maxwell, a.s.n. James ; w. Andro Ritchie, Rot. Mertine. 
Aug. 2. Georg. 151aikie, a.d.n. Katherine ; w. Adam Lythgow, Thomas 

Lythgow. 
10. Andro Olivar, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. Thomas ]3ell, Wm. Bowar. 
,, Thomas Bunzie, Claymyre, a.s.n. John ; vv. Andro and John Bunzies. 
12. James Leithane, a.s.n. John ; w. James Edgar, Thomas Leithane. 

17. James Martine, a.s.n. Rot. ; w. Thomas ancl Georg. Martins. 
31. Andro Bowstone, a.s.n. Andro ; w. Andro Chisholme, Andro Mercer. 

,, Wm. Riddell, a.s.n. Andro ; w, John Mein, Wm. Fischer. 
Sept. 7. James Marr, a.s.n. Rot. ; w. Andro Marr, Rot. Mein. 

,, ,, Rot. Marr, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Thomas Wilkieson, Ja. Waugli. 

„ 14. Thomas Kennedie, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. John Moss, Andro Ronaldsone. 

„ 30. Mein, a.d.n. ; Marion ; w. Mr. Thomas Byres, Wm. Cook. 

Oct. 5. Thomas Leithane, a.s.n. James ; w. James Leithane, James Edgar. 

„ II. John Bell, a.s.n. Alexr. ; w. James Bowie, Thomas Bell. 

„ 12. James Frier, a.d.n. Agnes ; vv. Rot. and Archibald Friers. 

„ 13. Georg Mein, Calender, a.s.n. Cornelius ; \v. John and Wm. Meins. 

18. Thomas Bunzie, a.d.n. Agnes; w. John and Rot. Bunzie. 
26. Wm. Welsch, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Andro Renaldsone, John Moss. 

,, 28. John Moffatt, a.s.n. Rot. ; w. Rot. Scott, Thomas Maben. 

Nov. 28. John Taitt, two twins ; w. John Hoy, Rot. ALartin. 

,, 30. James Martine, a.s.n. Stephen ; w. Georg and James Martins. 
„ ,, Thomas Sudden, a.s.n. James ; w. Rot. and Nicol Mercers. 
Dec. I. James Edgar, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. Rot. Faa, Thomas Wilkiesone. 
4. Thomas Mathiesone, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Andro Marr, John Hoy. 

7. Baptised Jennet, dtr. to ; \v. Andro Ritchie, James 

Maxwell. 
„ 26. John Frier, a.s.n. Rot. ; w. Rot. and John Friers. 
1685. 

James Bowar, a.d.n. ^Largt. ; w. Nicoll and James Bowars. 

John Milne, a.s.n. James ; w. John and James Milnes. 

James Kyll, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Walter Kyll, Wm. Sandilands. 

■S'e deceist Alexr. Patersone, a.s.n. Alexr. ; w. Rot. Faa, ^L 

Duncansone. 
Wm. .Milne, a.d.n. Agnes ; w Jolm and James Milnes. 
Nicoll iiowar, a.s.n. James ; w. I\atrick Lukup, Richard Mein. 
15. James Laidlay, a.s.n. John ; w. Thomas Stenhouse, John Milne. 
Wm. Mein, smith ; a.s.n. Androw ; w. Mr. Andro and John Meins. 
Georg Mercer, a.s.n. John ; w. .'\ndro Mercer, John Stenhouse. 

Andro Ritchie, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. James Dewar, M'Fadzean. 

Thomas Patersone, a.s.n. Thomas : w. John Sclatter, fames 
Caldwalls. 



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David Cook, a.s.n. \Vm. ; \v. Wm. Cook, Walter Fleeming. 

Walter Karr, a.d.n. Jean ; w. James Bowie, John Dalgleish. 

Wm. Scott, as n. Wm. ; w. Andro Pringle, Andro Mein. 

Wm. Rolmainhouse, a.d.n. Katharine ; w. John Stirling, Wm. Cook. 

Mr. Alexr. Bisset, a.d.n. Geiles ; w. Mr. James Faa, Rot. Faa. 

Georg F"rier, : w. Thomas Boustone, James Frier. 

Rot. Faa, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. Thomas Wilkiesone, James Edgar. 

Thomas Stewart, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Wm. Hobkirk, Charles .Stewart. 

James Patersone, a.s.n. David ; vv. James Friergreive, Georg Turner. 

John Pringle, a.d.n. Anna ; w. Wm. Wilsone, James Ballandean 

John Burhill, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Georg Blaikie, James Lamb. 

Archibald Frier, weaver, a.s.n. Rot. ; w. Rot. and James Friars. 

Thomas Mein, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. James Mein, Wm. Sybbald. 
5. Georg Bartone, a.s.n. Georg ; w. John Hoy, Archibald Frier. 

John Ushar, a.d.n. Helen ; w. John Heittone, Andro Kennedie. 

Wm. Smith, a.d.n. Helen ; w. Andro Smith, Wm. Mercer. 

Wm. Mercer, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Wm. and Andro -Smiths. 

Francis Pringle, a.d.n. Helen ; w. Andro and Georg Pringles. 

Andro Lukup, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Patrick and Thomas Lukiip. 

Wm. Laing, a.s.n. Joseph ; w. James Eiles, Georg Blaikie. 

Andro Turnbull, a.s.n. Nicoll ; \v. NicoU Bowar, John Bunzie. 
last. Wm Sybbald, a.s.n. Andro ; w. Wm. Cook, John Sybbald. 

Wm. Davidsone, a.s.n. John ; vv. John Pringle, John Rolmainhouse. 

Andro Mein, a.s.n. Richard ; w. James and John Meins. 

James Pringle, a.s.n. John ; w. John Pringle, Georg Rolmainhouse 

James Blaikie, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Andro Tunno, Georg Wallace 

John Mein, a.s.n. John ; w. John and Andro Meins. 

John Lownie, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. James Eilles, John Stenhouse. 

Wm. Boustone, a.s.n. W^m. ; w. Thomas and Wm. Boustones. 

Thomas MofFatt, ; w. John Ridfoord and Edward Lythgow. 

Wm. Hopkirk, ; vv. Georg and Andro Martines. 

Andro Kennedie, a.d.n. Margaret ; vv. Rot. Faa, Thomas Wilkiesone. 

John Heittone, a.d.n. Bessie ; vv. James Bowar, Andro Heittone. 

Charles Blaikie, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. Wm. Hopkirk, Michael Gibsone. 

James Bowar, fermer, a.d.n. Issobell ; vv. James Bowars, elder and 
younger. 

John Waker, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. Wm. Lythgow, James Eilles. 

Issobell Boustone, her husband being dead, ; w. Thomas 

Boustone, Rot. Philip. 
Nov. 3. Andro Smith, a.d.n. Issobell ; vv. Wm. and Andro .Smiths. 
,, 8. Thomas Heittone, a.d.n. Alisone ; w. James Caldwalls, John Sclatter. 
„ „ James Young, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. John Young, John Moss. 
27. Rot. Sclatter, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. John Sclatter, Wm. Sybbald. 

Rot. Mein, alias James his Robert, a.s.n. John ; w. Georg and John 
Meins. 

Georg Cockburn, a.s.n. Georg ; w. Adam Darling, Rot. Martine. 
20. Thomas Stenhouse, a.s.n. John ; w. John and Thomas Milnes. 

John Mercer, Lochbreast, a.s.n. John ; w. Andro and Wm. Mercers. 
Rot. Riddell, a.d.n. Jennet ; vv. John Mein, Andro Sclatter. 
Thomas Drummond, a.d.n. Agnes ; vv. John jMarr, Andro Smith. 
John Foord, a.d.n. Jennet; vv. James Smith, Peter Moffat. 
John Marr, a.s.n. Andrew ; vv. Thomas Drummond, James Turnbull. 
John Mein, glover, a.s.n. Rot. ; w. Georg and Andro Meins. 
Andro Notman, a.s.n. John ; w. John P'uird, John Notman. 
,, 14. James Cochrane, a.s.n. Rot. ; vv. Walter Vair, Wm. Mercer. 
April 9. Andro Pringle, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. P'rancis Pringle, John Howname. 
,, 18. Georg Mercer, a.d.n. Marion ; w. John Moss, Andro Rennaldsone. 



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48 Melrose Record of Baptisms. 

Tlie following hue entries are made in pencil^ and arc in a handwriting 
of a vet y much later period : — 

1646, Elisabeth or Bessie ; 

1653, ami Agnes, daughters to Thos. Grey, Appletreeleaves. 

Tlie Register is blank till 1 690. 
1690. 
Nov. 2. \Vm. Boustone, weaver in (iattonsyde, a.s.n. William; w. John and 
Georg Bartones. 
„ 9. Andro TinnbuU in Newsteid, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. John Mein, James 

Mein. 
„ 18. Mr. Andro Mein, a.d.n. Agnes ; \v. Rot. Faa, Mr. Mark Duncansone. 
,, 23. Rot. Martine, weaver in Gattonsyde, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. \Vm. 
Martine, James Leithane. 
Dec. 7. Nicol Mercer in Darnick, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. James Fischer, Wm. Mercer. 
„ 28. Rot. .Sclatter, in the parishe of Lessudden, a.s.n. Robert ; \v. Robt. 

Fairbairn, Richard Sclaitter. 
1691. 
Jan. 4. Rot. Leithane in Eildone, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Wm. Milne, Alexr. Mein. 
„ 18. Ale.Kr. Mein in Eildone, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. NicoU Bowar, John 

Drummond. 
„ „ John Wilkiesone in the parishe of Gallosheills, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. John 
Shortreid and Wm. Hadden, who are also cautioners that he shall 
satisfie the church when required. 
„ „ John Sheill in Melrose, a.d.n. Helen ; w. James Hunter, Wm. Hopkirk. 

„ „ Wm. Hopkirk in Melrose, a.d. ; w. John Penman, Georg Blaikie. 

Feb. 8. Wm. Drummond in Bridgend, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. Andro TurnbuU, Wm. 
Mercer. 
„ — Thomas Robiesone in Gallosheills, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Andro Robie- 

sone, (leorg Blaikie. 
,, 22. Wm. Kennedie in Darnick, a.s.n. Wm. ; \v. Androw Rennaldsone, John 
Moss. 
Mar. 8. John Bowar in Eildone, a.s.n. NicoU ; w. Nicoll Bowar, James Bowar. 
„ 9. Tiiomas Turner, a s.n. Georg ; w. Georg Turner, Georg Chisholme. 
„ ,, James Lees in Danzeltoune, a.s.n. James ; w. James Bowie, John 

Dasone. 
„ 15. John Moodie in Threepwood, a.d.n. Jean ; vv. Edward Lythgow, Georg 

Moodie. 
,, 17. James Marr in Gattonsyde, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. Rot. Mein, Thomas 

Bowstone. 
„ 29. Thomas Laidlay, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. James Marr, John Turner. 
„ „ James Leithane in Gattonsyde, a.d.n. AL'irgaret : w. James Marr, 

Thomas Leithane. 
,, 31. Rot. Wilson in Langhaugh, a.s.n. John ; w. Wm. Wilsone, Georg 
Fraitter. 
April 26. Thomas Leithane in Gattonsyde, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. James Marr, 

James Leithane, there. 
May 10. Andro Knox in Drygrange, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. John Sheill, Adam 
Knox. 
„ ,, John Mein, a.s.n. William ; w. John Boswald, John Mercer. 
„ 17. John I'>raiden in Easterlanglie, a.s.n. Alexr. ; w. James Dewar, Alexr. 
Braiden, there. 
.\Lay liie last. Georg Proffite in Melrose, a.s.n. Rot. and a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. 

James Phaup, James Mein, there. 
June 7. John .Marr in .Melrose, a.s.n. Rot. ; w. James Patersone, Thomas 
Drummond, there. 
„ „ Thomas Bowstone in Gattonsyde, a.s.n. John ; w. Tiiomas Bowstone, 

James Marr, there. 
„ 21. John Mein, younger, masone in Newsteid, a.s.n. Jolin ; w, .•Xlexr, Mein 
Rot. Mein, there. 



Melrose Record of Baptisms. 49 

1691. 

July 5. James Sounhouse in Blainslie, a.s.n. Win. ; w. John Wallace, John 

Stilling, there. 
„ ,, John Bowstone in Appletreeleaves, a.d.n. Marie ; \v. Georg Fraiter, 

Wni. Wilson in Langhaugh. 
,, 9. John Penman in Melrose, as.n. John ; w. James Sympsone, James 

Patersone, there. 
Aug. 8. Thomas Heittone in Eildone, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. John Sclaitter, NicoU 

Bowar, there. 
„ 16. Georg Lies in Kilnow, in the parish of Gallosheills, a.s.n. Rot. ; w. Rot. 

and Wm. Lies. 
„ 23. Georg Mein in Newsteid, a.s.n. Georg ; vv. John and James Meins there. 
„ „ Alexr. Dicksone in Blainslie, a.s.n. Rot. ; w. John Wallace, and Rot. 

Mercer, elders. 
„ 26. Adam Harvie in Bowdone, a.s.n. Adam ; w. Georg Walker, Wm. 

Murray. 
„ „ Thomas Sheill in Gattonsyde, a.d.n. Agnes ; \v. Thomas Mathesone, 

Rot. Philip, there. 
Sept. 6. Wm. Elliot in Gallosheills, a.d.n. Katharine ; w. Mr. Georg Hall, 

John Donaldsone, there. 
„ „ James Eilles, weaver in Melrose, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. Georg and John 

Ushars in Darnick. 
„ „ John Bald in Bowdone, a.s.n. Andro ; w. Andro Bald, Henrie 

Wallace, there. 
„ „ Georg Muidie in Threepwood, a.d.n. Margaret; w. Archibald Moffat, 

John Muidie, there. 
„ „ Wm. Darling in Blainslie, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Thomas Darling, 

John Wallace, there. 
„ ,, James Bowstone in Gattonsyde, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. James Marr, Thomas 

Mathesone. 
„ 20 Georg Frier in Gattonsyde, a.d.n. Helen ; \v. Thomas Mathesone, 

Robt. Frier, there. 
„ „ Andro Baittie in Bridgend, a.s.n. Georg ; w. Andro Turnbull, Wm. 

Mercer, there. 
Oct. 5. Thomas Mertone in Danzeltoune, a.s.n. I homas ; w. James Patersone, 

James Mein. 
„ „ Rot. Halliwall in Gattonsyde, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. Andro and Rot. Halli- 

walls there. 
„ II. John Gibsone in Melrose, a.s.n. Rot. ; w. Wm. Mein, Michael 

Gibsone, there. 
„ ,, Wm. Scott in Newsteid, a.s.n. James ; w. Wm. and Georg Meins there 
,, 25. Georg Grhanie in Newsteid, a.d.n. Jean ; w. John Mein, glover, John 

Mercer. 
„ „ Wm. Fuirgreive in Eildone, a.s.n. John ; w. James Caldwalls, Gideon 

P^uirgreive. 
„ „ James Blaikie in Melrose, a.s.n. ; w. Andro Tunno, Georg Blaikie, 

there. 
Nov. I. Thomas Ormistone, weaver in Melrose, a.s.n. Georg; w. John Bell, 

Georg Pringle, there. 
„ „ Andro Ormistone in Gallosheills, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. John Mabon, 

Walter Thomson. 
„ 8. Georg Hoge in Hagburn, a.s.n. Rot. ; w. Alexr. Thomson in Whitlaw, 

James Hoge in Craigend. . 
„ „ John Ushar in Darnick, a.s.n. Alexr. ; w. Andro Rennaldsone, John 

Ushar, there. 
„ „ Thomas Mercer in Danzeltoune, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. James Patersone, 

Wm. Guill, there. 
„ 26. George Fraim in Drygrange, a.s.n. William ; w. Andro Knox there, 

John Mein in Old Melrose. 
„ 29. James Bowie, wright in Melrose, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. James Bowie, 

miliar, James, his son, there. 

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50 Melrose Record of Baptisms. 

1691. 

Dec. 6. John Ushar in Bridjjend, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Andro Turnbull there 
James Bowie in Melrose. 
„ 20. James .Mercer, tailzeor in Newsteid, a.s.n. \Vm. ; w. Nicol Cochrane, 

John Mein, hostler, there. 
„ 29. John Stirling, younger, in Blainslee, a.s.n. John ; w. John .Stirling, 

Ihoinas Darling, there. 
„ „ \Vm. Kolmainliouse in 151ainslee, a.s.n. James ; w. John Wallace, 

James Darling, there. 
1692. 
Jan. 24. James I'enman, glover in Melrose, a.s.n. Rot. ; \v. Andro Penman, 

John Penman, there. 
Feb. [2. John Holyburton, younger, of Muirhouselavv, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. 
John Holyburton, elder of Muirhouselaw, Mr. Mark Duncansone 
of Cireatlaws. 
„ 14. Francis Pringle in Drygrange boathouse, a.s.n. James ; w. Andro 

Knox in Drygrange, Georg Pringle in Earlstoune. 
„ „ John Moffatt in Mosshouses, a.d.n. Euffan ; w. Andro Ritchie there, 

Ale.xr Mein. 
,, 21. Kobt. Fairbairn in Eildone, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. John Sclaitter, Nicol 

Bowar, there. 
,, „ James Hunter in Melrose, a d.n. Jennet ; vv. John Bell, James Bowie, 

there. 
,, „ Wm. Clapperton in Gallosheills, a.s.n. Rot. ; \v. John Hilsone there, 
Georg Hoge in Hagburne. 
Mar. I. Robt. Mercer in Williainlaw, a.d.n. Alisone ; w. John Mercer, James 
Marr. 
„ 13. John Ormistone, weaver in Melrose, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. John Bell, 

Thomas Ormistone, there. 
,, 20. Andro Wilsone, masone in Newsteid, a.d.n. Marie ; w. John and Georg 
Meins there. 
April 3. John Freir in Gattonsyde, a.s.n. John ; w. Rot. Mein, Thomas 
Bowstone, there. 
„ „ Andro Knox in Drygrainge, a.s.n. Robt. ; w. James Blaikie, James 

Huntar in Melrose. 
„ „ John Sympsone in Darnick, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. John Ushar, James 

Mein. 
,, „ Wm. Laidlay in Newtoune, a.d.n. }ielen ; w. Nicol Cochrane, Thomas 

Stenhouse, there. 
„ 17. James Fishar in Darnick, a.d.n. Euffan ; w. Wm. F'ischar, Androu 

Mercer, there. 
,, 24. Robt. Freir in Gattonsyde, a.s.n. Archibald ; w. James and John 
Freirs there. 
May I. Robt. Marr in Darnick, a.d.n. Christian ; w. John Ushar, Nicol 
Mercer, there. 
„ ,, Robt. Mertone in Westhouses, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; \v. Andro Pringle,. 

Alexr. M'P'aidzeon, there. 
,, „ John Dunnand in Gattonsyde, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Rot. Dunnand 

there, Georg Pringle in Langhaugh. 
„ 8. Nicol Milne in Darnick, a.s n. Wm. ; w. Nicol Cochrane, James 

Huntar. 
„ „ James Mathesone in Gattonsyde, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Thomas 

Malheson, John Halliwell, there. 
„ II. John Wallace in Blainslee, a.s.n. James; w. Thomas Darling there, 

Georg Chisholme in Colmslee. 
„ 18. Wm. Cairncrosse of Langlee, a.s.n. Andro ; w. Walter Cairncrosse of 
Hilslopc, John Cairncrosse, his brother, there. 
June 5. James Wallace, merchant in Melrose, a.d.n. Anna : w. James Blaikie, 
James Huntar, there. 
„ James Taitt in Westerlanglee, a.s.n. Archibald ; w. Rot. and John 
l?rouns in Trinleeknow. 



Meh'ose Recoi^d of Baptisms. 5 1 

1692. 

June 5. John Bowstone in Apletreeleaves, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. John Young 

there, \Vm. Darling in Easterlanglee. 
„ 7. James Fishchar in Sorrowlesfield, a.s.n. Rot. ; w. Rot. Fischar in 

Cleckmae, Androw Knox in Drygrange. 
„ 14. Issobell Mercer in Darnick, a.s.n. Andro ; w. Androw and Wm. 

Mercers there. 
„ 19. Wni. Moss in Darnick, a.s.n. Androw ; w. Andro Rennaldsone, John 

Ushar, there. 
„ 26. Androw Notrnan in Mosshouses, a.s.n. James ; w. Andrew Ritchie 

there, James Mein in Melrose. 
July 3. Wm. Martine in Gattonsyde, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. Wm Martine, James 

Myles, there. 
„ 4. Georg Chisholme in Colmesleehill, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Wm. Wilsone in 

Langhaugh, Georg Hoge in Hagburn. 
„ 10. John Mercer in Newsteed, a.s.n. John ; w. James Mein in Melrose, 

Georg Mein in Newsteid. 
„ „ John Stoddert in Apletreeleaves, a.s.n. James ; w. Georg Fraiter in 

Langhaugh, Thomas Darling in Blainslee. 
„ 17. Thomas Cochrane in Newtoune, a.s.n. John ; w. Thomas Stenhouse, 

Nicol Cochrane, there. 
„ 27. Andrew Mein, Tounhead in Newsteed, a.s.n. Georg ; w. Georg Mein, 

John Mercer, there. 
,, „ Wm. Bell in Gattonsyde, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. James Marr, Thomas 

Mathesone, there. 
„ „ Rot. Wedderstoune in Colmeslee, a.s.n. John ; w. James Marr in 

Gattonsyde, David Thomsone in Colmeslee. 
„ last. James Gray in Melrose, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. Georg and John Sheilis there. 
Aug. 14. Thomas Bunzie, mason in Newsteed, a.s.n. John ; w. James Bunzie, 

weaver, John Bunzie, father to the said Thomas, there. 
„ „ John Sheill, weaver in Melrose, a d.n. Jennet ; w. Georg Sheill, James 

Mein, there. 
„ 21. John Braiden in Easterlanglee, a.s.n. James ; w. Wm. Darling, Ale.xr. 

Braiden, there. 
„ „ Adam Davidsone, smith in Melrose, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. David Hender- 

sone, Andrew Dasone, there. 
„ last. Walter Scott in Gattonsyde, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Thomas Moffat, 

Rot. Mein, there. 
„ „ John Drummond in Eildone, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Alexr. Mein, Nicol 

Bowar, there. 
„ ,, James Sympsone, glover in Melrose, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. John and 

Androw Penmans. 
Sept. 18. John Mein in Old Melrose, a.d.n. Marie ; w. John Ecles in Smal- 

holme Hospital, John Mein in Newsteid. 

„ „ Robert Lamb in Newsteid, a.s.n. James ; w. John , John Mein. 

„ „ James Myles in Gattonsyde, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. Thomas Myles, John 

Symervail, there. 
„ 25. Andrew Bunzie, weaver in Newsteid, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. John and 

Thomas Bunzie there. 
„ 28. Andrew Dasone, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. John Dasone, Andrew Penman, 

there. 
„ ,, Thomas McDugal in Nether Langshaw, a.s.n. James ; w. Thomas 

Laidlay, Andrew Dicksone. 
Oct. 2. James Mein, mason in Newsteid, a.s.n. Alexander; w. John , 

John Mein, there. 
,, 9. John Bunzie in Newtoun, a.s.n. Robert ; w. Robert Bunzie, his father, 

John Milne in Newtoune. 
,, 12. Thomas Laydlie in Blainslee, a.d.n. Margrat ; w. Wm. and Andrew 

Darlings there. 
,, 16. John Spotwood in Newmilne, in the paroche of Slow, a.d.n. Isobel ; 

w, Alexander Spotwood there, Thomas Darling in Blainslee, 



52 Melrose Record of Baptisms. 

1692. 

Nov. 6. Andro Mein, alias Bridgend, mason in Newsteid, a.d.n. Margat ; \v. 

Nicol Cochrane, Robert Mcin. 
,, ,, William Greistone, weaver in Darnick, a.s.n. Robert ; w. John Ushar, 

Andrew Rennaldsone, there. 
„ ,, William Eiles, weaver in Melrose, a.s.n. Georg ; w. James , James 

Eiles, weavers there. 
„ „ John Forrest in Westhouses, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Thomas Mathesone 

in Gattonsyde, Andrew Turnbul in Bridgend. 
„ „ John Mein, glover in Newsteid, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. John Mercer, 

William Mein, there. 
„ 9. Andrew Notman in Kaidslee, a.s.n. Alexander; w. John Rollmain- 

hoLise, James Burlee, there. 

,, 18. William Hopkirk in Melrose, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; vv. . 

,, 20. William Mein, weaver in Newsteid, a.s.n. James ; w. Georg Mein, 

weaver there, James Mein in Melrose. 
Dec. 4. James Olivar in Melrose, a.s.n. John ; w. Andrew Olivar, John Mein. 
„ 18. John Wright in Gattonsyde, a.d.n. Marion ; w. John Hoy, Georg 

Bartone, there. 
,, ,, John Ushar, weaver in Darnick, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. John Moss, 

Andrew Rennaldsone. 
,, „ Thomas Thomsone, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. John Thomsone, Georg Pringle 

in Gattonsyde. 
,, 25. Robert Martine, weaver in (^attonsyde, a.d.n. Alisone ; w. James 

Leithane, William .Martine, there. 
„ ,, John Turnbull, mason in Eildone, a.d.n. Margat ; w. Robert Mein in 

Gattonsyde, James Mein in Melrose. 
„ „ W'illiam Riddel in Newsteid, a.d.n. Alisone ; w. John Sclaitter in 

Eildone, John Mein in Newsteid. 
„ „ Andrew Dickson in Langshaw, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. Robert Martine, 

James Marr in Gattonsyde. 

'693- 
Jan. I. William Fischar in Gattonsyde, a.s.n. Alexander ; w. James Fischar 

in Darnick, John Forrest in Westhouses. 
„ 15. Georg Mercer in Darnick, a.s.n. Robert; w. Andrew Rennaldsone, 

John Ushar, there. 
„ ,, Thomas Moffat in Threepwood, a.d.n. Euffan ; w. Peter Moffatt there, 

John Moffat in Mosshouses. 
„ 24. Michael Persone, herd in Langshaw, a.d.n. Helen ; w. Rott. Mercer 

in Calfhill, James Pearsone in Upslaw, his brother. 

„ „ Andrew Tutop in Langshaw Milne, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; . 

Feb. 5. William Smith in Darnick, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. Andrew , Andrew 

Smith, there. 
„ „ Mimgo Dalgleish in Gattonsyde, a.s.n. John ; w. Thomas Myles, 

Thomas Matheson, there. 
„ 12. William Hoyie, gardiner in Gattonsyde, a.d.n. Issobell ; w. John 

Hoyie, John Thomsone. 
„ „ Robert Bunzie, weaver in Newsteid, a.d.n. Christian ; w. James and 

John Bunzie there. 
„ 19. Robert .Mercer in Westerlanglee, a.s.n. Nicol ; w. James Tait, 

Andrew Mercer, there. 
„ 26. William Cook in Melrose, a.d.n. Alisone ; w. James Huntar, David 

Cook, there. 
„ „ William Mercer in Darnick, a.s.n. John ; w. John Moss, John Ushar, 

there. 
„ „ Michael Wallace in Melrose, a.s.n. William ; w. James Wallace there, 

Thomas Bowstone in Gattonsyde. 
Mar. 5. Andrew Bowstone in Bridgend, a.s.n. Robert ; w. George and Andrew 

.Mercers in Darnick. 
,, 12. .'\ndrew Ritchie in Mosshouses, a.s.n. Andrew; w. John Naiper. 

younger, Andrew Notman, there. 



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1693. 

Mar. 23. Robert Mein in Newsteid, a.s.n. John ; w. John , John Meins, there. 

„ ,, William T5o\var in Melrose, a.s.n. William ; w. Andrew Olivar, James 

Olivar, there. 
„ „ Robert Sclaitter in Eildone, a.d.n. Margat ; w. John Sclaitter, Nicol 

Bowar. 
„ 26. James Sunhouse in Blainslee, a.s.n. John ; w. John Stirling, James 

Dickson in Langshaw. 
„ ,, Robert Pringle in lilainslee, a.s.n. George ; w. John Wallace, Thomas 

Darling. 
April 2. John Bowar in Eildone, a.d.n. Christian ; w. Nicol Bowar, James 

Bowar, there. 
„ ,, George Pringle, tailzeor in Gattonsyde, a.s.n. Francis ; w. Francis and 

Hendrie Pringles. 
,, 4. John Laudor in Blainslee, a.s.n. William ; w. Thomas Darling, John 

Wallace, there. 
„ „ James Turner there, a.s.n. Thomas ; same witnesses. 
„ ,, Thomas Laidley in Langshaw Milne, a.s.n. Robert ; same witnesses. 
„ „ John Petrah in Threepwood, a.d.n. Margat ; same witnesses. 
„ 9. James Lindsey in Gattonsyde, a.d.n. Jean ; w. Rot. Ormistone, Andrew 

Linsay, there. 
„ 16. Rot. Leithane in Eildone, a.s.n. Robert ; w. Nicol Bowar, William 

Sybbald, there. 
May 7. John Turner in Ladupmuir, a.s.n. John ; w. George Turner in Buck- 
holme, Andrew Mercer in Westerlanglees. 
„ 14. Thomas Bunzie in Newsteid, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. John , John Meins, 

elders there. 
„ „ Bap. Elizabeth, d. to the deceased William Waugh in Melrose, holden 

up by James Sympsone in Melrose ; w. James Blaikie, James 

Huntar, there. 
,, 28. Huge Bowstone, shoemaker in Darnick, a.s.n. William ; w. Robert 

Marr, John Ushar, there. 
June 4. William Fairly in Overlangshaw, a.s.n. James ; w. Thomas Mathe- 

sone, Thomas Darling, elders. 
,, 15. Alexr. Mein in Eildone, a.s.n. Richard; w. Nicol Bowar, William 

Sybbald. 
„ „ Nicol Waithman in Darnick, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Andrew Rennald- 

sone, James Mein. 
„ 17. John Mercer in Bridgend, a.d.n. Margat ; w. John Ushar, George 

Howname, there. 
July 2. Thomas Boustoune in Gottonsyde, a.d.n. Margat ; w. Thomas Bow- 
stone, John Cairncros, there. 
„ „ William Kennedy, smith in Darnick, a.s.n. David ; w. John Ushar, 

Andrew Rennaldsone, there. 
,, 16. Robert Scott in Gattonsyde, a.d.n. Margat ; w. Andrew H alii well, 

William Martine, there 
., 21. William Rollmainhouse in Blainslee, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. William and 

James Stirling ihere. 
„ 24. Thomas Boustoune, younger, in Gattonsyde, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 

Rot. Mein, Thomas Bowstoune, Wind, his father, there. 
,, 29. William Drummond in Bridgend, a.s.n. John. 
A,ug. 6. Thomas Leithan in Gattonsyde, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. James Leithan, 

James Edgar. 
„ „ James Laidley in Newtoune, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. James Edgar, John 

Milne. 
„ 13. James Dewar in Blainslee, a.d.n. Margat ; w. Thomas , Thomas 

Darlings, there. 
., 17. John Sandilands in Langshaw Milne, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. Thomas 

Laidlay, Thomas Watsone, there. 
Sept. 3. Hendrie Gibsone in Melrose, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Michael Gibsone, 

William Cook, there. 



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1693- 

Sept. 3. Andrew Mein, Townhead, a.s.n. Robert : \v. George Mein, his father, 

William Mein, his brother. 
„ 10. Edward Lythgow of Newhouses, a.d.n. Isobel ; w Wm. and John 

Lythgow, his brethren. 
„ 24. James Leithane in Gattonsyde, a.s.n. James ; w. Thomas Leithan, 

Rot. Martine, there. 
„ „ James Penman in Melrose, a.s.n. William ; w. Andro and John 

Penmans there. 
Oct. I. Alexr. M'F^adzen in Westhouses, a.s.n. James ; w. Andro Turnbul, 

William Martine, there. 
,, 14. John (libsone in Melrose, a.s.n. John ; w. Michael Gibsone there, 

Richard Mein in Eildone. 
Nov. 5. James .Mercer, tailzeor in Newsteid, a.d.n. Christian ; \v. Richard 

Mein in Eildone, John Mein, elder in Newsteid. 
,, „ John Marr in Danzeltoune, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. James Patersone, 

Thomas Drummond, there. 
„ 12. John Sympsone in Darnick, a.d.n. Jennet; w. John Moss, Andrew 

Rennaldsone. 
„ 19. James Gray, a.d.n. Margat ; w. James Huntar, James Blaikie. 
„ 23. James Fischar in Gattonsyde, a.d.n. Margat. 
„ „ Wm. Elliot in Eildone, a.s.n. Gavin ; w. William Sybbald Nicol 

Bowar, there. 
„ „ Thomas Davidsone in Drygrange, a.d.n. Magdalen ; w. Rot. Mein, 

masone in Newsteid, James Mein in Melrose. 
Dec. 17. John Mein in Old Melrose, a.d.n. Isobell ; w. John and James Mein. 
„ ,, George Gramslay, a.d.n. Euffan ; w. as before. 

,, 24. James Huntar in Melrose, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. . 

„ 31. John Penman in Melrose, a.d.n. Isobel. 
1694 
Jan. 7. William Cairncross of Langlee, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. Buckholme and 

Greatlaws. 
„ „ Andrew Wilsone in Newsteid, a.s.n. Andrew. 
„ 21. James Marr in Gattonsyde, a.d.n. Katherine ; w. Andrew Marr, his 

father, Andrew Marr, his brother. 
Feb. 18. Rot. Halliwall in Gattonsyde, a.d.n. Mary ; w. Andro Halliwal, Rot. 

Halliwali, there. 
Mar. 4. Andrew Baitie in Bridgend, a.d.n. Helen ; w. Andro Turnbull, John 

Mercer, there. 

„ ,, .Andrew Fischar in Newsteid, a.s.n. John ; w. John , John Mein, there. 

„ II. William Bell in Gattonsyde, a.d.n. Margat; w. John Mein, elder in 

Newsteid, John Mein there. 
„ „ James Bowstoune in Gattonsyde, a.d.n. Christian ; same witnesses. 
„ 18. Thomas Ormistoune in Melrose, a.s.n. Robert ; w. John and Rot. 

Ormistoune, his brethren. 
April 8. Wm. Moss, weaver in Darnick, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. John Moss, Andrew 

Rennaldsone. 
„ „ John Mercer, masone in Newsteid, a.s.n. James ; w. John Bunzie, 

Newtoun, James Mein in Melrose. 
„ ,, Thomas Gardiner in Melrose, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. Alexander 

Andersone, James .Mein in Melrose. 
„ „ Rot. Harvie, glover in Melrose, a.s.n. Adam ; w. John Mabone. James 

Paterson, there. 
„ „ John Mein, glover in Newsteid, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. John Mein in Old 

Melrose, John Mein, masone in Newsteid. 
„ „ Mungo Dalgleish in Gattonsyde, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. James Marr 

Thomas Matheson, there. 
,, 10. James Drover in Hagburn, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. George Hoge there, 

John Stodhart in .Aj^pletreeleaves. 
„ „ James Pringle in Blainslee, ; w. Thomas Darling, John Wallace, 

there. 



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1694. 

April 15. Henrie Myles in Gattonsyde, a.d.n. Marion ; w. Wm. F'ischar, James 
Myles, there. 
„ „ John Bunzie, gardiner in Newsteid, a.d.n. Isobell ; w. James Bunzie, 

his father, James Mercer, there. 
„ „ Andrew Riddel in Newtoune, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. John Riddel, Nicol 

Cochrane, there. 
„ 22. Wm. Hopkirk in Melrose, a.d.n Helen ; w. James Huntar, James 

Blaikie, there. 
„ 29. John Frier in Gattonsyde, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. Thomas FSowstone, 
Archibald Freir, there. 
May — Wm. Stirling in Blainslee, a.s.n. John ; \v. John Stirling, George 
Moffat, there. 
„ 18. Andrew Lukup in Mebose, a.d.n. Mary ; \v. Thomas and Patrick 

Lukup. 
„ 20. James Bowie, wright in Melrose, a.s.n. James. 
_„ 27. James Mathesone, couper in Gattonsyde, a.s.n. John; w. John 

Halliwall, John Drummond, there. 
„ „ Adam Davidsone, smith in Melrose, a.d.n. Helen, w. James Wallace, 
James Bowie, there. 
June 10. James Vair in Newtoune, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Nicol Cochrane, Thomas 
Vair, there. 
„ ,, John Rollmainhouse in Blainslee, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. John Wallace, 

James Pringle. 
„ „ John Milne, younger in Newtoun, a.s.n. John ; w. John Milne, his 

father, Nicol Cochrane. 
„ 17. Nicol Mercer in Darnick, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. James Fisher there, 
Henrie Gibsone in Melrose. 
July I. Thomas Halliwall in Gattonsyde, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. James Marr, 
Thomas Mathesone. 
„ 8. John Purvis in Hagburn, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. George Hoge, Wm. Lees. 
,, „ James Wallace in Melrose, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. James Blaikie, John 

Mabone, there. 
„ 22. Hendrie Pringle in Gattonsyde, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. George and Francis 

Pringle there. 
,, „ David Hendersone in Melrose, a.d.n. Marion ; \v. John Mabone, Rot. 

Harvie, there. 
„ „ Andrew Mein, " Kill," in Newsteid, a.s.n. John ; w. Bernard Mein, 

Alexr. Mein, there. 
„ „ John Ushar in Bridgend, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. Thomas Ushar, Andrew 

Martine. 
„ „ Thomas Heittone in Newsteid, a.d.n. Isobell ; w. Alexr. and Bernard 

Meins. 
„ 31. The deceased James Mein, Wind, in Newsteid, a.s.n. James ; w. James 

Mein, Wm. Karr. 
„ ,, Wm. Karr in Newtoune, a.s.n. Thonias ; w. John Mein, James 

Stewart. 
„ „ Thomas Darling, younger, in Blainslee, a.s.n. James ; vv. Thomas 

Darling, elder, Thomas Laidlay, there. 
„ „ John Steel (?) in Blainslee, a.d.n. Mary ; same witnesses. 
„ „ Wm. Martine in Gattonsyde, a.s.n. William ; same witnesses. 
Aug. 7. Thomas Turner in Williamlaw, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. George Turner, 
his father, Thomas Laidlay. 
„ 19. Andrew Mein, Bridgend, in Newsteid, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. John and 

Rot. Meins, his brethren-in-law. 
„ „ James Eiles, weaver in Melrose, a.d.n. Isobell ; w. James Eiles, 

Walker-raw, George Ushar. 
„ „ Nicol Milne in Darnick, a.s.n. James ; w. James Huntar, John 

Mercer. 
„ „ James Blaikie in Melrose, a.d.n. Marion : w. Mr. George Byres, 
James Mein. 



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1694. 

Sept. 2. James Sympsone in Melrose, a.s.n. William ; w. John and [toritX 
Penmans there. 
„ „ John Diummond in Gattonsyde, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Rot. Mein, Rot. 

Dinnand, there. 
„ 9. John Bunzie in Newtoun, a.s.n. John ; w. James Wallace, James 

Mein. 
„ „ Thomas Bunzie, masone in Newsteid, a.s.n. Thomas ; \v. John and 

Rot. Jkinzies there. 
,, 16. \to7-)i\ Wallace in Melrose, a.s.n. Thomas, baptized by Mr. (leorg 
.Milligen, minister of Bowden ; \v. Rot. Harvie, John Mabon, 
there. 
„ 29. John Ovens, herd in Newsteid, a.s.n. James ; w. James and John 
\torn\. 

„ ,, Wm. Eiles, weaver in Melrose, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. James , James 

Eiles, weavers there. 

Oct. 7. Michael Wallace in Melrose, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. James , James 

Wallace, there. 
,, „ John Stodhart in Gledswood, a.s.n. John ; w. James \torn\ Georg 

Fraiter. 
„ 14. Thomas Cochrane in Newtoune, a.d.n. Isobell ; w. Nicol Cochrane, 

Thomas Stenhouse, there. 
,, 17. Walter .Scot in Gattonsyde, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. James [/or/i], Thomas 

Mathesone. 

„ 28. James Myles in Gattonsyde, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. James Marr, Thomas 

Mathesone, there. 

Nov. 4. David Mein in Newsteid, a.s.n. James ; w. John Mein, John Sclaitter. 

„ ,, Wm. Urummond, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. Andrew Turnbull, John Drummond. 

„ 13. Thomas Martine in Danzeltoun, a.s.n. George ; w. James Martine, 

James Patersone. 
„ „ Wm. Martine, weaver in Gattonsyde, a.s.n. Rot. ; w. Jon Martine, 

Thomas Stenhouse in Newtoune. 
„ 25. Wm. Eccles in Newtoune, a.s.n. John ; w. Nicol [/or/i], Thomas 

Stenhouse, there. 
„ „ Wm. Laidlay there, a.d.n. Isobell ; same witnesses. 
Dec. 6. Thomas Laidlay in Whitlaw, a.d.n. Marion, baptized in Stow ; w. 
[forn], John Turners. 
,, 9. Rot. Fairbairne in Eildone, a.d.n. Marion ; w. John Scot, James 

Mein. 
„ „ John Forrest in Mosshouses, a.d.n. Isobell ; w. George Pringle, 

James Mein. 
„ ,, John Sheil, weaver in Melrose, a.s.n. George ; w. [/om] Lyes, Andro 

Dasone, there. 
,, „ Andrew Dasone in Melrose, a.s.n. John ; w. John Sheil, Andro 

Dason. 
„ „ John Greistone in Darnick, a.s.n. Andrew ; same witnesses. 
,, 16. James Dasone in Danzieltoune, a.s.n. John ; w. Andro Dasone, 

Alexr. Mein. 
1695. 
Jan. 13. Mr. Mark Duncansone of (ireatlaws, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. John Halli- 
burtoune of Muirhouselaw, Mr. Andrew Duncansone. 
„ „ Rot. Mein, maltman in Newsteid, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. John Mein, John 

Bunzie, there. 
„ „ John Bunzie, masone in fi^ildoune, a.s.n. Thomas ; \v. [/or/i], John 

Mein. 
„ „ Walter Dali^leish in Darnick, a.d.n. Isobell ; w. John Dalgleish, 
Michael Gibsone. These were baptized by Mr. Mulligen, minister 
of Bowdoune. 
„ 15. Rot. Mercer in Calfhill, a.s.n. Rot. 

„ 19. George Pringle, tayler in Gattonsyde, a.s.n. James ; w. Francis 
Pringle, his brother, Hendrie Pringle, there. 



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1695. 

Jan. 26. Rot. Lamb in Westboathouse, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. 



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„ John Ormistone, weaver in Melrose, a.s.n. Robert ; \v. Thomas and 

Rot. Ormistone there. 
Wm. Mercer, a.d.n. Helen ; \v. John and William Meins. 
„ „ Nicol Waithman in Darnick, a.s.n. Nicol ; w. Thomas and John 

Ormistones. 
Feb. 24. Thomas Mercer in Danzieltoune, a.s.n. Nicol ; w. James Patersone, 

Wm. Gill, there. 
Mar. 10. Helen Bowar in Melrose, a.s.n. John ; holden up by her father. 

„ 17. John Ushar, weaver in Darnick, a.s.n. James ; w. Andro Mercer, 

Andrew Rennaldsone, there. 
„ „ Wm. Mein in Newsteid, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. Georg Mein, his father, 

James Mein, there. 
„ „ John Halliwall, Nuk, in Gattonsyde, a.s.n. Rot. ; w. Thomas and 

Thomas Halliwalls there. 
,, 24. Thomas Thomsone in Darnick, a.s.n. John ; w. John Thomsone, 

Henrie Pringle, there. 
,, ,, John Martine in Melrose, a.d.n. Elizabeth Martine ; w. Andro Martine, 

James Mein. 
„ „ Wm. Livingstone, a.d.n. Jennet, holden up by Andro Martine ; same 

witnesses. 
„ 31. John Vogan in Newtoune, a.d.n. Margat ; w. Nicol Cochrane, John 

Gill, there. 
„ „ Wm. Darling in Easterlanglee, a.d.n. Jean ; w. John Darling, his 

brother, Francis Braiden, there. 
„ „ Wm. Darling in Blainslee, a.d.n. Marion ; w. Thomas Darling, 

Thomas Laidlay, there. 
April 14. James Laidley in Newtoune, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Thomas Stenhouse, 

John Milne, there. 
„ „ Wm. Bowar in IMelrose, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. James Huntar, Wm. Brown, 

there. 

May 5. Mungo Purvis in Melrose, a.s.n. James ; w. James , James Eiles. 

„ 12. Thomas McDougall in Old Melrose, a.s.n. William ; w. James Mein, 

Thomas Garner in Melrose. 
„ „ Andrew Mein in Newsteid, a.s.n. Cornelius Mein ; w. George Mein, 

his father, Wm. Mein, his brother. 
,, 26. James Oliver, cordiner in Melrose, a.d. ; w. Andro Oliver, Mr. 

George Byres, there. 
„ „ Thomas Davidsone in Gattonsyde, a.s.n. James ; w. George Pringle, 

Thomas Boustone, there. 
Note. — The said James Boustone also became cautioner {s2c) for the foresaid Thomas 
Davidson, that he should bring a testimonial from Mertone. 

June 23. Rot. Pringle in Blainslee, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. James Mein, Mr. George 
Byres in Melrose. 
„ 25. James Fischar in Darnick, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. John Moss, Andro 
Rennaldsone, there. 
July 14. George Grhamsley in Darnick, a.s.n. George ; w. Andro and John 
Mercers there. 
„ „ George Freir in Gattonsyde, a.s.n. Rot. ; w. James Marr, Thomas 

Mathesone, there. 
\torn\ Thomas Sheil in Gattonsyde, a.d.n. Isobell ; w. George \torti\ 
Darnick. 
\same da}'] James Penman in Melrose, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Andrew and Rot. 

Pen mans, there. 
Aug 18. James Linsday in Gattonsyde, a.s.n. John ; w. Rot. Mein, Thomas 
Boustone, there. 

„ „ Wm. Stirling in Blainslee, a.s.n. George ; w. John , John Stirlings, 

there. 
„ „ George Rodger in Drygrange, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Andrew Lithgow 
Rot. Fischar in Old Melrose. 



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1695. 

Aug. 25. 



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Sept. I. 

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Oct. 6. 

20. 



27. 
29. 

Nov. 23. 

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[Dec.?] 3, 
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Jan. 10. 

12. 



19. 

26. 



Feb. 



Win. Cook in Melrose, a.d.n. Isobell ; \v. James Eiles, Mr. Thomas 

Byres, there. 
Henry Gibsone in Melrose, a.d.n. Jean ; w. Michael and John Gibsone 

there. 
Thomas Leithane in Gattonsyde, a.s.n. Tiiomas ; w. James Leithan, 

Wm. Hoyie. 
\Vm. Cairncroce of Langlec, a.s.n. Hugh ; \v. Walter Cairncross in 

Hilsiope, Mr. Hugh Gray, his brother-in-law. 
John Symervall in Gattonsyde, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Rot. and Thomas 

Halliwall there. 
John Mein, glover in Newsteid, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; \v. James Trotter 

there, Nicol liowar in Eildone. 
John Ciibsone in Melrose, a.s.n. Rot. ; \v. Michael and Henry 

Gibsones there. 
Thomas Halliburtone in Gattonsyde, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. Walter Halli- 

burtone, Andro Marr, there. 
Rot. Hunzie, weaver in Newsteid, a.s.n. Robert ; w. James Bunzie 

there, Wm. Bowstone in Melrose. 
James Gray in Melrose, a.s.n. James ; w. James Bowie, James 

Wallace, there. 
Mark Hoyie in Kelso, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Georg and James Blaikies 

in Melrose. 
James Huntar in Melrose, two daughters named Jennet and Agnes ; 

w. Mr. Mark Duncansone, .Mr. Andrew Duncansone, there. 
Win. Hoyie in Gattonsyde, a.d.n. Margaret : w. Andrew Marr, 

Thomas Mathesone, there. 
Thomas Laidlay in Blainslee, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. Thomas Darling, 

John Wallace, there. 

Walter Cairncroce of Hilsiope, a.s.n. , 

James Wadderstone in Cohuslee, . 

Wm. Milne in Eildone, a.s.n. John ; w. Alexr. Mein, Wm. Sibbald. 
Rot. Halliwall in Gattonsyde, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Andrew Halliwall, 

Patrick Thomsone, there. 
Wm. Lees in Colmsleehili, a.d.n. Katharine ; w. Alexr. Horsbrugh, 

John Hall, there. 
James Bowstone, Dukedub, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. James Marr, Thomas 

Mathesone, there. 
Wm. Kennedie in Darnick, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. Nicol Cochrane, 

Rot. Mein. 

Wm. Hopkirk in Melrose, a.s.n. Alexander; w. James Blaikie, James 

Huntar, there. 
Rot. Leithane in Eildone, a.s.n. John ; w. John Sclaitter, Rot. 

Sclaitter, there. 
Rot. Sclaitter in Eildone, a.d.n. Alisone ; w. John Sclaitter, Nicol 

Bowar, there. 
Wm. Wallace in Melrose, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. James and James 

Wallaces there. 
Thomas Garner in Melrose, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. James Huntar, James 

Mein, there. 
James Mercer, tailzer in Newsteid, a.s.n John ; w. Rot. and John 

Bunzie there. 
James Lethan in Gattonsyde, a.d.n. Isobell ; w. James Marr, Thomas 

Leithane, there. 
Wm. P'ischar in (Gattonsyde, a.d.n. Helen ; w. James Fischar in 

Darnick, James Dicksone in Langshaw. 
Hugh Bowstone in Darnick, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. John Usher, Andrew 

Rennaldsone, there. 
Wm. Riddel, miliar in Newsteid, a.s.n. William : w. John , John 

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1696. 

Feb. 23. James Trotter in Newsteid, a.s.n. Wm. ; w. Rot. and John Meins there. 
„ „ Rot. Harvie, glover in Melrose, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. John Mabone, 

James Wallace, there. 
Mar. 8. John Ushar in Bridgend, a.s.n. James ; w. James Bowie, Thomas 

Ushar. 
„ „ Thomas Bowstone, weaver in Gattonsyde, a.d.n. Helen ; w. James 

Marr, Thomas Matheson, there. 
„ 15. Wm. Bell in Gattonsyde, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. Wm. Darling, James 

Wright, there. 
„ 24. John Milne, younger, in Newtoune, a.s.n. Mungo ; w. John and 

Mungo Milne, there. 
„ 29. Henry Myles in Gattonsyde, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Thomas Myles, 

Alexr. Thorn sone, there. 
„ „ Wm. Elliot in Eilldone, a.s.n. George ; w. Rot. Patersone, Alexr. Mein. 
April 5. James Dasone in Danzieltone, a.s.n. Alexr. ; w. Alexr. Mein, Andrew 

Dasone. 
„ „ Rot. Bunzie, Melrose, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. James Bowie, John Bunzie, 

there. 
„ 8. Andrew Steel in St. Leonards, in the paroche of Lauder, a.s.n. John ; 

vv. Thomas Laidlay, Thomas Darling. 
„ „ John Steel in Blainslee, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; same witnesses. 
„ „ Wm. Woodhall in Blainslee, a.d.n. Margaret ; same witnesses. 
„ 12. James Blaikie in Melrose, a.d.n. Jennet; w. Andro TurnbuU in 

Bridgend, George Blaikie in Melrose. 
„ 19. James Mathesone in Gattonsyde, a.s.n. Robert ; w. Archibald Frier, 

Thomas Mathesone, there. 
„ „ John Mercer in Bridgend, a.s.n. Nicol ; w. James Huntar, Andro 

Mercer. 
„ 26. Rot. in Melrose, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. James Mein, James Lythgow, 

there. 
May 3. Mark Dow in Redpath, a.d.n. Jean ; w. John Rodger there, Thomas 

Garner in Melrose. 
„ 10. Wm. Martine, younger, in Gattonsyde, a.s.n. Rot. ; w. Thomas Martine, 

John Somervail, there. 
„ „ John Martine in Melrose, a.s.n. George ; w. Andro Martine, James 

Murray, there. 
„ 26. Rot. Fraitter in the paroche of Henderleithane, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. 

Thomas Darling, Thomas Laidlay. 
„ „ John Moodie in Threepwood, a.d.n. Isobell ; same witnesses. 
„ 31. Wm.Greistone in Darnick, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. Andrew Rennaldsone, 

John Ushar. 
June 16. Edward Lythgow in Newhouses, a.s.n. John ; w. John Lythgow, his 

brother, George Hall. 
„ „ Thomas Bunzie in Newsteid, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. James Trotter, 

John Mein, there. 
„ 28. James Pringle in Blainslee, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. Thomas Darling, 

John Thin, there. 
July 12. Thomas Ormistone, weaver in Melrose, a.s.n. John ; w. John 

Ormistone, his brother, James Mein, there. 

Aug. 13. Alexr. Laidlay in the paroche of Drummelzear, a.s.n. William . 

„ 22. John Bunzie, masone in Newtoune, a.d.n. Helen ; w. Rot. Bunzie, 

Mungo Milne. 
„ 27. Wm. Darling in Westhouses, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Alexr. Mathesone, 

Thomas Darling. 
Sept. 6. Mr. Mark Duncansone of Greatlaws, a.s.n. John ; w. the Laird of 

Muirhouselaw, elder and younger. 
„ 20. John Mercer, masone in Newsteid, a.s.n. David ; w. James Mein in 

Melrose, Mr. George Byres there. 
„ 27. John Frier in Gattonsyde, a.s.n. Alexr. ; w. Rot. Mein, Thomas 

Bowstone, there. 



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Oct. 



Nov 



Sept. 27. Andrew Mein, Townhead in Newsteid, a.d.n. Mary ; w. Georg Mein, his 
father, \Vm. IMein, his brother, there. 
4. Andrew Mein, Bridgend in Newsteid, a.s.n. Robert ; w. Nicol Mein, 

James Mein, there. 
II. Thomas Bowstone, Burnbraehead in Gattonsyde, a.s.n. John; w. 

Andrew Bowstone, his brother, John Frier, there. 
„ Rot. Marr in Darnick, a.s.n. Andro ; w. Andrew Mercer, Andrew 

Rennaldsone, there. 
„ Michael Wallace in Melrose, a.s.n. James, presented by Thomas 

Bowston ; w. James IJowstone, William Wallace. 
18. Rot. Walker in Melrose, a.s.n. Rot.; w. James Mein, Mr. George 

Byres, there. 
25. Thomas Lukiip in Melrose, a.s.n. John ; w. Andro Lukup, Wm. 
Lukup. 
I. David Hendersone in Melrose, a.d.n. Margaret. 

„ John Ovens in Newsteid, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. Rot. Bunzie, James Mein. 
15. John Stodhart in the paroch of Mertone, a.s.n. (George ; w. James 
.Mein, «S;c. 
„ „ Wm Martine, weaver in Gattonsyde, a.s.n. James ; w. Rot. Marline, 

James Marr, there. 
„ 22. Wm. Hoyie in Gattonsyde, a.s.n. George ; w. Andrew Marr, Thomas 

Bowstone, there. 
„ 29. Patrick Thomsone in Gattonsyde, a.s.n. John ; w. Rot. Halliwell, Rot. 
Mein, there. 
Dec. 13. John Greistone in Darnick, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Wm. Greistone, 
John Ushar. 
„ 20. James Wallace in Melrose, a.s.n. Patrick ; w. Wm. Gill, Wm. Wallace. 
„ „ James Wallace, merchant, a.d.n. Hannah ; Wm. Wallace, James Blaikie. 

1697- 
Jan. 3. Adam Davidsone in Eildone, a.s.n. John ; w. Wm. Sibbald, James Mein. 

„ „ James Myles in Gattonsyde, a.d.n. Isobell ; w. James Marr, Thomas 

Myles. 
„ 17. Rot. Mein, maltinan in Newsteid, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. John Mein, 

Wm. Fischar, there. 
„ 24. Alexr. Dalgleish in Darnick, a.s.n. W^alter ; w. John Dalgleish, Wm. 

Chisholme, there. 
Feb. 15. Rot. .Stirling in Blainslee, a.s.n. Rot.; w. John and John Stirlings 

there. 
,, 26. John Dinnant in Gattonsyde, a.s.n. John ; w. James Marr, Wm. 

Hoyie, there. 
„ „ Nicol Waithman in Darnick, a.s.n. Walter ; vv. John Ushar, Andrew 

Renaldsone, there. 
„ ,, Thomas Bunzie in Newsteid, a.s.n. James ; w. John Bunzie, his father, 

John Mein, there. 
Mar. 7. Andrew Beattie in Bridgend, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. , Andrew 

Turnbull. 
„ 28. Francis Braiden in Easterlanglee, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. Nicol Cochrane, 

Nicol Bowar. 
„ „ George Rodger in Drygrainge, a.s.n. Rot. ; w. Rot. Fischar, &c. 
„ ,, Andrew Wilsone in Newsteid, a.d.n. Agnes. These baptised by 

Mr. Wm Veek (?) (Vietch.) 
April II. James Young, weaver in Gattonsyde, a.d.n. Helen, baptised by Mr. 

CJeorge Johnstone ; w. John Bartine, Thomas Bartine. 
„ „ John Pnnizie,garner in Newsteid, a.s.n. John ; w. James and Rot. 

Bunzie. 
„ „ John Forson there, a.s.n. John ; w. Rot. Forson, John Bunzie, there. 
May 9. Walter Scott in Gattonsyde, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Rot. Scott, John 

Moft'at, there. 
„ 23. Wm Cairncross of Langlee, a.d.n. Euffan ; w. Walter Cairncross of 

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1697. 

May 27. Rot. Scott in Gattonsyde, a.d.n. Helen ; \v. James Marr, Wm. Hoyie. 
„ 30. Rot. Wedderstone in Colmslee, a.s.n. James ; w. Alexr. and Rot. 

Trotters. 
June 20. John Mofifatt in Langshaw, a.s.n. James ; w. James Thin, John 

Moodie. 
July 18. John Bunzie, masone in Eildon, a.s.n. James ; w. Rot. and James 

Bunzies, his brothers. 
„ 25. George Pringle in Westerboathouse, a.d.n. Mary ; w. James Mein, 

James Huntar. 
„ „ Alexr. Lyal, weaver in Melrose, a.d.n. Elspeth ; w. James Blaikie, 

James Huntar. 
Aug. I. Michael Parsone in Sorrowlesfield, a.s.n. James ; w. James Marr, 

James Parsone in Westerhousebyre. 
„ 22. James Moss in Ridpeth, in the paroche of Earlstone, a.s.n. Thomas ; 

vv. John Broun of Park, Rot Patersone. 
Note. — Thomas Litle had a childe baptised at Ligertwood, being brought 

forth on the seventh month, and James Darling, wright, became 

cautioner for that he should make satisfaction. 
Sept. 12. NicoU Milne in Darnick, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Andrew Mercer there, 

James Mein in Melrose. 
„ ,, George Darline in Blainslie, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Thomas and Thomas 

Uarlines there. 
„ 20. Wm. Bell in Galtonsyde, a.s.n. William ; \v. Wm. Hopkirk and Rot. 

Hill in Melrose. 
„ 27. Wm. Laidlaw in Newtoun, a.s.n. William ; w. Mungo Milne and 

there. 
Oct. 10. Andrew Mein in Newsteid, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. James Blaikie, James 

Mein in Melrose. 
„ 17. James Mattheson in Galtonsyde, a.d.n. Mary ; vv. Archibald Friar, 

John Uinnand, there. 
,, „ Wm. Scot in Darnick, a.s.n. Andrew ; \v. George Mein, John Mein. 
„ 22. Wm. Mein in Newsteid, a.s.n. George ; w. George and John Meins 

there. 
„ 24. Wm. Fiergrieve in Eildon, a.s.n. James : w. Rot. Laury, Thomas 

Hiton, there. 
„ „ Thomas Davidson in Galtonside, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. James and 

Andrew ^Nlarres there. 
Nov. 7. Wm. Darline in Easterlanglie, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. John Darline, 

Francis Bredan. 
„ 14. John TurnbuU in Galtonside, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. John and Wm. 

Meins. 
„ 28. Wm. Hopkirk in Melrose, a.d.n. Helen ; w. James Blaikie, Rot. 

Hislop, there. 
„ „ James Penman in Melrose, a.d.n. Christin ; w. Andrew and Rot. 

Penmans there. 
Dec. 5. James Dauson, a.s.n. James ; w. Ale.xr. Mein in Eildon, Andrew 

Dauson. 
„ „ Henry Pringle in Galtonside, a.s.n. James ; George Pringle, Thomas 

Bowston. 
„ 19. Henry Gibson in Melrose, a.s.n. Michael ; w. Michael and John 

Gibsones there. 
„ „ Andrew Dauson in Melrose, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. James Penman, 

James Dauson. 
1698. 
Jan. 2. Rot. Bunzie, miller in Melrose, a.s.n. James ; w. James Bowie, John 

Bunzie 
„ 4. Wm. Kirkwood in Blainslie, a.s.n. John ; w. Thomas Laidlaw, 

Thomas Darline, there. 
„ „ John Notman in Mosshouses, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. James Thynne, 

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1698. 

Jan. 4. John Peaco, a.s.n. Andrew ; \v. John Mabon, Rot. Hislop. 

„ „ Thomas Laidlaw in Blainshe, a.d.n. AHson ; w. James Marr, Wm. Hoy. 
„ „ Thomas Marline in Galtonside, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Wm. Martine, 

John Sommervaill. 
„ 16. James Laidlaw in Newtown, a.d.n. Cliristin ; w. John Milne, Nicoll 

Cochran, there. 
„ „ John Milne, younger, in Xewtoun, a.d.n. Christin ; w. John Milne, 

XicoU Cochran, there. 
„ 30. Mungo lilaikie, gardiner in Galtonside, a.d.n. Marion ; w. James 

Marr, Wm. Laidlaw. 
Feb. 1. James Trotter in Newsteid, a.s.n. Robert ; w. Rot. P'isher, James Phaup. 
„ — Alexr. Dalgleish and ALirgaret \'air in Darnick, a.s.n. John Dalgleish ; 

w. Wm. Chisholme, John Dalgleish. 
„ — Rot. Lamb and Elizabeth Wilson in Westhouses, a.d.n. Agnes Lamb ; 

w. Thomas Matthesone, Wm. Williamsone, there. 
„ 8. Andrew Toudhope and Jennet Dicksone in Blainslie, a.d.n. Marion 

Toudhope ; w. John Wallace, Alexr. Dicksone, there. 
„ ,, Wm. Stirling and Elizabeth Moftet in Blainslie, a.s.n. James Stirling ; 

w. John Mofifet, John Stirling. 
„ 13. Wm. Martine and Isabell Mildes in Galtonside, a.d.n. Jennet Martine ; 

w. John Sommervaill, Thomas Martine. 
„ 17. James Turner and Jean Huntar in Hagburn, a.s.n. George Turner ; 

w. John Moodie, James Thynne. 
„ 20. James Mein and Jennet Pursell in Newsteid, a.d.n. Margaret Mein ; 

w. David Pursell, John Mein. 
„ 27. Gilbert Wailsh and Elizabeth Falla in Darnick, Lairdsland, a.s.n. 

Thomas Wailsh ; w. Wni. and John Mercers in Darnick. 
„ „ (leorge Mercer and Jean Marre in Darnick, a.d.n. Helen Mercer ; 

w. Wm. Mercer, John Marre. 
Mar. I. Wm. Darline and Margaret Matthesone in Westhouses, a.d.n. Jean 

Darline ; w. Wm. Cairncroce, Thomas Matthesone. 
„ 20. Andrew and Agnes Bunzies in Newsteid, a.s.n. Alexr. Bunzie ; w. 

John Bunzie there. Rot. Scot in Galtonside. 
„ ,, Thomas Halliburton and Margaret Black in Galtonside, a.s.n. Wm. 

Haliburton ; w. James and Andrew Marres there. 
„ 27. John Sommervaill and Isabell Martine in Galtonside, a.s.n. George 

-Sommervaill ; w. Thomas ,\Lirtine there, and Wm. Livingstone in 

Lauder parish. 
April 10. Andrew Turnbull and Marion Laidlaw in Bridgend, a.d.n. Jennet Turn- 
bull ; w. James Biaikie in Melrose, Thomas Laidlaw in Blainslie. 
,, 17. Rot. Fairbairn and Alison Sclater in Eildon, a.d.n. Alison Fairbairn ; 

w. John Sclater there, James Mein in Melrose. 
„ „ Rot. Hervyand Janet ALibon in Melrose, a.d.n. Jean Hervy ; w. John 

Mabon, James Mein, there. 
,. ,, James Fisher and Isabell Moss in Darnick, a.d.n. Isabell Fisher ; w. 

Nicoll Milne there, John Mabon in Melrose. 
„ „ James Bowie and Isabell Jaque in Melrose, a.s.n. Thomas Bowie ; w. 

James Bowie, John Mabon, there. 
,, ,, James Cnieve and Jean Allane in Blainslie, a.s.n. James Grieve ; w. 

John Stirling, Hugh Allane, there. 
„ 24. John Forrest and Annable Mildes in Longshaw, a.s.n. Henry Forrest ; 

w. (jeorge and James Dicksones, there. 
,, ,, John L'shar and Elizabeth Thomson in Bridgend, a.s.n. George 

Usher; w. John Usher, his brother, James Mein in Melrose. 
May I. James Marre and .Alison Hog in Galtonside, a.s.n. Alexr. Marre ; w. 

Andrew and Andrew Marres, there. 
„ 15. Wm. Romainhouse and Agnes Pringle in Blainslie, a.d.n. Margaret 

Romainhouse ; w. Thomas Darline, John Wallace, there. 
„ 25. (ieorge Grahamsley and Jennet Allie in Darnick, a.s.n. Andrew 

Grahamsley : w. Wni. Chisholme, Rot. Marre, there. 



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1698. 

June 5. Will. Eliot and Margaret Patersone in Eildon, a.s.n. Robert Eliot ; 

\v. Alexr. Mein there, George Patersone in Gallasheills. 
„ 12. John Mein and Isabell Sibbald in Newsteid, a.d.n. Grizell Mein ; 

w. Wm. and John Sibbaldes in Eildon. 
„ 19. Wm. Drummond and Isabell Usher in Bridgend, a.d.n. Isabell 

Drummond ; \v. Andrew Tiiinbull, Nicoll Mercer, there. 
„ „ James Blaikie and Margaret Turnbull in Melrose, a.d.n. Isabell Blaikie ; 

w. Andrew Turnbull in Bridgend, Stephen Martine in Darnick. 
„ „ James Gray and Margaret Simson in Melrose, a.d.n. Jennet Gray ; 

w. James Bowie, John Sheill, there. 
July 3. Wm. Mercer and Mary Dalgleish in Westerlonglee, a.s.n. John 

Mercer ; \v. Andrew Mercer there, Alexr. Dalgleish in Darnick. 
„ „ Patrick Hastie in Longhaugh, a.d.n. Catharin Hastie, begotten in 

fornication with Agnes Paterson there ; w. James Blaikie, James 

Mein in Melrose. 
„ 24. John Haliwall and Christin Dinnand in Galtonside, a.d.n. Jean 

Haliwall ; w. Thomas Bowstone, Thomas Sheill, there. 
„ „ Thomas Bowstone and Helen Cairncroce in Cialtonside, a.d.n. 

Margaret Bowstone ; w. John Cairncroce in Redpath, Andrew 

Cairncroce in Galtonside. 
„ „ Thomas Sheill and Margaret Mein in Galtonside, a.s.n. Thomas 

Sheill ; w. John Haliwall, Thomas Bowstone, there. 
„ „ Alexr. Mein and Jennet Milne in Eildon, a.d.n. Alison Mein ; w. 

Wm. Eliot, Wm. Milne, there. 
„ ,, Mr. Mark Duncansone of Greatlawes, and Elizabeth Haliburtone, 

a.s.n. Thomas Duncansone ; w. John Haliburton, younger of 

Muirhouslaw, Mr. Andrew Duncansone in Melrose. 
„ 31. Thomas Cochran and Isabell Milne in Newtown, a.d.n. Agnes 

Cochran-; w. John Milne, John Riddel, there, 
■^i^'o- 3- John Simson and Elizabeth Swanstone in Darnick, a.s.n. William 

Simson ; w. Andrew Rennaldson, John Usher, there. 
„ „ John (iibsone and Elizabeth Philip in Melrose, a.d.n. Margaret 

Gibson ; w. Rot. and Rot. Philips in Galtonside. 
„ 21. Thomas Ormistone and Jennet Pringle in Melrose, a.s.n. Thomas 

Ormistone ; w. John Ormistone, Thomas Lucup, there. 
,, „ Andrew Mein and Mary Bunzie in Newsteid, a.s.n. William Mein ; 

w. (George and William Meins there. 
Sept. 4. John Martine and Elizabeth Wood in Melrose, a.d.n. Margaret 

Martine ; w. Andrew Martine, John Mabon, there. 
„ „ Thomas Bowstone and Isabell Mabon in Galtonside, a.d.n. Isabell 

Bowstone ; w James Marre, Andrew Bowstone, there. 
„ 7. John Moodie and Margaret Moffat in Threepwood, a.d.n. Margaret 

Moodie ; w. Archibald and Peter Moffets there. 
Oct. 2. Richard Bower in Eildon, a.s.n. John Bower, baptized at Bowden, 

begoten in fornication with Jean Patersone ; w. George White, 

John Hope, in the parish of Bowden. 
., 9. Henry Cochran and Jennet Riddell in Newtown, a.s.n. Thomas 

Cochran ; w. Nicoll Cochran, Andrew Hiton, there. 
„ ,, Janjes Richardson and Isabell Gray in Darnick, a.s.n. James 

Richardson ; w. John Haliwall, Andrew Rennaldsone, there. 
,, „ Rot. Haliwall and Jennet Haliwall in Galtonside, a.d.n. Isabel 

Haliwall ; w. Andrew Haliwall, Patrick Thomsone, there. 
„ 16. John Friar and Isabell Mein in Galtonside, a.d.n. Isabell Friar ; 

w. Rot. and Thomas Bowstones there. 
„ 23. James Simson and Christin Penman in Melrose, a.s.n. John Simson ; 

w. John Penman, Wm. Cook, there. 
„ 30. John Glendinning and Jennet Bower in Eildon, a.d.n. Margaret 

Glendinning ; w. Nicoll Bower, elder and younger, there. 
Nov. 13. Thomas Gill and Isabell Ellies in Newtoun, a.d.n. Jennet Gill ; w. 

John Riddell, Nicoll Cochran, there. 



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1698. 

Nov. 20. Rot. Walker and Elizaljcth Bennet in Melrose, a.d.n. Elizabeth 

Walker ; \v. James Huntar, James Blaikie, there. 
„ „ Thomas Lucup, younger, and Agnes Miller in Melrose, a.d.n. Jean 

Luciip ; \v. Patrick and Andrew Lucups, there. 
„ 22. John Piir\is and Isabell Tailt in Williamhiw, a.s.n. James Purvis ; 

w. Thomas Hardie, Alexr. Horsburgh, there. 
„ „ .Alexr. Horsburgh and Jennet Lauder, a.s.n. John Horsburgh ; 

\v. Thomas Hardie and John Purvis, all in Williamlaw. 
„ „ Richard Robson and Jennet Pringle in Plainslie, a.s.n. James 

Robsone ; w. James Robsone there, Thomas Mathesone in 

Westhouses. 
Dec. 6. Wm. Hoy and Isabell Hoy in Galtonside, a.s.n. Thomas Hoy ; 

\v. James Marre, Rot. Bowstone, there. 
„ 7. James Mercer and Jennet Bunzie in Newsteid, a.s.n. Robert Mercer ; 

\v. Rot. Bunzie, Wm. Mein, there. 
Wm. Cook and Elizabeth Brotherstons in Melrose, a.s.n. Andrew 

Cook ; w. David Cook, James Simson, there. 
„ „ George P>iar and Isabell Dewer in Galtonside, a.s.n. James Friar ; 

w. John Friar, Wm. Martine, there. 
„ „ Wm. Martine and Isabel Marre in Galtonside, a.s.n. Robert ; w. Rot. 

Martine, James Marre, there. 
„ 27. Thomas Darline and Mary Stenhouse in Blainslie, a d.n. Marion 

Darline ; w. Thomas Darline, elder, Thomas Laidlaw, there. 

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Jan. I. John Sibbald and Beatrice Rutherfoord in Eildon, a.d.n. Jean 

Sibbald ; w. Wm. Sibbald there, John Mein in Newsteid. 
„ „ Wm. and Margaret Meins in Newsteid, a.s.n. David Mein ; w. 

George Mein there, James Mein in Melrose. 
„ „ Francis Bryden and Margaret Bower in Easterlonglie, a.d.n. Helen 

Bryden ; w. Nicoll and Richard Bowers in Eildon. 
„ 8. Rot. Bunzie and Alison Bowston in Newsteid, a.d.n. Margaret 

Bunzie ; w. Wm. Bowstone, George Pringle. 
„ 29. Mungo Purvis and Margaret EUies in Melrose, a.d.n. Helen Purvis ; 

w. James Ellies, elder and younger, there. 
„ „ Wm. Ellies and Agnes Murray in Melrose, a.d.n. Isabell Ellies ; w. 

James Ellies, elder and younger, there. 
„ ,, Wm. Cairncroce of Westerlonglie, and Mary Gray, a.d.n. Mary 

Cairncroce ; w. Walter Cairncroce of Hilslop, James Blaikie. 
Feb. 12. Wm. Hoy and Margaret Wilson in Galtonside, a.d.n. Agnes Hoy; 

w. John and George Hoys there. 
„ 18. James Hunter and Jennet Usher in Melrose, a.s.n. James Hunter ; 

w. Mr. Andrew Duncansone, James Bowie, there. 
,, 28. Rot. Mercer and .A.lison Mar in Calfhill, a.s.n. John Mercer ; w. 

Walter Cairncroce of Hilslop, Simon Watherston. 
— Brown in Blainslie ; w. . 



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Mar. 5. Wm. Darling and Alison Lees in Easterlonglie, a.s.n. James Darling ; 

w. John Darling, Francis Bryden. 
„ 19. James Bowstone and Margaret Chisholme in Galtonside, a.s.n. John 

Bowstone ; w. James and Andrew Mars there. 
„ „ Thomas Gardiner and Mary Scott in Melrose, a.d.n. Agnes Gardner ; 

w. James Phaup, James Mein, there. 
,, 21. James Thynne and Marion Hunter in Mossliouses, a.s.n. John 

Thynne ; w. John and William Thynnes in Blainslie. 
,, 23. Andrew Lythgow and Margaret Tod in Drygrainge, a.d.n. Elizabeth 

Lythgow ; w. James Edgar, James Ellies. 
April 9. Rot. Mar and Margaret Waugh in Darnick, a.s.n. Rot. Mar ; w. 

Patrick Lookup, Rot. Hyslop. 
„ „ Thomas Thomsone and Margaret Thomsonc in (jaltonside, two sons 

n. Robert and William Thomsones ; w. George Pringle, Wm, 

Thomsone, 



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1699. 

April 10. Thomas Scot and Jean P'riar in Melrose, a.s.n. Robert Scott ; w. 

John and James Lythgow there. 
„ „ James Wallace and Anna Waugh in Melrose, a.d.n. Elspeth Wallace ; 

\v. Wm. (jill, Andrew Patersone. 
„ „ Henry Myles and Isabell Tait, a.d.n. Marion Myles ; \v. Wm. Fisher, 

James Myles, there. 
May 7. Rot. Mein and Margaret Karr in Newsteid, a.d.n. Elizabeth Mein ; 

w. Wm. Fisher, Rot. Eliot, there. 
„ ,, Walter Scott and Agnes Moffet in (ialtonside, a.s.n. Thomas Scott ; 

vv. Wm. Hoy, John Moffet, there. 
„ 18. Wm. Darling and Isabell Moffet in Blainslie, a.s.n. Wm. Darling ; 

w. Thomas Darling, Thomas Laidlaw, there. 
„ „ (George Darling and Agnes Smith in Blainslie, a.d.n. Marion Darling ; 

same witnesses. 
„ „ Alexr. Fisher of Claikmae and Mary Simson, a.d.n. Helen Fisher ; 

same witnesses. 
June II. Wm. Chishoime and Isabell Usher in Darnick, a.d.n. Margaret 

Chisholme ; w. John Usher, James Blaikie. 
„ 25. Rot. Scott and Margaret Bunzie in Galtonside, a.s.n. John Scott ; 

w. John Moffet, Andrew Bunzie. 
July 23. James Young and Isabell Berton in Galtonside, a.d.n. Margaret 

Young ; w. John and Thomas Bertons 
„ „ Wm. Bower and Margaret Mercer in Melrose, a.s.n. John Bower ; 

w. Wm. Brown and John Bower. 
„ 30. John Wright and Isabell Bichot in Darnick, a.s.n. John Wright ; w. 

George Hownam, John Drummond, younger, there. 
Aug. 20. Adam Lothian and Alison in Blainslie ; w. Thomas Darling, 

Thomas Laidlaw, there. 
„ 27. Wm. Greistone and Elspeth Ramsey in Darnick, a.d.n. Greistone ; 

w. Andrew Rennaldsone, John Usher, there. 
„ „ Andrew and Agnes Meins in Newsteid, a.d.n. Jennet Mein ; w. James 

Hunter, James Blaikie. 
Sept. 10. John Ormiston and Rachell Cowan in Melrose, a.d.n. Helen Ormis- 

tone ; w. John Bell, Thomas Ormistone, there. 
„ 27. Andrew Wilson and Jennet Laury in Newsteid, a.s.n. Robert Wilson ; 

w. George Moodie, James Mein. 
„ 30. Mungo Blaikie and Christian Laidlaw in Galtonside, a.d.n. Helen 

Blaikie ; w. Andrew Mar, Walter Halyburtone, there. 
„ ,, James Lindsey and Helen Clerk in Galtonside, a.d.n. Helen Lindsey ; 

w. Rot. Ormistone, Andrew Lindsey, there. 
Oct. 8. Wm. Milne and Agnes Sclater in Eildon, a.d.n. Agnes Milne ; w. 

Wm. Cook, NicoU Cochran. 
„ „ Henry Gibson and Isabell Fisher in Melrose, a.s.n. John Gibson ; w 

James Usher, Nicoll Mercer in Darnick. 
,, ,, John Sheill and Isabell Purvis in Melrose, a.s.n. John Sheill ; w. 

George Shiell, Mungo Purvis, there. 
„ 22. Thomas Bunzie and Bunzie in Newsteid, twins n. John and 

Jennet Bunzies ; w. Rot. Elliot, Wm. Mein, there. 
„ 29. Rot. Pringle and Jennet Mein in Newsteid, a.s.n. Andrew Pringie ; w. 

Wm. Mein, James Mein. 
„ ,, George Pringle and Margaret Newtoun, a.s.n. John Pringle ; same 

witnesses. 
Nov. I. John Remainhouse and Margaret Litle in Blainslie, a.d.n. Margaret 

Remainshouse ; w. Wm. Brown, Wm. Kirkhope. 
„ „ William Brown and Jennet Hardie in Blainslie, a.d.n. Eupham 

Brown ; w. John Remainhouse, Wm. Kirkhope. 
„ ,, Wm. Swanston and Christian Brotherstones, a.d.n. Margaret 

Swanston ; w. John Remainshouse, Wm. Brown, all in Blainslee. 
„ ,, Wm. Kirkhop and Margaret Martine in Blainslie, a.s.n. George 

Kirkhop ; w. Wm. Swanston, \Vm. Brown, there. 



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Nov. I. John Hlaikie and Marion Lythgow, a.s.n. Robert Blaikie ; same 

witnesses. 
„ 5. John and Jennet Mabons in Melrose, a.s.n. WiUiam Mabone ; w. 

Charles lilaikie, James Ellies, there. 
Dec. 19. Thomas Laidlaw and Helen Darling in Blainslie, a.d.n. Margaret 

Laidlasv ; w. Edward Darling, John Thynne, there. 
„ 24. John Forsan and Agnes Culbertson in Newsteid, a.s.n. James Forsan ; 

w. Rot. Eliot, James Rennaldson. 
„ 31. Wm. Mercer and Mary Dalgleish in Westerlonglie, a.d.n. Isabell 

Mercer ; w. Andrew Mercer there, Robert Hislop, beddell. 
1700. 
Jan. - . Walter Tait and Alison Niell in Darnick, a.s.n. Adam 'Fait ; w. John 

Usher, James Ellies. 
„ 21. John Mercer and Mary Mein in Newsteid, a.d.n. Jennet Mercer ; w. 

Wm. Mein, James Mein. 
„ „ Alexr. Maxwell and Isabell Gray in Melrose, a.d.n. Mary Maxwell ; 

w. John Mabon, John Gibson, there. 
„ 28. John Sclater and Agnes Mein in Eildon, a.s.n. John Sclater ; w. 

Robert Fairbairn, James Hunter. 
Feb. 4. James Mein and Elizabeth Hiton in Newtoun, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. 

Andrew Hiton, NicoU Cochran, there. 
,, „ Ye deceased Alexr. Dalgleish and Margaret Vair in Darnick, a.s.n. 

Alexr. Dalgleish, presented by John Dalgleish in Melrose ; w. 

William Chisholme, Wm. Mercer. 
„ „ Alexr. Lyall and Margaret Bower in Melrose, a.s.n. Thomas Lyall ; 

w. John Dalgleish, Wm. Gill. 
„ II. Richard Bower and Jean Patersone in Eildon, a.s.n. Nicoll Bower; 

w. Nicoll Bower, Alexr. Mein, there. 
„ 18. Ye deceased Henry Pringle and Jennet Cranstone in Galtonside, a.s.n. 

Henry Pringle ; w. Robert Bowstone, Wm. Hoy, there. 
„ 25. John Dinnand and Mary Haliwall in Galtonside, a.d.n. Isabell 

Dinnand ; w. Robert Philip, James Mattheson, there. 
„ 26. Wm. Karr and Brown in Newtoun, a.d.n. Janet Karr; w. Nicoll 

Cochran, John Riddell, there. 
Mar. 24. James Rennaldson and Isabell Leadhouse in Darnick, a.s.n. Andrew 

Rennaldson ; w. Andrew Rennaldsone, Wm. Chisholme, there. 
May 5. Andrew Drummond and Mary Brown in Darnick, a.s.n. John 

Drummond : w. John Drummond, Gilbert Welch. 
„ 14. Wm. Darling and Isabell Moffet in Blanislie, a.s.n. Thomas Darling ; 

w. Thomas Darling, Thomas Laidlaw, there. 
„ „ John Simmontoun and Marion Notman in Colmeslie, a.d.n. Margaret 

Simontoun ; w. James Thynne, Robert Mercer. 
„ 19. David Henderson and Christian Milne in Melrose, a.d.n. Christian 

Henderson ; w. John Mabon, James Simson, there. 
,, „ Agnes Brown, a.d.n. Marion, begoten in fornication, and presented 

by Thomas Brown ; w. George Chisholme, Robert Mercer. 
June 16. John Mein and Isabell Sibbald in PZildon, a.d.n. Agnes Mein ; w. 

John .Sibbald, Robert Hislope. 
„ 30. John Thurbrand and Elizabeth Forsyth in Longshaw ; w. Thomas 

Laidlaw, John Ritchie, there. 
„ ,, James Blaikie and Margaret Turnlnill in Melrose, a.s.n. Mark 

Blaikie ; w. James Hunter, Mr. Andrew Patersone, there. 
July 14. Thomas Gardner and Mary .Scott in Melrose, a.s.n. William Gardner; 

w. David Cook, Robert Hislop, there. 
„ 28. James Fisher and Isabell Moss in Darnick, a.d.n. Isabell Fisher ; w. 

Andrew Moss, Andrew Rennaldson, there. 
Aug. 4. Wm. Chisholme and Isabell Usher in Darnick, a.d.n. Christian 

Chisholme ; w. John Usher, Andrew Rennaldson, there. 
„ II. John and Isabell Milnes in Newtoun, a.d.n. Isabell Milne; w. John 

Milne, Nicoll Cochran, there. 



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1700. 

Aug. II. Thomas Laidlaw and Eupham Matthie in Longshaw, a.d.n. Jennet 

Laidlaw ; w. John Thurbiand, George Mathie, there. 
„ 25. Wm. Darling and Alison Lees in Easterlonglie, a.s.n. Andrew 

Darling ; \v. John Darling, Francis Bryden. 
,, 29. John Notman and Margaret Irvine in Redzliedoors, a.s.n. John 

Notman ; w. James Mar, John Wallace. 
Sept. 15. George Mercer and Jean Mar in Darnick, a.s.n. James Mercer ; w^ 

Wm. Mercer, James Rennaldson, there. 
„ 22. Alexr. Mein and Jennet Milne in Eildone, a.s.n. James Mein ; w. 

Wm. and John Milnes there. 
„ „ James Dauson and Agnes Mein in Eildon, a.d.n. Margaret Dauson ; 

\v. Alexr. and Richard Meins there. 
„ „ Mr. Mark Duncanson of Greatlaws and Elizabeth Haliburtoun, a.s.n. 

Mark Duncanson ; \v. John Haliburtoun, elder and younger of 

Muirhouslavv, Mr. Andrew Duncanson, minister at Lauder, John 

Duncanson in Melrose. 
Oct. 13. John Usher and Elspeth Thomson in Bridgend, a.s.n. John Usher; 

w. Andrew Turnbull, James Bowie. 
„ 20. Robert Philip and Margaret Sclater in Galtonside, a.d.n. Margaret 

Philip ; w. John Gibson, Richard Sclater. 
„ „ Thomas Lookup and Agnes Miller in Melrose, two daughters, n. 

Elisabeth and Mary Lookups ; w. Patrick and Andrew Lookups 

there. 

„ 22. , w. . 

» „ , w. . 

„ 27. John Karr and Isabell Wait in Housbyre, a.s.n. James Karr ; w. . 

Nov. 3. Thomas and Margaret Thomsons in Galtonside, a.s.n. Robert 

Thomson ; w. George Pringle, Nicoll Milne. 
„ 17. William Darling and Margaret Mattheson in Westhouses, a.s.n. 

William Darling ; w. Thomas Matthison, Wm. Hunter. 
„ ,, Henry Cochran and Jennet Riddell in Newtoun, a.s.n. John Cochran ; 

w. James Laidlaw, James Mein, there. 
„ 19. Thomas Turner and Alison Murray in Mosshouses, a.s.n. John 

Turner ; w. Andrew Chisholme, John Hatlie, there. 
„ „ Wm. Sterling and Elizabeth Moftet Blainslie, a.d.n. Agnes Sterling, 

w. James and John Sterlings there. 
„ „ Robert Watherstone and Jennet Duncan in Housbyre, a.s.n. Robert 

Watherstone ; w. Robert Trotter, Robert Davidsone, there. 
„ 24. Thomas Martine and Jennet Runshiman in Galtonside, a.d.n. 

Margaret Martine ; w. Wm. Martine, elder and younger, there. 
Dec. 8. Andrew and Agnes Meins in Newsteid, a.d.n. Elisabeth Mein ; w. 
James Mein, Thomas Bunzie, there. 
„ „ James Matthison and Jennet Halliwall in Galtonside, a.d.n. Jennet 

Matthison ; w. John Dinnand, Archibald Friar, there. 
„ „ John Bunzie and Marion Mein in Eildon, a.d.n. Margaret Bunzie ; 

w. Wm. Sibbald, Richard Mein, there. 
„ 26. John Moodie and Elisabeth Mofifet in Threepwood, a.d.n. Elisabeth 

Moodie ; w. Peter and Robert Moffets there. 
„ „ Robert Brown and Margaret Sommervaill in Colmesiiehill, a.s.n. 

William Brown ; w. John Moodie, Robert Sterling. 
,7 — „ Robert Sterling and Marion Lythgow in Threepwood, a.s.n. John 

Sterling ; w. John Moodie, Andrew Lythgow, there. 
170T. 
Jan. 5. Andrew Lythgow and Margaret Tod in Drygrainge, a.s.n. Alexander 

Lythgow ; w. Alexr. Trotter of Housbyre, James Ellies of Huntlie- 

wood, James Wilkieson, James Edgar. 
„ 19. Francis Bryden and Margaret I^ower in Easterlanglie, a.d.n. Margaret 

Bryden ; w. Robert Bunzie, Robert Hislope in Melrose. 
„ ,, James Mercer and Jennet Bunzie in Newsteid, a.s.n. Robert Mercer ; 

\v, Robert Bunzie, Robert Hislope. 



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1701. 

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George Darling and in HIainslie, ; w. . 

John Sibbaltl and IJeatrix Rutherfoord in Eildon, a.s.n. 
Sibbald ; \v. Andrew Rennaldson, Robert Hislope. 



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Lieutennant Thomas Kairbairn and Grizell Karr, a.d.n. Christian 

Fairbairn ; w. Koljert Fisher, Mr. Thomas Rutherfoord. 
Feb. 9. Richard Bower and Jean Paterson in Eildon, a.s.n. Nicoll Bower ; 

w. Nicoll Bower, John Glendinning, there. 
„ „ Alexr. Fisher and Mary Simson, baptised at Earlstoun, a.d.n. 

Fisher ; w. Mr. Thomas Rulherfurd, George Pringle. 
„ 27. Walter Haliburton and Margaret Davidson in Galtonside, twins n. John 

and Walter Haliburtons ; \\. Wm. Hoy, Thomas Haliburton, there 
Mar. 16. Wm. EUies and Agnes Murray in Melrose, a.d.n. Isabell EUies ; w. 

James Ellies, elder and younger, there. 
John Mercer and Mary Mein in Newsteid, a.d.n. Jennet Mercer ; w. 

John Marchell, Andrew Alton in Melrose. 
James Simson and Christian Penman in Melrose, a.s.n. Alexander 

Simson ; w. Thomas Walker, Alexr. Bell, there. 
John Haliwall and Christian Dinnand in Galtonside, a.d.n. Jennet 

Haliwall ; w. Thomas Haliwall, John Dinnand, there. 
Richard Robson and Jennet Pringle in Blainslie, a.d.n. Elisabeth 

Robson ; w. John Wallace, Thomas Laidlaw, there. 
Robert Paterson and Helen Muirhead in Sorrowlesfield, a.d.n. Helen 

Paterson ; w. Robert Hislop and Mr. Andrew Paterson. 
John and Jennet Mabons in Melrose, a.d.n. Margaret Mabon ; w. 

Robert Hervie, Charles Blaikie, there. 
John Martineand Elisabeth Wood in Melrose, a.s.n. Andrew Martin ; 

w. Andrew Martine, John Mabon, there. 
Robert Pride and Jean Horn in Whitlaw, a.s.n. Thomas Pride ; 

w. Thomas Hardie, George Darling. 
Mungo Purvis and Margaret Ellies in Melrose, Purvis ; 

w. James Ellies, elder and younger, there. 



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John Thynne and Agnes Milne in Blainslie, a.s.n. John Thynne ; 

w. Thomas Laidlaw, John Wallace, there. 
Thomas Litle and Margaret Darling in Blainslie, a.d.n. Jennet Litle ; 

same witnesses. 
May II. James Mar and Alison Hog in Galtonside, a.s.n. Thomas Mar; 

\v. Andrew Mar, Thomas Bowstone and Wm. Hoy, there. 
Robert Bunzie and Isabel Bowie in Melrose, a.d.n. Isabell Bunzie ; 

w. James Bowie, John Bunzie. 
June I. Nicoll Mercer and Agnes Fisher in Darnick, a.s.n. Andrew Mercer ; 

vv. Andrew Mercer, James Fisher, there. 
„ „ Thomas Walker and Jean Blaikie in Melrose, a.d.n. Christian 

Walker ; w. James Simpson, Charles Blaikie, there. 
,, „ Mr. Alexr. Grey of Delduff, and Elizabeth Porteous, for present living 

in Westhouses, a.s.n. Alexander Grey ; w. Hugh Cairncroce, 

younger of Hilslope, Mr. Hugh Grey. 
Wm. Martine and Isabell Myles in Galtonside, a.s.n. Thomas Martine ; 

w. Thomas Martine, James Myles, there. 
John Gibson and Elizabeth Philip in Melrose, a.s.n. John Gibson ; \v. 

Wm. Mein, Robert Philip. 
John Wallace and Elspeth Marjoriebanks in Blainslie, a.d.n. 

Wallace ; w. Thomas Laidlav., Thomas Darling, there. 
Thomas liowstone and Helen Cairncroce in (Galtonside, a.d.n. Helen 

Bowstone ; w. John Cairncroce, John Barton. 
Wm. V'air and in Newtoun, a.s.n. Thomas V'air ; w. Mungo 



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Thomas and Ingles 



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Patrick Lukup, Robert Hislop, there. 
George lirown and Isabell Laing in Blainslie, a.s.n. William Brown ; 
w. James Stirling, Wm. 'Iliynne. there. 



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1 70 1. 
Aug. 24. Thomas Haliburton and Margaret Black in Galtonside, a.d.n. Isabell 

Halibinton ; \v. James Mar, Walter Haliburton, there. 
Nov. 23. David Brown and Isabell Williamson in Buckholme, a.s.n. David 

Brown : w. George Chisholme, Thomas Brown. 
„ „ Robert Walker and Elizabeth Bennet in Danieltoun, a.d.n. Jean 

Walker ; w. James Bowie, James Oliver. 
„ 30. Robert Hervie and Helen Manderson in Melrose, a.d.n. Helen 

Hervie ; w. John Mabon, Robert Hislop, there. 
Dec. II. Andrew Mercer and Margaret Hervie in Westerlanglie, a.s.n. Andrew 

Mercer ; w. John and Wm. Mercers. 
„ 31. George Hoy and Jennet Redpath in Galtonside, twins n. Alison and 

Agnes Hoys ; w. John and Wm. Hoys there. 
„ „ Robert Philip and Margaret Sclater in Galtonside, a.s.n. Robert 

Philip ; vv. Robert and John Bowstones there. 
1702. 
Jan. 13. James Sterling and Margaret Sommervail in Blainslie, a.s.n. John 

Sterling ; w. John Sterling, John .Sommervail. 
„ ,, James Mein and Elisabeth Hiton in Newtoun, a.s.n. James Mein ; 

w. John Riddell, Nicoll Cochrane, there. 
„ 31. James Rennaldson and Isabell Leadhouse in Darnick, a.d.n. Jennet 

Rennaldson ; w. John Mercer, Wm. Rennaldson, there. 
Feb. 7. Andrew Dauson and Margaret Penman in Melrose, a.s.n. James 

Dauson ; w. James Blaikie, Robert Penman, there. 
,, 8. John Drummond and Alison Mein in Darnick, a.d.n. Elisabeth 

Drummond ; w. Alexr. and Richard Meins. 
„ ,, James Bowstone and Margaret Chisholme in Galtonside, a.d.n. 

Alisone Bowstone ; w. James and Andro Mars there. 
„ ,, John Sclater and Agnes Mein in Eildon, a.d.n. Isabell Sclater ; w. 

Wm. and John Sibbalds there. 
„ 15. Walter Tait and Alison Niell in Darnick, a.s.n. William Tait ; w. 

John Ushar, Wm. Tait. 
„ „ Wm. and Margaret Meins in Newsteid, a.d.n. Margaret Mein ; w. 

John Mercer, James Mein. 
„ 22. Thomas Scott and Jean Friar in Melrose, a.d.n. Barbara Scott ; w. 

James Blaikie, James Hunter, there. 
„ 24. Thomas Laidlaw and Helen Darling in Blainslie, a.d.n. Katharin 

Laidlaw ; \v. Edward Darling, John Moffet, there. 
„ „ James Steell and Elisabeth Wilson in Calfhill, a.s.n. James Steell ; 

w. James Laidlaw, John Pearson. 
Mar. I. Andrew Drummond and Mary Brown in Darnick, a.s.n. William 

Drummond ; w. John Drummond, John Hiton, there. 
„ 12. Wm. Milne and Agnes Sclater in Eildon, a.s.n. Thomas Milne; w. 

Alexr. Mein, John Milne, there. 
„ „ Andrew Haliday and Jennet Bain in Eildon, a.d.n. Mary Haliday ; 

w. Wm. Sibbald, James Hunter. 
„ „ Wm. Chisholme and Isabell Usher in Darnick, a.s.n. Andrew 

Chisholme ; w. John Usher, Robert Bunzie. 
April 7. John Sclater and Isabell Litle in Blainslie, a.s.n. William Sclater ; vv. 

James Stirling, George Darling, there. 
„ ,, John Steell and Isabell Thomson in Blainslie, a.s.n. John Steell ; same 

witnesses. 
„ „ John Thurbrand and Elizabeth Forsyth in Longshaw, a.s.n. Robert 

Thurbrand ; same witnesses. 
„ 12. Alexr. Layall and Mary Bower in Melrose, a.s.n. Thomas Layall ; w. 

James Blaikie, James Hunter. 
„ 19. Wm. and Isabell Hoys in Galtonside, a.s.n. George Hoy ; \\. 

James Hoy, Alexr. Knox, there. 
„ „ James Blaikie and Margaret Turnbull in Melrose, a.s.n. Robert 

Blaikie : w. James Hunter, Mr. Andrew Patersone. 
„ 26. John Bartleman and Mary Bunzie in Newsteid, a.d.n. Isabell 

Bartleman ; w. Robert Bunzie, Robert Hislope. 



JO Melrose Record of Baptisms. 

1702. 

May 13. Thomas Marline and Mary Young in Danieltoun, a.s.n. Martine ; 

w. James and Andrew Patersons there. 
„ 5. Wilham Xicohon, baiUie, and Lihas I'ringle in Melrose, a.s.n. 

Thomas Nicolson ; \v. James Ellies of Hunthewood, James 

Wilkieson. 
„ 10. Thomas Gardner and Mary Scott in Melrose, a.d.n. Jean (iardner ; 

\v. David and Alexr. Cooks there. 
,, 17. John Moffet and Helen Liderdale in Ouplaw, a.s.n. James Mofifet, 

bap. at Stow ; w. Archibald and James Moffets. 
,, 24. James Grey and Margaret Simson in Melrose, a.d.n. Margaret Grey ; 

w. James and James IJowies there. 
June 7. James IJowie and Marion Bell in Melrose, a.d.n. Anna Bowie; w. 

James Hunter, Robert Bunzie and Alexr. Bell, there. 
„ 21. James Penman and Agnes Thomson in Melrose, a.s.n. William 

Penman ; w. James Blaikie. Robert Hervie, there. 
July 5. \Vm. Bower and Margaret Mercer in Melrose, a.d.n. Elisabeth 

Bower ; w. James Wallace, Wm. Brown, there. 
„ 9. James Richardson and Isabell Grey in Uarnick, a.d.n. Elisabeth 

Richardson ; w. John Haliwall, George Wight, there. 
„ 28. Mr. Ale.xr. Grey of Delduff and Elisabeth Porteous, a.s.n. James Grey 

and a.d.n. Jean Grey ; w. Hugh Cairncroce of Hilslope, Mr. Hugh 

Grey. 
Aug. 9. David Henderson and Christian Milne in Melrose, a.s.n. William 

Henderson ; w. John Mabon, James Simson, there. 
„ 12. Thomas Thynne and Jean Montgomery in Whitlaw, a.s.n. George 

Thynne ; w. Thomas Hardie, James Thynne. 
„ „ Andrew Ritchie and Margaret in Bentmill, a.d.n. Christian 

Ritchie ; w. Thomas Hardie, younger, Alexr. Horsburgh. 
„ 23. Wm. Clerk and Margaret Kedzie in Galtonside, a.d.n. Alison Clerk ; 

w. James Mar, Andrew Mar, there. 
,, „ George Pringle, boatman, and Margaret Newton, a.d.n. Jennet 

Pringle ; w. Mr Hugh Grey, Thomas Williamson. 
Sept. 6. Mr. Mark Duncanson of Greatlaws and Elisabeth Haliburton, a.d.n. 

Margaret Duncanson ; w. John Haliburton, younger, of Muir- 

houslaw, John Duncanson, James Bowie and Mr. Andrew 

Paterson. 
, „ NicoU Milne and Christian Blaikie in Melrose, a.d.n. Christian Milne ; 

w. Charles Blaikie, John Coat. 
,, 27. Robert Scott and Elisabeth Paterson in Danieltoun, a.s.n. James 

Scott ; w. James Patersone, Robert Hervie. 
Oct. 6. John Thynne and Agnes Milne in Blainslie, a.d.n. Christian Thynne ; 

w. Thomas Laidlaw, Wm. Thynne. 
„ „ Alexr. Dickson and Helen Mercer, a.s.n. James Dickson ; w. Thomas 

Laidlaw, Wm. Thynne. 
„ „ Adam Lothian and Alison Raith, a.s.n. William Lothian ; w. Thomas 

Laidlaw, Wm. Thynne. 
„ „ Thomas Litle and Margaret Darling, a.d.n. Mary Litle ; w. John and 

W'm. Thynnes. 
„ „ Emanuel Man and Margaret Paterson, a.d.n. Jennet Man ; w. John 

and Wm. Thynnes. 
„ 27. James Laidlaw and Agnes Pearson in Ladopmuire, a.s.n. James 

Laidlaw ; w. Thomas Laidlaw, Thomas Darling. 
Nov. 8. James Bowie and Isabell Jacque in Melrose, a.s.n. Thomas Bowie ; 

w. James Bowie, Robert Bunzie, there. 
„ 15. John Moodie and Isabell Mercer in Darnick, a.s.n. William Moodie 

and a.d.n. Isabell Moodie ; w. William Chisholme, William 

Rennaldson, there. 
Dec. 22. Thomas Kairbairn of Broadwoodshiell and Grizell Karr, a.s.n. 

Tiiomas Fairbairn ; w. Wm. Karr, Thomas Laidlaw. 
„ ,, Wm. Darling and Isabell Moftet in Blainslie, a.s.n. Andrew Darling ; 

w. Thomas Turner, Thomas Laidlaw. 



Melrose Record of Baptisms. 71 

1702. 

Dec. 22. Thomas Turner and Alison Murray in Mosshouses, a.s.n. George 

Turner ; \v. Wni. Darling, Thomas Laidlaw. 
„ „ John Notman and Margaret Irwin in Kedzlidoors, a.s.n. Alexander 

Notman ; w. Thomas Laidlaw, Thomas Turner. 
„ „ John Turner and Agnes Mercer in Colmsliehill, a.d.n. Jean Turner ; 

w. John Moodie, Thomas Turner. 
„ „ Thomas Laidlaw and Eupham Matthie in Longshaw Milne, a.d.n. 

Elisabeth Laidlaw ; w. Thomas Turner, Thomas Laidlaw. 
„ 27. John Shiell and Isabell Purvis in Melrose, a.d.n. Isabell Shiell ; w. 

George Shiell, Mungo Purvis. 
1703 
Jan. ID. Henry Cochran and Jennet Riddell in Nevvtoun, a.d.n. Jennet 

Cochran ; w. James Mein, James Laidlaw. 
„ „ James Laidlaw and Christian Milne in Newtoun, a.d.n. Margaret 

Laidlaw ; w. John Milne, Henry Cochran. 
„ 17. Andrew Turnbull and Elisabeth Sclater in Bridgend, a.s.n. Andrew 

Turnbull ; w. James Blaikie, Robert Hislop. 
,, 31. John ALabon and Jennet Mabon in Melrose, a.s.n. Thomas Mabon ; 

w. Robert Hervie, Charles Blaikie. 
Feb. 7. George Mercer and Jean Marre in Darnick, a.d.n. Isabell Mercer ; 

w. Andrew Rennaldson, John Usher. 
„ II. James Fisher of Bearfauld and Margaret Karr, a.s.n. Andrew 

Fisher ; w. Andrew Aiton, David Rutherfoord. 
„ 21. Andrew Mercer and Margaret Hervie in Westerlanglie, a.d.n. 

Margaret Mercer, baptized at Gallashiells ; w. . 

„ 28. John Milne and Isabell Milne in Newtoun, a.s.n. Mungo Milne ; w. 

John Milne, Nicoll Cochran. 
Mar. 14. William Dickson and Margaret Kylle in Darnick, a.s.n. James 

Dickson ; w. John Mercer, John Drummond. 
„ „ Thomas Walker and Jean Blaikie in Melrose, a.s.n. Thomas Walker ; 

w. Charles Blaikie, Nicoll Milne. 
„ 31. John Haitlie and Jennet Watson in Mosshouses, a.d.n. Elisabeth 

Haitlie ; w. John Brown, Wm. Romainhouse. 
„ „ John Wallace and Elspeth Marjoribanks in Blainslie, a.s.n. John 

Wallace ; w. James Grieve, Andrew Mein. 
„ ,, Wm. Swanstoun and Christian Brotherstone in Blainslie, a.s.n. 

William Swanstoun ; w. James Grieve, Andrew Mein. 
,, „ Robert Wadderston in Housbyre and Jennet Duncan, a.s.n. Thomas 

Wadderston ; w. James Grieve, Andrew Mein. 
April II. Alexr. Mein and Jennet Milne in Eildon, a.d.n. Agnes Mein, w. 

Richard Mein, John Milne, there. 
„ „ James Fisher and Isabell Moss in Darnick, a.s.n. John Fisher ; 

w. John Mercer, Andrew Moss, there. 
„ 18. Andrew Mein and Agnes Mein in Newsteid, a.d.n. Elisabeth Mein ; 

w. Wm. Mein, Wm. Hopkirk. 
„ „ George Grahamslie and Jennet Alley in Melrose, a.d.n. Christian 

Grahamslie ; w. John Mercer, James Hunter. 
,, „ Thomas Cochran and Isabell Milne in Newtoun, a.s.n. Thomas 

Cochran ; w. John Milne, Nicoll Cochran. 
May. g. William Karr and Elisabeth Brown in Newtoun, a.s.n. W'illiam Karr ; 

w. John Riddell, Nicoll Cochran. 
„ „ Wm. Darling and Margaret Mattheson in Westhouses, a.d.n. 

Margaret Darling ; w. Thomas .Mattheson, James Hunter. 
„ 16. John Hislop and Christian Cruikshank in Longhaugh, a.d.n. Isabell 

Hislop ; w. George Chisholme, Andrew Martine. 
„ „ John Blaikie and Marion Lythgow in Housbyre ; a.d.n. Alison 

Blaikie ; w. Thomas Turner, Andrew Lythgow. 
„ ,, James Dauson and Agnes Mein in Eildon, a.s.n. Andrew Dauson ; 

w. Alexr. Mein, John Sibbald. 
„ „ William Turner and Jennet Wright in Galtonside, a.d.n Isabell 

Turner ; w. James Marre, Robert Bowstone. 



7^ Melrose Record of Baptistns. 

1703- 

May 18. Alexr. Tliomsoii in Lon^shaw ami Margaret Hall, a.s.n. Alexander 
I'liomsoii ; \v. |<)lin Moodic, Kobeil Moffet. 

„ „ Jolui Mooclie and Klisai)Clli Mofiet in Tliieeiiwood, a.d.n. 

Moodic ; w. Alcxr. Thonison, John Brown. 

,, ,, |olin i')i()\ui and jennet Owens in Tlirceiiwood, a.d.n. IWown ; 

u. |()hn Moodic, Alexr. Thomson. 
„ . 23. Wni. Hunter in Xetherbarns deceased, and tlisabeth Findlator, now 
in .Melrose, a.s.n. William Hunter, piesented by John Hunter in 
Rink ; w. Mr. Mark Duncanson of (jreatlaws, James Hunter in 
Netherbarns. 
June 13. Alexr. Fisher of Claikmae and Mary Simson, a.s.n. James Fisher, 
baptized at Earlstoun ; \v. (ieorge Fringle, John Shiell, there. 
„ 20. James Wallace and Agnes Hall in Melrose, a.d.n. Agnes Wallace ; 
\v. John -Mabon, Charles Hlaikie. 

July 2. James Sandilands and in Hagburn, a.s.n. Walter Sandilands ; 

\v. Cieorge Chisholtne, Thomas Thynne. 
„ 4. John Ciricrson and Jean Ramsey in IJarnick, a.d.n. Jennet (irierson ; 

\v. John Mercer, James Usher. 
„ „ Wm. Wight and Agnes Atchison in Sorrowlesfield, a.d.n. Isabell 

Weight ; w. James Atchison, Thomas Mattheson. 
„ 6. William Nicolsone, bailie, and Lilias Pringle, a.s.n. George Nicolson ; 

w. . 

„ 25. Thomas Martine and Jennet Runchiman in Galtonside, a.d.n. Jennet 
Martiue ; w. Wm. Martine, John Sommervaill. 
Aug. 15. James Hunter and Margaret Edgar in Melrose a.s.n. W'illiam 
Hunter ; \v. James and Alexr. Edgars. 
„ ,, James Howie and Marion Bell in Melrose, a.d.n. Helen 15o\vie ; w. 

James Hunter, Alexr. Bell. 
„ 31. James Turner and Jean Hunter in Hagburn, a.s.n. Thomas Turner ; 
\v. Thomas Turner, Wm. Welch. 

„ ,, Wm. Welch and Agnes Dewar in Colmeslie, Welch , w. 

Thomas and James Turners. 

Sept. 2. John Mercer and Mary Mein in Newsteid, Mercer ; w. John 

and Wm. Meins. 
„ 12. Robert Mein and Beatrice Hunter in Newsteid, a.s.n. William Mein ; 

w. Robert Eliot, John Mein. 
,, 19. George Loury and Margaret (iill in Danicltoun, a.s.n. William Loury ; 
w. Wm. (iill, Robert Loury. 
Oct. 10. Thomas Lookup and Agne-^ Milnerin Melrose, a.d.n. Isabell Lookup; 
w. Patrick and Wm. Lookups. 
„ 17. John (iibson and Elspeth Philip in Melrose, a.s.n. Henry Gibson ; 

w. Henry Gibson. Robert. Philip. 
„ „ John Bartleman and Mary Bun/.ie in Newsteid, a.s.n. Andrew 

Bartleman ; \\. James Hunter, James EUies. 
„ „ James EUies and Isabell Usher in Melrose, a.d.n. Margaret Ellies ; 

w. James Hunter, John Bartleman. 
„ 26. Richard Robson and Jennet Pringle in Blainslie, a.s.n. William 

Roljson : w. Thomas Laidiaw, Thomas Darling. 
,, „ William Corser and Margaret Hardie, a.d.n. Anne Corser ; w. 

Thomas Laidlaw, Thomas Darling. 
„ 31. Robert Bunzie and Isabell Bowie in Melrose, a.d.n. Marion Bunzie ; 

w . Andrew L\thgow, Thomas Williamson. 
„ „ James Bowstone and Margaret Chisholme in Galtonside, a.s.n. 
Alexander Bowstone ; w. James and Andrew Marres. 
Nov. 7. Robert Piingle and Jennet Mein in Newsteid, a.d.n. Violet Pringle ; 
w. George and James Pringles. 
,, ,, Andrew Haliday and Jennet Bain in Eildon, a.s.n. William Haliday ; 
w. John .Sibbald, Nicoll Bower, there. 
Dec. 5. Robert Hervie and Helen Manderson in Melrose, a.d.n. Jennet 
Hervie ; w. |ohn Mabon, Robert Scott. 



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1703. 

Dec. 14. James Fisher of lieaifaulds and Margaret Karre, twins n. Marrion 

and Elisabeth Fishers ; w. • . 

, ig. Henry Gibson and Isabell Fisher in Mehose, a.s.n. Henry Gibson ; 

\v. William Chishohne, James Fisher. 
„ 26. John Milne and Helen Glendinning in Eildon, a.d.n. Isabell IVlilne ; 

w. Thomas Cochran, Alexr. Mein. 
, 30 .James Stirling and Margaret Sommervaill in St. Leonards, a.d.n. 

Elisabeth Stirling ; w. John and Wm. Stirlings. 
„ „ George Brown and Isabell Laing in Blainslie, a.d.n. Marion Brown ; 

w. John and Wm. Stirlings. 

„ „ in Lauder ; w. John and W' m. Stirlings. 

1704. 
Jan. 2. Andrew Moss and Margaret Waiigh in Darnick, a.d.n. Helen Moss ; 

w. James Fisher, James Waugh. 
,, ,, Walter Tait and Alison Neill in Darnick, a.d.n. Elisabeth Tait ; w. 

John Usher, Hugh Bowstone. 
„ „ James Wallace and Anne Waugh in Melrose, a.d.n. Helen Wallace ; 

w. Andrew Paterson, Wm. Gill. 
„ 16. Thomas Milne and Jennet Milne in Newtoun, a.d.n. Jennet Milne; 

w. NicoU Cochran, Mr. Andrew Patersone. 
„ ,, Andrew Drummond and Mary Brown in Darnick, a.s.n. George 

Drummond ; w. John Drummond, John Hitoun. 
„ ,, James White and Isabell Lumsden in Newsteid, a.d.n. Agnes White ; 

w. Rol:)ert Eliot, Thomas Milne. 
, 23. James Rennaldson and Isabell Leidhouse in Darnick, a.s.n. George 

Rennaldson ; w. John Mercer, Robert Hislop. 
„ ,, John Mercer and Helen Sibbald in Darnick, a.s.n. George Mercer ; 

w. James Rennaldson, Robert Hislop. 
Feb. 13. John Sibbald and Beatrice Rutherfoord in Eildon, a.s.n. Andrew 

Sibbald ; w. John Milne, Wm. Sibbald. 
„ „ James Mein and Jennet Coat in Newsteid, a.s.n. Robert Mein ; w. 

Andrew Mein, John Sibbald. 
„ 17. John Steill and Isabell Thomson in Blainslie, a.d.n. Agnes Steill ; 

w. Thomas Laidlaw, George Darling. 
,, „ (Jeorge Turner and Marion Pringie in Colmsliehill, a.d.n. Elisabeth 

Turner ; w. Thomas Laidlaw, Thomas Thynne. 
„ 20. Robert W'alker and ELspeth Bennet in Melrose, a.d.n. Mary Walker ; 

w. James Hunter, Nicoll Cochran. 
Mar. 5. John Marline and Elisabeth Wood in Melrose, a.s.n. Robert 

Martine ; w. Andrew Martine, Robert Hislop. 
„ ,, Wm. Laidlaw and Margaret Fouler in Newtoun, a.d.n. Margaret 

Laidlaw ; w. Andrew Martine, Robert Hislop. 
„ ,, James Simson and Christian Penman in Melrose, a.d.n. Isabell 

Simson ; w. Mr. Andrew Paterson, Robert Hislop. 
„ „ Mungo i'urvis and Margaret Ellies in Melrose, Purvis ; w. Mr. 

Andrew Paterson, Robert Hislop. 
,, 19. William Ellies and Agnes Murray in Melrose, a.d.n. Agnes Ellies ; 

w. James Ellies, Thomas Gill. 
„ „ Thomas Gill and Isabell Ellies in Melrose, a.s.n. John Gill ; w. James 

and Wm. Ellies. 
„ „ Thomas Scott and Jean Frier in Melrose, a.s.n. Adam Scott ; w. Mr. 

Andrew Paterson, Robert Hislop. 
„ 20. Thomas Laidlaw and Eupham Matthie in Longshaw milne, a.d.n. 

Margaret Laidlaw ; w. Thomas Turner, Thomas -Laidlaw. 
„ „ John Thurbrand and Elisabeth Forsyth in Longshaw milne, a.s.n. 

Andrew Thurbrand ; w. Thomas Turner, Thomas Laidlaw. 
April 2. John Scott and Jennet Robison in Laudergateside, a.d.n. Francis 

Scott ; w. George Pringie, Thomas Mattheson. 
„ „ Wm. Milne and Isabell Riddell in Newsteid, a.s.n. William Milne; 

w. John Riddel!, Nicoll Milne. 



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Robert .Scott and Elisabeth Patersone in Danieltoun, a.d.n. Isabel! 

Scott ; w. James Paterson, Robert Hervie. 
Robert Patersone of Old .Melrose and .Annie Eliot, a.d.n. Elisabeth 

i'aterson ; \v. Robert Eliot of .Midlinn milne, Alexr. Lythgow of 

Drygraingc, James Eiiies of Huntliewood and James Edgar. 
Robert Wight and Agnes Martine in Darnick, a.d.n. Isabell Wight ; 

\v. Stephen Martin, James Blaikie. 
Thomas Houston and Helen Caiincroce in (ialtonside, a.d.n. Isabell 

Howston ; \v. John Cairncroce, James Cjardner. 
Thomas Leithan and Isabell Tait in Galtonside, a.s.n. John Leithan ; 

w. James Leithan, Robert Martin. 
Thomas Davidson and Isabell Bowston in Galtonside, a.s.n. Thomas 

Davidson ; w. Andrew and Jaines Marres. 
W^m. Martine and Isabell Marr in (ialtonside, a.s.n. William 

Martine ; \v. Robert Martine, elder and younger, there. 
James Young and Isabell Bartoun in Galtonside, a.s.n. James Young ; 

\v. John and Thomas Bartouns. 
James Blaikie and Margaret TurnbuU in Melrose, a.s.n. James 

Blaikie ; \v. Robert Hervie, Mr. Andrew Patersone. 
Wm. Mercer and Mary Dalgleish in Colmsliehill ; a.s.n. Andrew 

Mercer ; w. John Mercer, James Usher. 
Andrew Hownam and Anna Cochran in Darnick, a.s.n. George 

Hownam ; \v. James P^isher, John Smith. 
James Mein and Jennet Pursill in Newsteid, a.d.n. Jean Mein ; w. 

Andrw Mein, Robert Hislop. 
Andrew Mein and Elisabeth Richardson in Eildon, a.s.n. Thomas 

Mein ; w. James and Alexr. Meins. 
Thomas Thynne and Jean Montgomery in Whitlie, a.d.n. Jean 

Thynne ; w. William Turner, David Ballantine. 
Wm. Hoy and Isabell Hoy in Galtonside, a.s.n. William Hoy ; w. 

James Hoy, Alexr. Knox. 
Andrew Turnbull and Elisabeth Sclater in Bridgend, a.d.n. Margaret 

TurnbuU ; w. James Blaikie, Mr. Andrew Patersone. 
George Vair and Jennet Drummond in Danieltoun, a.s.n. George 

V'air ; w. Thomas Drummond, (George Loury. 
Walter Scott and Agnes Motifet in Galtonside, a.d.n. Agnes Scott ; 

w. John Bartoun, Robert Scott. 
Robert Patersone and Helen Muirhead in Hagburn, a.s.n. Robert 

Patersone ; w. Mr. Andrew Patersone, Robert Hislop. 
Thomas Bowstone and Isabell Mabon in Galtonside, a.d.n. Isabell 

Bowstone ; w. Robert Bowstone, John Mabon. 
Thomas Fairbairn of Broadwoodshiell and (irizell Karr, a.d.n. 

Grizell Fairbairn ; w. Thomas Laidlaw, John Wallace. 
James Hunter and Margaret Edgar in Melrose, a.d.n. Isabell 

Hunter; w. James Edgar, James Bowie. 
Wm. Fisher and Agnes Drummond in Galtonside, a.s.n. William 

Fisher ; w. George and James Friers. 
Wm. .Moffet and Isabell Moffet in Threepwood, a.d.n. Jennet Moffet ; 

w. Peter Moffet, John Moodie. 
Thomas Turner, a.s.n. Jezreel Turner, begotten in adultery with 

Alison Paterson ; w. Peter ?tIofifet, John Moodie. 
James Hoy and Isabell Wright in Galtonside, a.s.n. Hoy ; w. 

William Hoy, John Wright. 
Thomas Thomson and Margaret Thomson in fialtonside, a.s.n. 

Thomas Thomson ; w. Cieorge Pringie, Wm. Thomson. 
George Mein and Isabell Frier in Galtonside, a.s.n. Robert Mein ; 

\v. Wm. Mein, Robert Frier. 
John Mercer and Mary Mein in Newsteid, a.d.n. Mary Mercer ; w. 

w. James and William Meins. 
John Chisholme and Margaret Laing, a.d.n. Margaret Chisholme ; 

w. James and Joseph Laings. 



Melrose Record of Baptisms. 75 

1704. 

Oct. 10. John Moffet and Helen Lidderdale in Ouplaw, twins n. Adam and 

Robert Moffet ; w. Edward Lythgow and John Moodie. 
,, „ Edward Lythgow and Margaret Hall in Newhouses, a.d.n. Mary 

Lythgow ; \v. John Moodie, John Moffet. 
„ 15. Thomas Stenhouse and Helen Sibbald in Newtoun, a.s.n. Thomas 

Stenhouse ; w. Wm. Karr, Henry Gibson. 
„ 22. Thomas Gardner and Mary Scott in Melrose, a.s.n. James Gardner ; 

w. Robert Hislope, Thomas Scott. 
„ 29. Nicoll Milne and Christian Blaikie in Melrose, a.d.n. Christian Milne ; 

w. Thomas Gardner, Robert Hislop. 
„ ,, Walter Bryden and Margaret Mercer, a.d.n. Elizabeth Bryden, by 

fornication ; w. Thomas Gardner, Nicoll Milne. 
„ „ George Pringle and Ruth Clunie in Redpath, a.s.n. George Pringle ; 

w. James Pringle, Nicoll Milne. 
Nov. 1. Robert Bowstone and Jennet Russell in Galtonside, a.s.n. Robert 

Bowstone ; w. James Marre, Thomas Bowstone. 
„ 5. William Bell and Helen Haitlie in Galtonsyde, a.d.n. Agnes Bell ; w. 

James and Andrew Marres. 
„ 12. John Gill and Alison King in Newtoun, a.d.n. Jennet Gill; w. John 

Milne, Nicoll Cochran. 
„ 19. Nicoll Mercer and Mary Rennaldson in Bridgend, a.d.n. Jennet 

Mercer ; w. James Blaikie, David Speeding. 

„ 23. James Grieve and Jean Allan in Blainslie, Grieve ; w. . 

,, ,, James Hitoun and in Hawicksheill, Hitoun ; w. . 

„ 26. Ale.xr. Lyall and Margaret Bower in Melrose, a.d.n. Anne Lyall ; w. 

John Mabon, James Blaikie. 
„ „ William Gill and Margaret Turnbull in Danieltoun, a.s.n. Robert 

Gill ; w. James and Andro Patersones. 
Dec. 5. James Laidlaw and Agnes Pearson in Ladopmuire, Laidlaw ; 

w. . 

„ 10. John Bunzie and Marion Mein in Eildon, a.d.n. Isabell Bunzie ; w. 

James Hunter, John Sibbald. 
„ „ Nicoll Mercer and Margaret Drummond in Darnick, a.d.n. Isabell 

Mercer ; w. James Fisher, John Mercer. 
„ 31. Wm. Milne and Agnes Sclater in Eildon, a.d.n. Isabell Milne ; w. 

James Hunter, Robert Fairbairn. 

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Jan. 10. Wm. Nicolson, baillie, and Lilias Pringle, a.d.n. Elisabeth Nicolson ; 

w. Mr. John Graham, James Hunter, Mr. Andrew Patersone. 
„ 14. James Karr and Isabell Allan in Colmslie, Karr ; w. Robert 

Hislope, Andrew Martine. 
„ 18. James Turner and Jean Hunter in Hagbur-n, Turner; vv. 

Thomas Turner, John Hislop. 
„ „ John Hislop and Christian Cruickshanks in Colmslie, Hislop ; 

w. Thomas and James Turners. 
„ 21. George Pringle and Margaret Newton, Pringle ; w. Robert 

Hislop, Andrew Martine. 
Feb. 4. James Mein and Elizabeth Hitoun in Newtoun, a.s.n. Andrew Mein ; 

w. Nicoll Cochran, John Milne. 
Mar. II. James Dauson and Agnes Mein in Eildon, a.d.n. Alison Dauson ; vv. 

Alexr. Mein, John Sibbald. 
April 8. Wm. Chisholme and Isabell Usher in Darnick, a.d.n. Isabell Chis- 

holme ; w. James Blaikie, James Patersone. 
„ „ Robert Blaikie and Isabell Robertson in Darnick, a.d.n. Isabell 

Blaikie ; w. James Blaikie, Thomas Laidlaw, 
„ II. Thomas Litle and Margaret Darling m Blainslie, a.d.n. Grizell Litle ; 

w. Thomas Laidlaw, John Wallace. 
„ 15. John Mabon and Jennet Mabon in Melrose, a.d.n. Margaret Mabon ; 

vv. Robert Hervie, John Martine. 
„ „ Thomas Wight and Jennet Sword in Galtonside, a.s.n. William 

Wight ; w. James Marre, Alexr. Knox. 



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'705- 

April 22. John Diiiniinond and Jennet Dickson in Galtonside, a.d.n. Isabell 

Drumniond ; w. James Hunter, James Bowie. 
,, „ James Mattlieson and Jennet Haliwell in Galtonside, a.d.n. Margaret 

Mattheson ; \v. John Uinnand, John Frier. 
May 6. Thomas Ormiston and Jennet Pringle in Melrose, a.d.n. Anne 

Ormiston ; \v. David Cook, Alexr. Lyall. 
„ 9. Andrew Hog and Katherin Lees in Williamlaw, a.s.n. Robert Hog ; 

w. Thomas Laidlaw, John Wallace. 
„ „ Kirkhop and in Hlainslie, a.d.n. Kirkhop ; w. Thomas 

Laidlaw, John Wallace. 
„ „ John Darling and Isabell Lythgow in Blainslie, a.d.n. Darling ; 

w. John Wallace, Thomas Laidlaw. 
June 10. Robert Wadderston and Jennet Duncan in Housbyre, a.s.n. William 

Wadderston ; w. John I'rown, Thomas Black. 
„ 14. William Rennaldson and Agnes Mein in Xewsteid, a.d.n. Margaret 

Rennaldson ; w. Andrew Rennaldson, Wm. Mein. 
„ 24. William Bower and Margaret Mercer in Melrose, a.s.n. James Bower ; 

w. James Mercer, Wm. Brown. 
„ ,, George Drummond and Jennet M'Nair in Darnick, a.s.n. Walter 

Drummond ; w. Wm. Chisholme, Andrew Drumniond. 
July 8. James Mercer and Margaret Vair in Darnick, a.s.n. George Mercer ; 

w. George Mercer, Wm. Chisholme. 
., „ John Henderson and Christian Mein, a.s.n. Robert Henderson, by 

fornication ; w. James Marre, Robert Hislop. 
„ „ Robert Hervie and Helen Manderson in .Melrose, a.d.n. Isabell 

Hervie ; w. John Mabon, Robert .Scott. 
)) 15- Joh" Brown and Jennet Owens in Colmsliehill, a.d.n. Margaret 

Brown ; w. George Turner, Andrew Owens. 
Aug. 5. Robert Mein and Beatrice Hunter in Newsteid, a.d.n. Margaret 

Mein ; w. Robert Elliot, James Hunter. 
„ „ George Romainhouse and Alison Fogo in Blainslie, a.d.n. Agnes 

Romainhouse ; w. James Grieve, James Scott. 
„ „ Andrew Mein and Agnes Mein in Newsteid, a.d.n. Agnes Mein ; 

w. Robert ILliot, Wm. Mein. 
„ „ Wm. Mertoun, deceased, and Jennet Hislop, a.d.n. Isabell Mertoun, 

presented by John Wilson ; w. Robert and Andrew Meins. 
„ 7. Thomas Thynne and Jean Montgomery in Whitlie, a.s.n. George 

Thynne ; w. George Fraiter, Adam I'lallantine. 
„ 9. James Lythgow of Drygrainge and Elisabeth Lauder, a.s.n. James 

Lythgow ; w. Mr. James Daes of Coldenknows, John Brown of 

I'ark, James Ellies of Huntliwood and Andrew Lythgow. 
,, 26. James Bowie and Marion Bell in Melrose, a.s.n. John Bowie ; w. 

James Hunter, Alexr. Bell. 
Sept. 2. John Milne and Isabell Milne in Newtoun, a.s.n. NicoU Milne ; w. 

John Milne, Nicoll Cochrane. 
„ 9. Henry Cochrane and Jennet Riddell in Newtoun, Cochrane ; 

w. John Riddell, John Milne. 
„ 23. George Frier and Elisabeth Tweedie in Galtonside, a.s.n. Alexander 

P'rier ; w. John Frier, James Clerk. 
„ „ James Rennaldson and Isabell Leidhouse in Darnick, a.d.n. Isabell 

Rennaldson ; w. John Mercer, \\'m. Rennaldson. 
„ „ James Kyll and Isabell Sword in Westhouses boathouse, a.s.n. John 

Kyll ; w. John and James Fiddess. 
„ 28. Adam Ballantine and Katharin Pringle, a.s.n. (ieorge Ballantine ; 

w. David Ballantine, Wm. Firsyth. 
Oct. 14. William Darling and Alison Lees in Colmslie, a.d.n. Jennet Darling ; 

w. James Laidlaw, James Law. 
„ „ James Carribbcs and Crosbie in Sorrowlessfield. a.s.n. John 

Carribbes ; w. James Laidlaw, Wm. Darling. 
„ 24. Richard Sclater and Alison Dauson in Blainslie, a.s.n. Sclater ; 

w. Thomas Laidlaw, John Wallace. 



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Melrose Record of Baptisms. 77 

1705. 

Oct. 24. Andrew Mein and Jennet Gray in Blainslie, Main ; \v. Thomas 

Laidlaw, John Wallace. 
„ 28. Robert Philip and Margaret Sclater in (Jaltonside, a.s.n. Thomas 

Philip ; w. Robert and John Bowstones. 
„ „ William Darling and Margaret Mattheson in Westhouses, a.s.n.. 

Thomas Darling ; w. Thomas Mattheson, elder and younger. 
„ „ James F'isher and Isabell Moss in Darnick, a.s.n. James Fisher ; w. 

James Usher, John Mercer. 
Nov. 4. John Grierson and Jean Ramsey in Darnick, a.d.n. Katharin 

Grierson ; \v. John Mercer, James Usher. 
Dec. 2. John Mercer and Helen Sibbald in Darnick, a.s.n. William Mercer ; 

w. John Sibbald, Charles Mercer. 
„ ,, Robert Prmgle and Jennet Mein in Newsteid, a.s.n. Robert Pringle ; 

w. John Sibbald, Charles Mercer. 
„ 9. William Mein and Margaret Mein in Eildon, a.s.n. Andrew Mein ; w. 

Richard Mein, John Bunzie. 
Wm. Milne and Isabell Riddell in Newsteid, a.s.n. Robert Milne ; w. 

John and Andrew Riddells. 
„ 16. Robert Bowstone and Jennet Russell in Galtonside, a.d.n. Mary 

Bowstone ; w. James Marre, Wm. Hoy, presented by Thomas 

Bowstone in the father's absence. 
„ 23. Andrew Drummond and Mary Brown in Darnick, a.s.n. Andrew 

Drunimond ; w. John Mercer, James Usher. 
„ 30. Andrew Mercer and Margaret Hervie in Westerlanglie, a.s.n. Thomas 

Mercer ; w. James Hunter, John Mercer. 
1706. 
Jan. 13. John Moodie and Isabell Mercer in Darnick, a.d.n. Jennet Moodie ; 

w. Wm. Chisholme, John Usher. 
„ „ Robert Bunzie and Isabell Bowie in Melrose, a.d.n. Margaret Bunzie ; 

w. James Hunter, Robert Hislop. 
„ „ Robert Fairbairn and Alison Sclater in Eildon, a.s.n. John Fairbairn ; 

w. John Sibbald, Robert Hislop. 
„ ,, George Grahamslie and Jennet Allie in Melrose, a.d.n. Elizabeth 

Grahamslie ; w. James Hunter, James Blaikie. 
Robert Bunzie and Marion Hopkirk in Newsteid, a.s.n. William 

Bunzie ; w. Wm. Hopkirk, Robert Hislop. 
Thomas Laidlaw and Euphani Matthie in Longshaw Milne, a.s.n. 

Andrew Laidlaw ; w. John Turner, Wm. Darling. 
George Loury and Margaret Gill in Danieltoun, a.s.n. Robert Loury ; 

w. James and Andrew Patersones. 
David Henderson and Christian Milne in Melrose, a.d.n. Jennet 

Henderson, presented by Thomas Gill in the father's absence ; vv. 

John Maban, Robert Wallace. 
„ „ Thomas Learmont and Marion Wilson in Langhaugh, a.s.n. Robert 

Learmont ; w. Robert Wilson, Robert Hislop. 
„ „ James Wight and Agnes Hardie in Drygrainge, a.d.n. Elisabeth 

Wight ; w. James Atchison, Robert Wadderstone. 
„ 12. John Haitlie and Jennet Watson in Mosshouses, a.s.n. William 

Haitlie ; \v. Thomas Hardie, Adam Shiell. 
Mar. 10. James Blaikie and Agnes Hitoun in Danieltoun, a.s.n. John Blaikie ; 

w. James and Andrew Patersones. 
„ 12. John Wallace and Elspeth Marjoribanks in Blainslie, a.s.n. John 

Wallace ; w. Thomas Laidlaw, Edward Darling. 
„ 17. Cornelius Mein and Isabell Mein in Eildon, a.d.n. Alison Mein ; w. 

Wm. and Richard Meins. 
,, 24. Thomas Vint and Elisabeth Fairage, a.s.n. Alexander \'int ; w. James 

Hunter, Wm. Mein. 
„ „ Wm. Hoy and Isabell Hoy in Galtonside, a.d.n. Isabell Hoy ; w. 

James Marre, Robert Bowstone. 
Henry Gibson and Isabell F'isher in Melrose, a.d.n. Isabell Fisher ; 

w. John Mabon, John Loury. 



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1706. 

Mar. 25. Thomas Stenhoiise and Helen Sibbalil in Newtoun, a.s.n. John Sten-- 

house ; w. Jolin Milne, NicoU Cochran. 
• „ 28. John Moodie and Elisabeth Moffat in Threepwood, two daughters n. 

Jennet and Isabell Moodies : \v. Robert and .Andrew Moffets. 
April 4. William Nicolson, law i)aillie, and Lilias Fringle in Melrose, a.s.n. 

Francis Fringle ; w. (ieorge Keith, present baillie, James Wilkieson. 
„ 7. Wm. Bell and Helen Haitlie in (]altonside, a.d.n. Helen IJell ; w. 

Janies Marre, James Blaikie. 
„ ., John Hunzie and Isabell Atchison in Melrose, a.d.n. Jennet Bunzie ; 

w. Mr. Andrew Fatersone, John Martine. 
„ 9. James Stirling and Margaret Sommervaill in Blainslie, a.s.n. George 

Stirling ; w. John and William Stirlings. 
,, „ James Corser and , a.d.n. Corser ; w. John Wallace, Thomas 

Laidlaw. 
„ 28. Thomas Leithan and Isabell Tait in Galtonside, a.d.n. Isabell Leithan ; 

w. Robert Martine, Janies Leithan. 
May 5. James Stodhart and Isabell Moss in Darnick, a.s.n. George -Stodhart ; 

w. Wm. Moss, Robert Scott. 
„ „ Robert Scott and Elisabeth Fatersone in Danieltoun, a.s.n. Robert 

Scott ; w. James and Andrew Fatersones. 
,, ,, Andrew Tinnbull and Elisabeth Sclater in Bridgend, a.s.n. Robert 

TurnbuU ; w. James Blaikie, Mr. Andrew Fatersone. 
June 2. George Turner and Marion Fringle in Colmesliehill, a.d.n. Margaret 

Turner ; w. Thomas Turner, Robert Moffet. 
„ 13. Thomas Laidlaw and Helen Darling in Blainslie, a.d.n. Isabell 

Laidlaw ; John Wallace, James Darling. 
„ " 30. Richard Fraiter and Isabell Mercer in Darnick, a.s.n. Andrew 

Fraiter ; w. .Andrew Mercer, John Martine. 
„ 16. William Wilson and Rachell Mitchell in .Melrose, a.s.n. Robert 
Wilson ; w. James Hunter, John Martine. 
July 14. John Milne and Helen Glendinning in Eildon, a.s.n. John Milne ; w. 

James Hunter, Wm. Milne. 
„ „ Wm. Brown and .Alison Young in Melrose, a.s.n. William Brown ; w. 

James Blaikie, John Mabon 
.,v»''i6. John Gibson and Elspeth Fhilip in Melrose, a.s.n. Michael Gibson, 

presented by Henry Gibson in the father's absence ; w. John 

Mabon, Robert Hervie. 
., 28. Wm. Turner and Jennet Wright in Galtonside, a.s.n. William Turner ; 

w. Janies Marr, Wm. Hoy. 
Aug. 4. William (lill and Margaret Turnbull in Danieltoun, a.s.n. William 

Gill ; w. Janies and Andrew Fatersones. 
„ „ Andrew Mein and Elisabeth Richardson in Eildon, a.d.n. Elisabeth 

Mein ; w Alexr. Mein, Wm. Milne. 
„ II. Thomas Bowstone and Isabell .\Labon in Galtonside, a.s.n. Robert 

liowstone ; w. James and Andrew Bowstone. 
,, ^, John Hownam and Isabell Fatersone in Bridgend, a.s.n. George 

Hownam ; w.' Andrew Turnbull, Xiroll .Mercer. 
,, 12. Janies Mein and Margaret Cairncroce in Xeutoun, a.s.n. Willian) 

Mein ; w. Nicoll Cochran, John Riddell. 
„ 18. James Mein and Jennet Coat in Newsteid, a.d.n. Agnes Mein ; w. 

John and Wm. .Meins. 
Sept. I. James Wallace and Anne Waugh in Melrose, a.d.n. Margaret Wallace ; 

w. .Andrew Fatersone, Wm. (iill. 
• „ 29. John Chisholme and Margaret Laing in Newsteid, a.s.n. John 

Chisholme ; w. Robert Eliot, Wm. Mein. 
Oct. 2. John .Steill and Isabell Thomsone in Blainslie, a.d.n. Jean Steill ; w. 

John Wallace, Thomas Laidlaw. 
„ 13. Robert .Simontoun and Marion Wilson in Drygrainge, a.s.n. John 

Simontoun : w. Adam and David Ballantines. 
„ ,, Robert Wallace and Jennet Milne in Melrose, a.s.n. Thomas Wallace ; 

w. John Mabon, James Wallace. 



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Nov. 3. Robert Hervie and Helen Manderson in Melrose, a.s.n. John Hervie ; 

w. James Blaikie, John Mabon. 
Dec. I. John Bowstone and Isabell Mein in Galtonside, a.s.n. Robert 
Bowstone ; w. Robert Bowstone, Robert Philip. 
„ „ Thomas Gill and Isabell Ellies in Melrose, a.s.n. George Gill ; \v. 

James Ellies, Wm. Rennaldson. 
„ 8. Nicoll Milne and Christian Blaikie in Melrose, a.s.n. Jam.es Milne ; w 

James Blaikie, John Moodie. 
„ 22. George Frier and Elisabeth Tweedie in Galtonsyde, a.d.n. Mary 

Frier ; \v. John Frier, Wm. P^isher. 
„ 23. James Fisher of Bearfaulds and Margaret Karre, a.d.n. Marion 

Fisher; w. Robert Fisher of Easterlanglie, John Mercer. 
1707. 

Jan. 15. Adam Balantine and Katharin Pringle in Drygrainge, a.d.n. 

Ballantine ; w. Alexr. Fisher, James Marre. 
„ 15. John Thurbrand and Elisabeth Forsyth in Langshavv Milne, a.d.n. 

Thurbrand ; w. Alexr. Fisher, James Marre. 

„ 19. Nicoll Mercer and Mary Rennaldson in Bridgend, a.s.n. William 

Mercer ; \v. Andrew Alercer, Andfew Drumniond. 
„ 26. Thomas Foster and Elisabeth Hope in Melrose, a.d.n. Elisabeth 

Foster ; w. Robert Hunter, John Martine. 
„ „ John Martine and Elisabeth Wood in Melrose, a.d.n. Helen Martine ; 
w. Andrew Martine, elder and younger. 
Feb. 2. Robert Bunzie and Alison Bowston in Newsteid, a.s.n. John Bunzie 
and a.d.n. Jennet Bunzie ; w. James Mercer, Robert Bunzie. 
„ 4. Andrew Haliday and Jennet Bain, a.s.n. Thomas Haliday ; w. James 

Dickson, Thomas Laidlaw. 
„ 17. James Lythgow of Drygrainge and Elisabeth Lauder, a.s.n. John 
Lythgow ; w. James Ellies of Huntliwood, James Lythgow, Mr. 
Andrew Mein, Mr. Andrew Tait. 
„ 23. Thomas Steill and Margaret Eliot in Melrose, a.s.n. William Steill ; 

w. William Steill, John Martine. 
„ „ Wm. Martine and Isabell Marre in Galtonside, a.d.n. Isabell Martine ; 
w. James Marr, Robert Martine. 
Mar. 2. Thomas Bowstone and Helen Cairncroce in Galtonside, a s.n. 
Thomas Bowstone ; w. John Bartoun, Thomas P'rier. 
„ „ James Hunter and Margaret Edgar in Melrose, a.s.n. Thomas 

Hunter ; w. James Lythgow, James Bowie. 
„ 9. John Hoy and Isabell Bartoun in Galtonside, a.s.n. John Hoy ; w. 

John and William Hoys there. 
„ „ James Mein and Jennet Pursill in Newsteid, a.s.n. Mark Mein ; w. 

John Mein, Mark Pursill. 
„ 16. Thomas Wight and Jennet Sword in Galtonsyde, a.s.n. John Wight ; 

W.James Marre, John Martine. 
„ „ William Dickson and Margaret Kyll in Darnick, a.s.n. Thomas 

Dickson ; w. John Mercer, James Usher. 
„ „ James Thynne and Marion Hunter in Sorrowlessfield, a.s.n. Philip 

Thynne ; w. John and William Thynnes. 
„ 23. Walter Scott and Agnes Moffet in Galtonside, a.s.n. Walter Scott ; 

w. Thomas Martine, Robert Scott. 
„ 30. Henry Gibsone and Isabell Fisher in Melrose, a.d.n. Margaret 
Gibson ; w. John Mabon, James Hunter. 
April 2. James Mein and Elisabeth Hitoun, a.s.n. John Mein ; w. Nicoll 
Cochrane, Thomas Milne. 
„ „ Thomas Milne and Jennet Milne in Newtoun, a.s.n. Thomas Milne ; 

w. Nicoll Cochran, James Mein. 
„ 6. Thomas Usher and Jennet Murray in Melrose, a.s.n. James Usher ; 

w. John Usher, James Murray. 
„ „ William Rennaldson and Agnes Mein, a.d.n. Agnes Rennaldson : w, 
Kobert and Wm. Meins, C 



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April 20. Thomas Thomson and Margaret Thomson m Galtonside, a.s.n. 

Wilham Thomson ; w. James Marre, John Martine. 
„ 27. Wm. Atchison and Margaret Notman in Appletreeleaves, a.s.n. 

James Atchison ; \v. James Atchison, John Martine. 
„ 30. James Turner and Jean Hunter in Langshaw, a.d.n. Ehsabeth 'Turner ; 

\v. James 'Tliynne, Robert Moffet. 
May 4. Wm. Chishohne and Isabell Ushar in Uarnick, a.s.n. John 

Chishohne ; w. James Usher, Hugh Bowstone. 
„ 4. Hugh IJowstone and Sarali Renwick in Darnick, a.d.n. Sarah 

Howslone ; w. Wm. Chishohne, Roljert Marre. 
II. James Young and Isabell Bartoun in (ialtonside, a.d.n. Elizabeth 

Young ; w. John and Thomas Bartouns. 
„ „ John Sibbald and Beatrice Rutherfoord in Eildon, two daughters n. 

Isabell and Beatrice ; w. Wm. Sibbald, Thomas Stenhouse, 

Andrew and Mr. Andrew Patersones. 
„ „ David Speeding and Elizabeth Govan in Easterlanglie, a.s.n. Robert 

Speeding ; w. Robert Fisher thereof and James Napier. 
18. James Scott and Agnes Blaikiein Blainslie, a.s.n. Alexander Scott ; w. 

Thomas Laidlaw, George Romainhouse. 
,, George Vair and Jennet Drummond in Danieltoun, a.s.n. Alexander 

\^air ; w. Thomas Drunnnond, George Loury. 
25. Thomas Stenhouse and Helen Sibbald in Newtoun, a.d.n. Christian 

Stenhouse ; w. Wm. Cook, Wm. Sibbald. 
„ Wm. Milne and Isobel Riddell in Newsteid, a.s.n. Robert Milne ; w. 

Thomas Stenhouse, Nicoll Milne. 
27. Alexr. Fisher of Claikmae and Mary Simson, a.d.n. Margaret Fisher; 

w. Robert Mofifet, Edward Darling. 
June 8. Alexr. Lyall and Margaret Bower in Melrose, a.s.n. John Lyall ; 

w. Thomas Gardner, John Martine. 
„ „ Thomas Gardner and Mary Scott in Melrose, a.d.n. Jean Gardner ; 

w. Alexr. Lyall, John Martine. 
„ 15. James Mercer and Margaret Vair in Dainick, a.s.n. Andrew Mercer; 

w. John Mercer, James Usher. 
,, John Milne and Isabell Milne in Newtoun, a.d.n. Alison Milne ; w. 

John Milne, Nicoll Cochran. 
„ 22. James Jameson and Christian Hope in Welmeadow, a.s.n. John 

Jameson ; w. John Mercer, John Martine. 
„ „ John Gill and Alison King in Newtoun, a.d.n. Jennet Gill ; w. Nicoll 

Cochran, Thomas Gill. 
,, „ Andrew Scott and Margaret Chishohne in Langshaw, a.s.n. James 

Scott ; w. Nicoll Cochran, Thomas Gill. 
July 1. Robert Main and Jean Weir in Newsteid, a.s.n. John Mein ; w. Nicoll 

Cochran, Wm. Mein. 
„ 10. Alexr. Peter and Jennet M'.Main in Blainslie, a.s.n. John Peter ; 

w. Thomas Laidlaw, John Wallace. 
„ „ Richard Sclatterand Alison Dauson in Blainslie, a.s.n. John Sclater ; 

w. Thomas Laidlaw, John Wallace. 
„ „ John Thynne and Agnes Milne in Blainslie, a.d.n. Katharin Thynne ; 

w. Thomas Laidlaw, John Wallace. 
„ 13. Adam Davidson and Christian Forsan in Melrose, a.s.n. Adam L)a\ id- 
son ; w. John Mabon, John Martine. 
„ 20. John Drunnnond and Jennet Dickson in Galtonside, a.d.n. Margaret 

Drunnnond ; w. Robert Bowstone, Wm. Dickson. 
„ 21. James Ellies and Isabell Usher in Melrose, a.s.n. George Ellies ; w. 

Wm. Ellies, James Martine. 
„ 24. Wm. Milne and Agnes Sclater in Eildon, a.d.n. Marion ; w. Alexr. 

Mein, James Hunter. 
Aug. 10 John Mercer and Helen Sibbald in Darnick, a.s.n. John Mercer ; w. 

John Sibbald, James Usher. 
„ 31. Andrew M'Fadzean and Elizabeth Marline in Melrose, a.d.n. Christian 

.\PFadzean ; w, Antlrew and John .Maitinc-s. 



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1707. 

Aug. 31. Robert Bunzie and Isabell Bowie in Melrose, a.d.n. Jean Bunzie ; w. 

James Bowie, John Martine. 
Sept. 14. Robert Mein and Beatrice Hunter in Newsteid, a.s.n. Robert Mein ; 
w. Robert Elliot, James Thynne. 
„ „ John Sheill and Isabell Purvis in Melrose, a.s.n. John Sheill ; w. 

George Sheill, Mungo Purvis. 
„ 16. Thomas Thynne and Jean Montgomery in Whitlie, a.d.n. Margaret 

Thynne ; w. Georg Hog, John Martine. 
„ 21. George Pringle and Margaret Newton, a.d.n. Margaret Pringle ; w. 

James Pringle, James Marre. 
„ 28. James Carribbes and Isabell Crosbie in Sorrowlessfield, a.d.n. 

Elisabeth' Carribbes ; w. James Crosbie, James Thynne. 
Oct. 7. James Grieve and Jean Allan in Blainslie, a.s.n. George Grieve ; w. 

Hugh Allan, John Wallace. 
„ „ Richard Robson and Elizabeth Pringle in Blainslie, a.s.n. John 

Robson ; w. Hugh Allan, John Wallace. 
„ „ Andrew Darling and Helen Lythgow in Threepwood, a.d.n. Marion 

Darling ; w. John Wallace, Hugh Allan. 
„ ,, James Karr and Isabell Allan in Colmeslie, a.s.n. Hugh Karr ; w. 

Hugh Allan, John Wallace. 
,, „ John Sclater and Isabell l.itle, a.d.n. Marion Sclater ; w. Hugh 

Allan, John Wallace. 
Nov. 2. John Karr and Anna M'Fadzean in Westhouses, a.s.n. John Karr ; w. 

Wm. Sandilands, Alexr. M'Fadzean. 
„ „ Alexr. Mein and Jennet Milne in Eildon, a.d.n. Isabell Mein ; w. 

John Sibbald, Wm. Milne 
„ „ George Loury and Margaret Gill in Danieltoun, a.s.n. George Loury ; 

w. Robert Loury, Wm. Gill. 
„ 9. William Mein and Isabell Wright in (ialtonside, a.s.n. Robert Mein ; 

w. George Mein, John Martine. 
„ „ Robert Bunzie and Marion Hopkirk in Melrose, a.d.n. Isabel 

Bunzie ; w. Wm. Hopkirk, elder and younger. 
„ 10. John Brown and Jennet Owens in Colmesliehill, a.d.n. Margaret 

Brown ; w. Robert Moffet, John Martine. 
„ 23. Wm. Gill and Margaret Turnbull in Danieltoun, a.s.n. William Gill ; 

w. James and Andrew Patersone. 
„ „ Robert Philip and Margaret Sclater in Galtonside, a.d.n. Isabell 

Philip ; w. John Gibson, John Bowstone. 
Dec. 7. James Wallace and .A.nne Waugh in Melrose, a.d.n. Helen Wallace ; 

\v. Andrew Patersone, Wm. Cook. 
„ 14. Robert Pringle and Jennet Mein in Newsteid, a.s.n. James Pringle; 

\\ . James Pringle, Andrew Mein. 
,, 17. James Stirling and Margaret Sommervail in Blainslie, a.s.n. James 

Stirling ; w. Edward Darling, James Pringle. 
,, „ Robert Pride and in Whitlie, a.s.n. James Pride ; w. Edward 

Darling, James Pringle. 
,, „ Alexander Thomson in Blainslie, and Margaret Hall, a.d.n. Marion 

Thomson ; w. Edward Darling, James Pringle. 
,, 21. James Stodhart and Isabell Moss in Darnick, a.s.n. William Stodhart ; 

w. John Mercer, Wm. Dickson. 
„ „ George Mein and Isabell Frier in Galtonside, a.d.n. Margaret Mein ; 

w. Robert Frier, Wm. Mein. 
„ „ Robert Wallace, deceased, and Jennet Milne in Melrose, a.s.n. 

Robert Wallace, presented by Thomas Gill ; w. John Mabon, 

John Martine. 
„ 28. John Mabon and Jennet Mabon in Melrose, a.s.n. Adam Mabon ; w. 

James Blackie, John Martine. 
1708. 
Jan. II. (jcorge Mercer and Jennet Waters in Danieltoun, a.d.n. Isabell 

Mercer ; w. Robert Scott, John Martine. 

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James lilaikie and Marjjaret TurnbiiU in Melrose, a.s.n. William 
Blaikie ; \v. Andrew TurnbiiU, Mr. Andrew I'atersone. 

\Vm. Brown and Jean in Mosshouses, a.s.n. Thomas Brown ; w. 

Mr. Rot. Marre, John Frier. 
John Lauder and Elisabeth Henderson in Kedzlidoors, a.d.n. Eliza- 
beth Lauder ; w. Mr. Robert Marre, John Frier. 
Robert Wadderstone and Jennet Duncan in Housbyre, a.s n. 

Patrick Wadderstone ; w. Mr. Robert Marre, John Frier. 
Thomas Martine and Jennet Runchinian in Galtonside, a.d.n. Isabeil 

Martine ; w. John Sommervaill, Wm. Martine. 
\Vm. Bell and Helen Haitlie in Galtonside, a,d.n. Isabeil Bell ; \v. 

Robert Bowstone, Wm. Hoy. 
Thomas Hervie and Margaret Scott in Westhouses, a.s.n. William 

Hervie ; w. Robert Hervie, Andrew Mercei. 
Thomas Bowstone and Elisabeth Kutherfoord in Galtonside, a.s.n. 

Thomas Bowstone ; w. Mr. Robert Marre, John Frier. 
Henry Gibsone and Isabel! Fisher in Melrose, a.d.n. Isabeil Gibson ; 

\v. John Mabon, John Gibson. 
Robert Wight and Agnes Martine in Darnick, a.s.n. William Wight ; 

\v. James Blaikie, John Martine. 
NicoU Mercer and Mary Rennaldson in Bridgend, a.s.n. \iroll 

Mercer ; \v. James Rennaldson, Andrew Mercer. 
George Grahamslie and Jennet Alley in Melrose, a.s.n. Ale.xander 

Grahamslie ; \v. Andrew Bryden, Nicoll Mercer. 
Andrew Bryden and Jennet Brown in Easterlanglie, a.d.n. Margaret 
Bryden ; \v. Robert Fisher thereof, James Bowie. 

John Pearson and Crosbie in Allanshaws, Pearson ; w. 

Andrew Wood, John Moft'et. 
John Pratsell and Elspeth Christie in Bentmill, a.s.n. John Pratsell ; 
w. John Darling, Andrew Simontoun. 
9. Cornelius Mein and Isabel Mein in Eildo;i. a.s.n. Richard Mein ; w. 

Richard Mein, William Mein. 
„ John Riddell and Jennet Pursell in Melrose, a.d.n. Barbara Riddell ; 

w. James Hunter, John Martine. 
„ Robert Simontoun and Marion Wilson in Drvgraingc, a.d.n. 

Katharin Simontoun ; w. John Riddell, John Martine. 
„ James Bowie and Marion Bell in Melrose, a.s.n. James Bowie ; w. 

Alexr. Bell, Robert Bunzie. 
,, Andrew Turnbull and Elisabeth Sclater in Brigend, a.d.n. Elisabeth 

Turnbull ; w. James Blaikie, John Martine. 
13. John Moodie and Elisabeth Moffet in Melrose, a.d.n. Grizell Moodie ; 

w. Robert Bunzie, Wm. Williamson. 
4. James Mein and Margaret Cairncroce in Newtoun, a.d.n. Elisabeth 

Mein ; w. Robert Mein, John Martine. 
,, Bernard Ellies and Isabeil Tait in Newsteid, a.s.n. John Ellies ; w. 
John and William Mains. 

„ Andrew Mein and Marion Fairgrieve in Galtonside, Mein ; w. 

James Marre, elder and younger. 

6. George Brown and Laing in Blainslie, a.d.n. .Anne Brown ; w. 

John Wallace, Thomas Laidlaw. 
II. I liomas Darling and Isabeil Xotman in Buckholme, a.d.n. Margaret 

Darling ; w. George and Edward Darlings. 
„ James Watson and Margaret Bunzie in Newsteid, a.d.n. Helen 

Watson ; w. Wm. Mein, .Andrew Bunzie. 
„ John Blaikie in HaglDurn and Marion Lythgow, a.s.n. John Blaikje ; 

w. George Hog, Robert Moffat. 
„ Andrew Wood and Margaret Pringle in .Allanshaws, a.s.n. David 

Wood ; w. George Hog, Robert Moffet. 
25. James Rennaldson and Isabeil Lcidhouse in Darnick, a.d.n. .Mary 
Hennaldson ; w. John Mercer, John Martine. 



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Aug. I. John Hoy and Isabell Bartoun in Galtonside, a.d.n. Isabell Hoy ; 

w. John and Wm. Hoys. 
„ 8. John Giierson and Jean Ramsey in Darnick, a.s.n. Joiin Giierson ; 

\v. Wm. Grierson, John Martine. 
„ „ Robert Alein and Jean Weir in Newsteid, a.d.n. Margaret Mein ; \v. 

John and Wm. Aleins. 
,, 22. James Waugh and Jennet Mein in Eildon, a.d.n. Margaret Waugh ; 

w. Andrew Moss, John Sibbald. 
Sept. 12. Robert Hervie and Helen Manderson in Mehose, a.d.n. Agnes 

Hervie ; \v. Robert Scott, John Mabon 
„ 19. Henry Cochran and Jennet Riddell in Newtoun, a.s.n. Nicoll 

Cochran ; \v. John and Andrew Riddell. 
„ 28. James Darling and Helen Pringie in Blainslie, Darling ; 

\v. . 

Alexr. Horsburgh and Jennet Lauder in Threepwood, 



Oct. 10. Alexr. Pringie and Marion Pringie in Langshaw, a.d.n. Jennet 

Pringie ; w. James Turner, John Hardie. 
„ ,, David Speeding and Elisabeth Gavan in Easteilanghlie, a.s.n. David 

Speeding ; w. Robert Fisher thereof, Andrew Bryden. 
„ 17. Wm. Wilson and Rachell Mitchell in Melrose, a.s.n. Andrew Wilson ; 

w. Andrew Douglas, bailie, Robert Wilson. 
„ 24. John Martine and Elisabeth Wood in Melrose, a.d.n. Marion 

Martine ; w. Andrew Martine, John Mabon. 
„ „ James Sandilands and in Bentmill, Sandilands ; w. Andrew 

and John Martines. 
Nov. 7. James Kin and Marion Pringie in Galtonside, Kin ; w. James 

and Mr. Robert Marres. 
„ 14. Thomas Leithan and Isabell Tait in (ialtonside, a.d.n. Isabell 

Leithan ; w. James Leithan, Robert Martine. 
,, 21. Andrew Karr and Elisabeth Loury, Karr ; w. John Martine, 

Wm. Aitchison. 
„ 28. Andrew Moss and Margaret Waugh in Darnick, a.s.n. Andrew Moss ; 

w. James Rennaldson, John Mercer. 
,, ,, Thomas Thomsone and Margaret Thomsone in Galtonside, a.s.n. 

William Thomsone ; w. Wm. Thomsone, Wm. Hoy. 
Dec. 5. Wm. Hoy and Isabell Hoy in Galtonside, a.s.n. William Hoy ; w. 

James and Mr. Robert Marres. 
„ 26. John Scott and Jean Robison in Westhouses, a.d.n. Margaret Scott ; 

W.Thomas Mattheson, Wm. Darling. 
„ „ George Mercer and Jean Marre in Darnick, a.d.n. Margaret Mercer ; 

w. John and Charles Mercers. 

Jan. 16. James Laing and Christian Mein in Melrose, a.s.n. William Laing ; 

w. Richard .Sclater, John Chisholme. 
Feb. 6. Andrew Mein and Elisabeth Richardson in Eildon, a.d.n. Margaret 

Mein ; w. Alexr. Alein, John Sibbald. 
,, 8. Alexr. Fisher of Claikmae and Mary Simson, a.s.n. Alexander Fisher ; 

w. James Thynne, James Crosbie. 
„ 13. Wm. Martine and Isabell Marre in Galtonside, a.s.n. David Martine ; 

w. Robert Martine, James Tait. 
„ „ James Jamisone and Christian Hope in Melrose, a.s.n. John Jamisone ; 

w. George Loury, John Martine. 
„ 15. John Thynne and Agnes Milne in Blainslie, a.s.n. John Thynne ; w. 

John Wallace, Edvvard Darling. 
,, „ James Scott and Agnes Blaikie in Blainslie, a.d.n. Agnes Scott ; w. 

John Wallace, Edward Darling. 
„ „ George Hog and Jennet Tait in Hagburn, a.s.n. William Hog ; w. 

John Wallace, Edward Darling. 
„ 27. Thomas Stenhouse and Helen Sibbald in Newtoun, a.s.n. John 

Stenhouse ; w. Nicoll Milne, John Riddell, 



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Feb. 27. Thomas P'oster and Elisabeth Hope in Melrose, a.s.n. Arrhbakl 

Foster ; w. James Jamison, Robert Hunter. 
„ „ John Hownain and Isabel! I'alerson in Bridgend, a.d.n. Jeiniet 

Hownam ; w. Andrew Turnbull, John Marline. 
„ „ Thomas Usher and Jennet Murray in Melrose, a.d.n. Jennet Usher ; 

\v. James Murray, Jolin Martine. 
Mar. 20. Thomas Bowstone and Isabell Mabon in Galtonside, a.s.n. Robert 

Bowstone ; w. James Marre, John Mabon. 
„ „ James Fisher and Isabell Moss in Darnick, a.d.n. Margaret Fisher ; 

\v. Michael Fisher, James .Mercer. 
„ ,, \Vm. Fisher and -Agnes Drumniond in Galtonside, a.d.n. Isabell 

Fisher ; w. James Marre, Thomas l^owstone. 
,, 23. Thomas Laidlaw and Helen Darling in Blainslie, a.s.n. John 

Laidlaw, baptized at Ligertwood ; \v. Edward and John 

Darlings. 
„ 27. Robert Scott and Elisabeth Patersone in Danieltoun, a.d.n. Jean 

Scott ; w. Robert Hervie, Mr. Andrew Patersone. 
April 3. Thomas Milne and Jennet Milne in Newtoun, a.s.n. Thomas Milne ; 

w. John Riddell, Nicoll Milne. 
„ „ James Mein and Agnes Milne in Xewsteid, a.s.n. John .Mein ; w. 

James Laing, John Martine. 
„ „ George Penman and Agnes Sandilands in Melrose, a.d.n. Elisabeth 

Penman ; w. James and Robert Penmans. 
„ 4. Andrew Douglas, baillie, and Jean More in Melrose, a.d.n. Helen 

Douglas ; w. James Hunter, Robert liunzie and Mr. Andrew 

Patersone. 
„ 5. Wm. Mercer and Mary Dalgleish in Colmesliehill, a.s.n. Walter 

Mercer ; w. John and Robert Moffets. 
„ „ James Karr and Agnes Allan in Colmeslie, a.d.n. Agnes Karr ; w. 

John and Robert Moffets. 
„ ,, George Turner, deceased, and Marion Piin(_;le in Colmsliehill, a.s.n. 

George Turner ; w. John and Robert Moffets. 
„ Alexr. and Elisabeth Ramsey in Longhaugh, a.d.n. Elisabeth 



; w. John and Robert Moffets. 



„ 24. 



Robert Hilson and Agnes Bower in Melrose, a.s.n. John Hilson : w. 
James Blaikie, John Mabon. 
,, „ Ale.xr. Lyall and Margaret Bower in Melrose, a.d.n. Mary Lyall ; w. 
James Hunter, James Blaikie. 
May 8. James Thynne and Marion Hunter in Sorrowlessfield, a.s.n. Thomas 
Thynne ; w. Robert Purvis, Wm. Thynne. 
„ 27. Nicoll Milne and Elisabeth Vair in Newtoun, a.d.n. Isabell Milne; w. 

William Dickson, Wm. Rennaldson. 
„ ,, Wm. Dickson and Margaret Kyll in Darnick, a.d.n. Jennet Dickson ; 

vv. Nicoll Milne, Wn>. Rennaldson. 
,, „ Wm. Rennaldson and Agnes Mein in Newsteid, a.d.n. Jennet 
Rennaldson ; w. Nicoll Milne, Wm. Dickson. 
June 12. James Turner and Jean Hunter in Langshaw, a.s.n. Thomas Turner ; 
w. Wm. Turner, John Martine. 
Wm. Turner and Jennet Wright in Galtonside, a.s.n. James Turner ; 
w. James Turner, John Martine. 

John Thurbrand and Elisabeth Forsyth in Langshaw, 

Thurbrand ; w. John and (ieorge Martines. 



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Robert Philip and Margaret Sclater in (ialtonside, a.s.n. Robert 

T'hiJip ; w. James Hoy, John Bowstone. 
Wm. .Milne and Isabell Riddell in Xewsteid, a.d.n. Jennet Milne ; w. 

Nicoll Milne, John Mein. 
Andrew Haliday and Jennet Bain, a.d.n. Haliday ; w. Andrew 

and John Martines. 
Aug. 19. James Fisher of Bearfaulds and Margaret Karr, a.d.n. Jean Fisher : 

w. Nicoll Milne, John .Martine. 



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1709. 

Aug. 21. John Glendinning and Margaret Mein in Eildon, a.s.n. Robert 
Glendinning ; \v. Richard Mein, John Sclater. 

„ 28. and Margaret Turnbull in Mosshouses, ; w. John and 

George Martines. 
Sept. 4. Andrew Mercer and Margaret Hervie in Westerlanglie, a.d.n. Isabell 
Mercer ; w. John and Win. Mercers. 
„ „ Andrew Mercer and Margaret Frier in Darnick, a.s.n. George 

Mercer ; w. James Mercer, Charles Frier. 
„ 28. John Smith and Margaret Phaup in Darnick, a.d.n. Jennet Smith ; 
w. Nicoll Mihie, John Marline. 
Oct. 9. John Mercer and Helen Sibbald in Darnick, a.s.n. John Mercer ; w. 
John Sibbald, John Hitoun. 

„ 25. Wm. Brown and in Blainslie, a.s.n. John Brown ; w. Robert 

Moffet, Nicoll Milne. 
Nov. 6. John Hitoun and Jennet Mercer in Darnick, a.s.n. Andrew Hitoun ; 
w. James Ushar, John Mercer. 
„ „ Wm. Gill and Margaret Turnbull in Danieltoun, a.d.n. Margaret 

Gill ; w. Andrew Patersone, George Loury. 
,, 13. James Kin and Marion Pringle in Galtonside, a.s.n. Patrick Kin ; w. 

James and Mr. Robert Marres. 
„ 20. Andrew Hownam and Agnes Hitoun in Darnick, a.d.n. Margaret 
Hownam ; w. Andrew Hownam, Andrew Hitoun. 

,, „ Adam Davidson and Christian Forsan in Melrose, Davidson ; 

w. James Gray, David Hendersone. 
,, 22. Mr. Andrew Patersone, schoolmaster, and Jean Cowan in Melrose, 
a.d.n. Jennet Patersone ; w. Andrew Douglass, bailie, Robert 
Patersone of Drygrainge, John Duncansone. 
„ 30. Walter Thomson and Margaret Hardie in Ladhopmuir, a.d.n. Isabell 

Thomson ; w. Alexr. Horsburgh, John Martine. 
„ „ Alexr. Horsburgh and Jennet Lauder in Threepwood, a.d.n. Margaret 

Horsburgh ; w. Walter Thomson, John Martine. 
„ „ Wm. Turner and Marion Notman in Colmesliehill, a.s.n. John 
Turner ; w. Walter Thomson, Alexr. Horsburgh. 
Dec. II. George Frier and Elisabeth Tweedie in Galtonside, a.d.n. Isabel! 
Frier ; w. John Frier, James Young. 
„ „ Thomas Gill and Isabell Ellies in Melrose, a.s.n. George Gill ; w. 
James Ellies, David Henderson. 

„ 18. Atchison and Notman in Sorrowlessfield, a.s.n. Robert 

Atchison ; w. John and Andrew Martines. 
,, 27. Archibald Frier and Isabel Mattheson in Galtonside, a.d.n. Margaret 

Frier; w. Robert Fisher of Easterlanglie, John Martine. 
„ „ William Henry and Margaret Douglass, a.s.n. William Henry ; w. 

Robert Fisher of Easterlanglie, John Martine. 
1 7 10. 
Jan. I. David Lidderdale of Tores and Helen Dumbar in Melrose, a.s.n. 
Thomas Lidderdale ; w. James Pringle of Buckholme, Mr. Andrew 
Douglass, baillie. 
„ 15. John Notman and Jennet Moodie, a.d.n. Isabell Notman, by fornica- 
tion ; w. Andrew and John Martines. 
„ „ Nicoll Milne and Christian Blaikie, a.s.n. Robert Milne ; w. Charles 

Blaikie, Alexr. Bell, in Melrose. 
„ „ John Chisholme and Mary Laing in Galtonside, a.d.n. Elisabeth 

Chisholme ; w. Nicoll Milne, John Martine. 
„ 22. Robert Mein and Beatrice Hunter in Newsteid, a.s.n. William Mein • 

w. James Thynne, Andrew Mein. 
,, 31. Adam Ballantineand Katharin Pringle in Drygrainge, a.d.n. Elisabeth 

Ballantine ; w. David and Robert Ballantines. 
„ „ James Ainsley and Jean Watson in Langshaw milne, a.d.n. Mary 
Ainsley ; w. David and Robert Ballantine. 
Feb. 5. Andrew Mein and Helen Mein in Newsteid, a.s.n. John Mein ; w. 
Andrew and Robert Mains. 



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Fel). 12. James Ricliaidson and Isabell Gray, a.s.n. George Richardson; w. 

James Marre, Andrew 'rurnbull. 
„ 19. Andrew Bryden and Jennet Brown in F^asterlanglie, a.s.n John 

Bryden ; w. Robert Fisher thereof, David Speeding. 
„ 26. Thomas Laidlaw and Ehsalieth Simontoun in Mosshouses, a.d.n. 

Jean Laidlaw ; w. James Turner, John Martine. 
„ „ Thomas Wight and Jennet Sword in Galtonside, a.d.n. Margaret 

Wiglit ; w. James and Mr. Robert Marre. 
„ „ George Loury and Margaret Gill in Danieltoun, a.d.n. Margaret 

Loury ; w. Wm. Gill, Andrew Patersone. 
Mar. 13. James Ushar and Isabell Mercer in Darnick, a.s.n. John Ushar ; w. 

John Ushar, John Mercer. 
,, ,, John Milne and Isabell Milne in Newtoun, a.d.n. Christian Milne ; 

w. Johne Milne, John Riddell. 
„ 28. James Laidlaw and Agnes Pearson in Buckholme, Laidlaw ; w. 

David Brown, Wm. Atchison. 
,, 29. Cornelius Mein and Isabell Mein in Eildon, a.d.n. Isabell Mein ; w. 

Richard and Wm. Meins. 
,, 31. John Mercer and Elisabeth Scott in Darnick, a.d.n. Agnes Mercer; 

w. . 

April 2. Robert Bowstone and Jennet Russell in Galtonside, a.d.n. Elisabeth 

Bowstone ; w. Thomas Bowstone, Mr. Robert Marre. 
„ 5. James Grieve and Jean Allan in Blainslie, a.d.n. Agnes Chieve ; w. 

John and James Stirling's. 
„ „ John Steill and Isabell Thomsone in Blainslie, a.d.n. Agnes Steill ; w. 

John and Wm. Thynnes. 
„ 23. James Mercer and Margaret Vair in Darnick, a.d.n. Margaret 

Mercer ; w. James Usher, John Mercer. 
„ 30. Wm. Hislop and in Darnick, a.d.n. Margaret Hislop ; w. John 

Mercer, John Mercer. 
May 14. Robert Simontoun and Marion Wilson in Drygrainge, a.s.n. Robert 

Simontoun ; w. Adam Ballantine, John Hardie. 
,, ,, John Hardie and in Langshaw, Hardie ; w. Robert 

Simontoun, John Martine. 
„ 21. John Brown and Elisabeth Trotter in Mosshouses, a.d.n. Christian 

Brown ; w. W'm. Brown, John Haitlie. 
„ „ Adam Shiell, deceased, and Isabell Henderson in Colmeslie, a.d.n. 

Agnes Shiell ; w. Wm. and John Browns. 
„ 28. Robert Bunzie and Isabell Bowie in Melrose, a.s.n. John Bunzie ; 

w. James Bowie, Alexr. Bell. 
June 4. James Mercer and Jennet Craig in Newsteid, a.d n. Jennet Mercer ; 

w. James Mercer, Robert Mein, John Bunzie. 
., ,, Walter Nicoll and Isabell Purvis, a.s.n. Alexander Nicoll ; w. James 

Karr, Wm Turner. 
„ 6. Richard Sclater and Alison Dauson in Blainslie, a.s.n. William 

Sclater ; w. Thomas Sclater, James Dauson. 
„ „ Richard Robson and Elisabeth Pringle in Blainslie, a d.n. Helen 

Robson ; w. Thomas Laidlaw, Richard Sclater. 
,, 25. Wm. Chisholme and Margaret Hobkirk in Darnick, a.d.n. Helen 

Chisholine ; w. Andrew and John Martines. 
July 2. Wm. Milne and Agnes Sclater in Eildon, a.d.n. Agnes .Milne ; w. 

Alexr. Mein, Wm. Sclater. 
„ ,, Wm. Darling and Margaret Mattheson in Westhouses, a.d.n. Margaret 

Darling ; w. Thomas Mattheson, Thomas Williamson. 
,, „ W^m. Mein and Isabell Wright in Galtonside, a.s.n. John Mein ; w. 

William Hoy, George Mein. 
„ ,, John Hownam and Isabell Patersone in Galtonside ; w. Andrew 

Drummohd, Nicoll Mercer. 
„ 16. John Mabon and Jennet Mabon in Melrose, a.d.n Isabell Mabon ; w. 

Thomas Bowstone, John Martine. 



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1 7 10. 
July 23. James Bowie and Marion Bell in Melrose, a d.n. Jennet Bowie ; w. 

Robert Bowie, Alexr. Bell. 
,, 30. William Brown and in Mosshouses, a.s.n. Robert Brown : w. 

John and Andrew Marlines. 
Aug. 6. James Stirling and Margaret Sommerville in Rone of Blainslie ; w. 

John and Wm. Stirlings. 
„ ,, Robert Bunzie and Marion Hopkirk in Newsteid, a.d.n. Elisabeth 

Bunzie ; w. Wm. Hopkirk, John Bunzie. 
Sept. 10. Robert Pringle and Jennet Mein in Newsteid, a.d.n. Mary Pringle ; 

w. James Pringle, Wm. Wallace. 
„ 17. James Hoy and Margaret Vetch in Galtonside, a.s.n. George Hoy ; 

w. William Hoy, James Hoy. 
Oct. 29. Alexr. Knox and Jennet Frier in Galtonsyde, a.s.n. William Knox ; 

w. John and Charles Friers. 
„ „ John Lauder and Elisabeth Henderson in Kedzliedoors, a.d.n. Marion 

Lauder ; w. Alexr. Knox, John Marline. 
Nov. 5. James Wilson and Elisabeth Rulherfoord in Newsteid, a.s.n. Andrew 

Wilson ; w. Andrew Wilson, John Sibbald. 
„ 12. John Patersone and Margaret Riddel in Galtonside, a.d.n. Agnes 

Patersone ; w. James Oliver, Andrew Scott. 
„ ,, Alexr. Mein and Marion Fairgrieve in Galtonside, a.s.n. John Mein ; 

w. John Sommervaill, Wm. Marline. 
„ 19. John Hoy and Isabell Bartoun in Melrose, a.s.n. George Hoy ; w. 

George Bartoun and George Hoy. 
,, 26. Robert Bunzie and Katharm Thomson in Newsteid, a.d.n. Margaret 

Bunzie ; w. Andrew and James Bunzies. 
,, ,, James Stodharl and Isabell Moss in Darnick, a.d.n. Jennet Slodhart ; 

w. Wm. Dickson, Robert Spotwood. 
Dec. 10. Wm. Bell and Helen Haitlie in Galtonside, a.s.n. William Bell ; w. 

Alexr. Knox, James Marre. 
,, „ James Moodie and Jean Smith in Drygrainge, a.s.n. Robert Moodie ; 

w. Robert Patersone thereof, John Moodie. 
„ 21. William Wallace and Mary Scott in Melrose, a.d.n. Helen Wallace ; 

w. John Marline, Nicoll Milne. 
„ 24. John Mercer and Margaret Jamison in Williamlaw, a.s.n. John 

Mercer ; w. Thomas Hervie, Thomas Purvis. 
1711. 
Jan. 7. Wm. Milne and Isabell Riddell in Newsteid, a.d.n. Margaret Milne ; 

w. John Riddell, Nicoll Milne. 
„ 21. James Mein and Margaret Cairncroce in Newtoun, a.s.n. John Mein 

w. Wm. and Robert Meins. 
„ 28. John Johnstoun and in Threepwood, a.d.n. Jean Johnstoun ; w. 

John and George Marlines. 
Feb. 3. Thomas Darling and Leidhouse in Blainslie, a.d.n. Barbara 

Darling ; w. Thomas Darling, John Thynne. 
„ II. Nicoll Milne and Elisabeth Vair in Newtoun ; a.s.n. John Milne ; w. 

Nicoll Milne, John Milne. 
„ ,, Andrew Turnbull and Elisabeth Sclater in Bridgend, a.d.n. Marion 

TurnbuU ; w. James Blaikie, John Marline. 
„ 18. Thomas Stenhouse and Helen Sibbald in Newtoun, Stenhouse ; 

w. Nicoll Milne, Wm. Sibbald. 
Mar. II. James Laing and Christian Mein in Melrose, a.d.n. Agnes Laing ; w. 

Mungo Purvis, James Ellies. 
„ 17. David Brown and Isabell Williamson in Melrose, a.s.n. Thomas 

Brown ; w. Alexr. Bell, John Marline. 
„ 18. Robert Hilson and Agnes Bower in Melrose, a.s.n. James Hilson ; 

w. James Blaikie, James Laing. 
„ „ Andrew Mein and Elisabeth Richardson, a.d.n. Marion Mein ; w. 

John Sibbald, Alexr. Mein. 
April 8. James Mein and Agnes Milne in Newsteid, a.s.n. James Mein ; w. 

James Laing, James Blaikie. 



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April 8. Andrew Scott ;ind Isabell Patersone in Old Melrose, — — Scott ; w. 
James Dlaikic, James Laing. 
„ 9. John Walker and Jennet Mercer in Darnick, a.d.n. Isabell Walker ; 

w. James JJlaikie, Robert Spotwood. 
„ „ George Penman and Agnes Sandiiands in Melrose, a.s.n. Andrew- 
Penman ; w. James and Robert Penmans. 

„ 15. James Sandiiands and in Langsliaw, a.d.n. Beatrice Sandiiands ; 

w. John and George Martines. 
„ 22. John Bunzie and .Agnes Tinner in Melrose, a.s.n. Ale.xander Bunzie ; 

w. James Mercer, John Martine. 
„ 29. James Mercer and jcMinet Craig in Newsteid, a.s.n. James Mercer ; 

w. James Mercer, Robert Bunzie. 
„ ,, John Haitlie, deceased, and Jennet Watson, a.d.n. Jean Haitlie, 
presented by James Watson ; w. James Mercer, Robert Bnnzie. 
May 6. John Darling and Jennet Bowstone in Appletreeleaves, a.s.n. Robert 
Darling ; w. George Mercer, James I\Iein. 
„ „ James Mein and Jennet Pursell in Newsteid, a.s.n. David Mein ; w. 

John Darling, George Mercer. 
„ „ George Mercer and Katharin Ramsey in Danieltoun, a.s.n. John 

Mercer ; w. James Mein, John Darling. 
,, 13. Thomas Wight and Jennet Sword in Galtonside, a.d.n. Agnes Wight ; 

w. John Hoy, John Martine. 
„ „ Andrew Douglas, baillie, and Jean More in Melrose, a.d.n. Anne 

Douglas ; w. Douglas of Bonjedburgh, David Lidderdale of 

Tores, James Ellies of Huntliwood. 
„ 27. David Lidderdale of Tores and Helen Dumbar, a.s.n. Alexander 
Lidderdale ; \v. Robert Patersone of Drygrainge, James Ellies of 
Huntliwood, John Duncansone. 
June 4. Mr. William Hunter and Jennet Bowstone in Buckholme, a.d.n. 
Alison Hunter ; w. John Darling, John Martine. 

„ 20. William Simson and Jennet Murray in Langshaw, Simson ; w. 

Thomas Laidlaw, John Martine. 
,, 29 Robert Patersone of Drygrainge and Anne Eliot, a.d.n. Margaret 
Patersone ; w. Robert Patersone of Midlim mill, John and David 
Browns, elder and younger of Park, Robert Fisher of Easterlanglie. 
July I. James Kyll and Isabell Sword, a.s.n. William Kyil ; w. W'm. 
Sandiiands, John Martine. 

„ 1 5. Andrew Mercer and INIargaret Frier in Darnick, Mercer ; w. 

John and CJeorge Martines. 

22. James Stobo and Stobo in Hewishaugh. 

25. James Ainslie and Jean Watson in Langshaw mill, a.d.n. Margaret 
Ainslie ; w. James Turner, John Gray. 
„ „ John Gray and Jennet riiynnc in Mosshouses, a.d.n. Agnes Gray ; 

w. James Turner, James Ainslie. 
„ „ James Turner and Jean Hunter in Mosshouses, a.s.n. John Turner ; 
\v. John Gray, James Ainslie. 
Aug. 5. Thomas Leithan and Isabell Tait in Galtonside, a.d.n. Elisabeth 
Leithan ; w. James Leithan, Wm. Hoy. 
„ 12. Andrew Moss and Margaret W^augh in Darnick, a.s.n. James I\loss ; 

w. James Fisher, James Waugh. 
„ „ Thomas Lookup and Jean Martine in Melrose, a.s.n. Andrew Lookup ; 

w. Patrick and Andrew Lookups. 
„ 19. Andrew Hownam and Agnes Hitoun in Darnick, a.d.n. Isabell 

Hownam ; w. Andrew Hownam, Andrew Hitoun. 
„ ,, John Gill and Alison King in Newtoun, a.d.n. Alison King ; w 

Thomas Stenhouse, John Milne. 
„ ,, Robert Simontoun and Marion Wilson in Drygrainge, a.d.n. 
.Margaret Simontoun ; w. Robert Paterson thereof, John Martine. 
Sept. 16. Thomas .Steill and Margaret Eliot in Melrose, a.d.n. Margaret Sleii! ; 
w. W^m. Steill, John Bell. 






Melrose Record of Baptisms. §9 

1711. 

Sept. 16. Richard Fraiter and Isabell Mercer in Uarnick, Frailer ; w. 

Wm. Steill, John Hell. 
„ 30. Wilham Sandilands and Katharin Alarre in the Boathouse, a.d.n. 

Alison Sandilands ; w. James and Mr. Robert Marres. 
Oct. 4. John Notman and Jennet Moodie in Threepuood, a.s.n. Andrew 

Notman ; \v. Peter and Archibald Moffets. 
„ „ Richard Sclater and Margaret Mein in Blainslie, a.d.n. Margaret 

Sclater ; \v. Thomas Sclater, John Bartoun. 
„ 7. Wm. Sclater and Helen Bunzie in Newsteid, a.d n. Margaret Sclater ; 

w. Wm. Milne, Wm. Cook. 
,, 28. Alexr. Dickson and Isabell Park in Gateside, a s.n. Francis Dickson ; 

w. John Park, Wm. Sandilands. 
Nov. 4. David Speeding and Elisabeth Govan in Easterlanglie, a.s.n. William 

Speeding ; w. Robert Fisher thereof, Andrew Bryden. 
,, „ George Mein and Isabell Frier in Galtonside, a.d.n. Isabell Mein ; 

w. Wm. Mein, Robert Frier. 
„ „ Alexr. Lyall and Margaret Bower- in Melrose, a.d.n. Margaret Lyall ; 

w. James Blaikie, James Hunter. 
„ „ John Fiddes and Jennet Pringle in Drygrainge, a.s.n. Andrew Fiddes ; 

w. John and George Martines. 
„ 7. John Blaikie and Marion Lythgow in Hagburn, a.s.n. William 

Blaikie ; w. George Hog, Thomas Thynne. 
„ ,, Edward Lythgow and Marion Kemainhouse, a.d.n. Katherin Lythgow 

by fornication ; w. George Hog, Thomas Thynne. 
,, II. Wm. Young and Isabell Ormistoun in Galtonside, a.d.n. Isabell 

Young ; w. James Marre, John Martine. 
Dec. 2. John Mercer and Helen Sibbald in Darnick ; a.d.n. Isabell Mercer; 

w. John Hitoun, John Sibbald. 
„ „ Andrew Mercer and Margaret Maxwell in Melrose, a.d.n. Jennet 

Mercer ; w. Thomas Drummond, Andrew Patersone. 
„ „ -John Wood and Marion Blaikie in Melrose, a.d.n. Christian Wood ; 

w. James Bowie, James Blaikie. 
„ 9. Thomas Martine and Jennet Runchiman in Galtonside, a.d.n. 

Margaret Martine ; w. Wm. Martine, John Sommervaill. 
„ 16. John Mercer and Elisabeth Scott in Darnick, a.s.n. Andrew Mercer ; 

w. James Fisher, Mr. Robert Marre. 
„ 23. Thomas Bowstone and Elisabeth Rutherfoord in Galtonside, a.s n. 

Thomas Bowston ; w. John and George Martines. 
1712. 
Jan. 6. John Hitoun and Jennet Mercer in Darnick, a.s.n, John Hitoun ; 

w. James Usher, John Mercer. 
„ ,, James Rennaldson and Isabell Leidhouse in Darnick, a.s.n. James 

Rennaldson ; w. John Mercer, James Usher. 
„ „ John Chisholme and Margaret Laing in Galtonside, a.d.n. Katharin 

Chisholme ; w. James Laing, John Martine. 
,, 9. Mr. Andrew Patersone, schoolmaster, and Jean Cowan in Mel- 
rose, a.d.n. Isabell Patersone ; w. Mr. Robert Wilson, James 

Blaikie. 
„ 16. James Karr and Jennet Allan in Bentmill, a.s.n. Hugh Karr ; w. 

George Hog, Robert Moffet. 
„ „ John Brown and Jennet Owens in Colmesliehill, a.d.n. Jennet Brown ; 

w. George Hog, Robert Mofifet. 
„ „ Thomas Darling and Mary Dods in Blainslie, a.d.n. Elspeth Darling ; 

w. Edward and John Darlings. 
Feb. 3. Wm. Milne and Isabell Riddell in Newsteid, a.s.n. John Milne ; w. 

John Riddell, Nicoll Milne. 
„ „ Thomas Williamson and Mary Mein in Newsteid, a.s.n. James 

Williamson ; w. Wm. and Robert Williamsons. 
„ „ James Thynne and Marion Hunter in Sorrowlessfield, a.s.n. George 

Thynne ; w. John and Wm. Thynnes. 



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James Stirling and Margaret .Soinervail in the Rone, a.d.n. Agnes 

Stirling ; \v. John Stirling, John Thynne. 
George Hrown and Isabell Laing in Blainslie, Brown ; \v. 

John Thynne, Joiin Stirling. 
Archibald Frier and Isabell Mattheson in Galtonside, a.d.n. Jennet 

Frier ; w. Thomas Mattheson, Wm, Darling. 
Wm. Martine and Isabell Marre in (ialtonside, a.d.n. Elisabeth 

Martine ; w. Archibald Frier, John Martine. 
Thomas Thomson and Margaret Thomson in Galtonside a.s.n. 

.Alexander Thomson ; \v. John and George Martines. 
Wm. Turner and Jennet Wright in Galtonside, a.d.n. Margaret 

Turner ; w. Thomas Mattheson, Thomas Hervie. 
Thomas Foster and Elisabeth Hope in Galtonside, a.d.n. Jennet 

Foster ; \v. Thomas Hervie, Thomas Mattheson. 
James Mein and Elisabeth Hitoun in Newtoun, a.s.n Thomas Mein ; 

w. John Mein, John Riddell. 
James Dickson and Isabell Hitoun in Blainslie, a.s.n. James Dickson ; 

w. Robert Moffet, Thomas Laidlaw. 
Walter Thomson and Margaret Hardie in Ladhopmuire, a.s.n. John 

Thomson ; \v. Thomas Laidlaw, Robert Moffet. 
Thomas Laidlaw and Elisabeth Simontoun in Colmeslie, a.s.n 

William Laidlaw ; w. Thomas Laidlaw, Thomas Turner. 
Robert Mein and Jean Simontoun in Newsteid, a.s.n. William Mein ; 

w. Thomas Tait, Wm. Rennaldson. 
Andrew Bryden and Jennet Brown in Easterlanglie, a.s.n. William 

Bryden ; w. James Hunter, James Bowie. 
John Wallace and Margaret Dick in Blainslie, a.s.n. John Wallace ; 

w. Wm. Thynne, Mungo Dick. 
John Tait and Agnes Pringle in Blainslie, a.d.n. Jean Tait ; w. Wm. 

Thynne, Mungo Dick. 
Wm. Turner and Marion Notman in Colmeslie, a.s.n. James Turner ; 

w. John Darling, John Martine. 
Andrew Scott and Margaret Sheriff, a.s.n. Andrew Scott ; w. Thomas 

Thynne, John Hardie. 
Thomas Thynne and Jean Montgomery in Whitlie, a.d.n. Mary 

Thynne ; w. Andrew Scott, John Hardie. 
John Hardie and Christian Dewar, a.d.n. Margaret Hardie ; w. 

Thomas Thynne, Andrew Scott. 
Andrew Mein and Helen Mein in Newsteid, a.s.n. Andrew Mein ; 

w. Andrew and Robert Meins there. 
James Waugh and Jennet Mein in Eildon a.d.n. Isabell Waugh ; w. 

Cornelius Mein, Andrew Moss. 
Cornelius Mein and Isabell Mein in Eildon, a.s.n. Cornelius Mein ; 

w. Richard Mein, James Waugh. 
Wm. Chisholme and Margaret Hopkirk, a.s.n. William Chisholme, 

presented by Wm. Hopkirk in Melrose, in the father's absence; 

w. John Mein, John Mabon. 
James Brown and Agnes Mein in Newsteid, a.d.n. Alison Brown ; w. 

Wm. Brown, John Martine. 
James Wilsone and Elisabeth Napier in Bridgend, a.d.n. Jennet 

Wilsone ; w. James Napier, John Marline. 
John Pearson and Isabell Crosbie in Appletreeleaves, a.s.n. Robert 

Pearson ; w. John Darling, James Laidlaw. 
James Laidlaw and ■ Pearson in Appletreeleaves, a.d.n. Jennet 

Laidlaw ; w John Darling, John Pearson. 
William Mein and Isabell Wright in Galtonside, a.d.n. Isabell Mein ; 

w. George Mein, Robert Wright. 
Philip Douglass and Agnes Hall in Melrose, a.s.n. James Douglass ; 

w. James Hunter, Alexr. Bell. 
Thomas Hervie and Margaret Scott in Westhouses, a.d.n. Elisa- 



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beth Hervie ; \\. Robert Fisher of Easterlanglie, Thomas 

Matthesone. 
June 22. James Mercer and Margaret V'air in Darnick, a.d.n. Helen Mercer ; 

w. John Haliwell, John Martine. 
July 6. George Vair and Jennet Drummond in Danieltoun, a.s.n. George 

Vair ; \v. Thomas Drummond, William Mabon. 
David Lidderdale of Tores and Helen Dumbar, a.d.n. Margaret 

Lidderdale ; \v. Andrew Douglass, baillie, John Duncanson. 

James Hunter and in Blainslie . 

Andrew Hitoun and Agnes Linton in Darnick, ; w. John 

Mercer, John Hitoun. 
Robert Scott and Agnes Bunzie in Newsteid, a.s.n. Alexander Scott ; 

w. Alexander Trotter, Robert Bunzie. 
Mr. Gideon Rutherfurd and Jean Karr in Westerlanglie, a.s.n. John 

Rutherfurd and a.d.n. Jennet Rutherfurd ; w. Robert Fisher of 

Easterlanglie, Mr. William Hunter. 
Thomas Milne and Jennet Milne in Nevvtoun, a.d.n. Alison Milne ; w. 

John Riddell, Nicoll Milne. 
James Watson and Isabell Henderson in Langshaw, a.d.n. Elizabeth 

Watson ; \v. James Ainslie, John Boe. 
Richard Robson and in Blainslie, a.s.n. John Robson ; w. 

James Blaikie, John Martine. 
Thomas Usher and Jennet Murray in Melrose, a.d.n. Marion Usher ; 

w. James Murray, John Martine. 
Robert Pringle and Jennet Mein in Newsteid, a.d.n. Katharin Pringle ; 

w. George Hoy, John Martine. 
Andrew Douglass, baillie, and Jean More, in Melrose a.d.n. Helen 

Douglas ; w. James Ellies of Huntliwood, James Wilkieson, 

clerk. 
„ 25. George Shiell and Isabell Kyle in Melrose, a.d.n. Jennet Shiell ; w. 

„ 26. John Mercer and Mary Mein in Newsteid, a.s.n. W^illiam Mercer ; 

w. Robert Bunzie, John Martine. 
,, ,, Robert Bunzie and Marion Hopkirk in Newsteid, a.s.n. James 

Bunzie ; w. John Mercer, John Martine. 
Nov. 16. Wm Sclater and Helen Bunzie in Newsteid, a.s.n. William Sclater ; 

w. Thomas and Robert Bunzie. 
„ 19. William Milne and Agnes Sclater in Eildon, a.s.n. John Milne ; w. 

John Sibbald, Nicol Bower. 
„ 30. James Anderson and Jean Balantine in Faldonside, a s.n. Thomas 

Anderson ; w. Wm. Dickson, Alexr. Knox. 
„ „ Alexr. Knox and Jennet Frier in Galtonside, a.s.n. James Knox ; w. 

James Anderson, Wm. Dickson. 
Dec. 4. Robert Mein and Jean Wier in Newsteid, a.d.n. Isabell Mein ; w. 

John and George Martines. 
„ 5. James Bowie and Marion Bell in Melrose, a.d.n. Marion Bowie ; w. 

Alexr. Bell, Robert Bunzie. 

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Jan. 4. James Pringle and Helen Mein in Newsteid, a s.n. Andrew Pringle ; 

w. Robert Pringle, Andrew Mein. 
„ ,, Walter Vetch and Helen Marshall in Galtonside, a.s.n. James Vetch ;. 

w. James Mar, Wm. Williamson. 
„ „ James Kyle and Beatrix Miller in Drygrainge, a.d.n. Jennet Kyle ; w. 

Robert Paterson of Drygrainge, George Martine. 
„ II. Walter Mabon and Elizabeth Gill in Danieltoun, a.d.n. Elizabeth 

Gill ; w. Andrew Paterson, George Loury. 
Feb. I. William Mein and Margaret Mein in Eildon, a.d.n. Agnes Mein ; w. 

Richard Mein, John Bunzie. 
„ ,, John Hoy and Isabell Bartoun in Melrose, a. s.n. John Hoy ; w. 

George Hoy, George Bartoun. 



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Feb. 15. NicoU Bower and Alison Kiddell in l-'ildon, a.s.n. Nirnll Bower; w. 

Richard Bower, John RiddcU. 
„ 24. Wilham Lees and Jennet Jackson in Stow, a.s.n. Robert Lees : w. 

Thomas Thyn, George Hog. 
„ „ John Tait and Helen Rntherfurd in Stow, a.d.n. Margaret Tait ; w. 

Thomas Thyn, George Hog. 
„ ,, James Grieve and Jean Allan in IJlainslie, a.d.n. Jean Cirieve ; w. 

Thomas Thynne, George Hog. 
Mar. 15. fames Stodhart and Isabell Moss in Oarnick, a.s.n. fames Stodhart ; 

w. John Walker, William Uickson, there. 
,, „ James Laing and Christian Mein in \relrose, a.s.n. James Laing ; w. 

James Blaikie, Robert Hilsone. 
,, ,, William Wallace and Mary Scott in Melrose, a.d.n. Jennet Wallace ; 

w. Jan)es Blaikie, Robert Hilsone. 
April 5. John Paterson and Margaret RiddcU in Galtonside, a.d.n. Margaret 

Paterson ; w. Andrew Scott, James Oliver. 
„ „ James Usher and Isabell Mercer in Darnick, a.s.n. George Usher ; w. 

John Hitoun, John Usher there. 
,, 14. Edward Lythgow and Marion Romanus in Threepwood, a.s.n. William 

Lythgow ; w. Robert Moffet, Edward Darling. 
„ „ James Kedzie and Helen Haitlie in Langshaw, a.d.n. Elizabeth 

Kedzie ; w. Edward Darling, Robert Moffet. 
May 3. John Milne and Helen Glendinning in Eildon, a s.n. John Milne ; w. 

James Blaikie, James Laing. 
„ „ The deceased Patrick Watson and Jennet Mercer in Boldside, a.s.n. 

Patrick Watson, presented by Thomas 'J'hurbrand in (ialashiells ; 

w. John Donaldson, John Darling. 
„ 10. Thomas Stenhouse and Helen Sibbald in Newton, a.s.n. William 

Stenhouse ; w. John Riddell, John Sibbald. 
„ 17. John Milne and Isabell Milne in Newton, a.d.n. Jennet Milne ; w. 

Nicol Milne, Thomas Milne. 
„ „ Andrew Fisher and Helen Armstrong in Melrose, a.d.n. Jean Fisher ; 

w. John Mabon, William Bower. 
June 7. John Smith and Margaret Phaup in Darnick, a.s.n. James Smith ; w. 

John Smith, younger, George Loury. 
„ „ George Loury and Margaret Gill in Danieltoun, a.d.n. Helen Loury ; 

w. Andrew Paterson, William Gill. 
„ „ Andrew Drnmmond and Helen Mathison in Bridgend, a.d.n. 

Margaret Drummond; w. Thomas Mathison, Nicol Mercer. 
„ ,. John Sprott and Margaret Hitoun in Darnick, a.s.n. Robert Sprntt ; 

w. James Laing, Robert Wight. 
„ „ The deceased John Marline and Elizabeth Wood in Melrose, a.d.n. 

Elizabeth Martine, presented by John Mabon in Melrose ; 

w. Andrew Martine, Andrew M'Faden. 
„ 14. Robert Patersone of Drygrainge and Anne Eliot, his lady, a.s.n. Robert 

Patersone ; w. Robert Eliott, elder, and Robert Eliott of Midlim 

mill, Robert Fisher of Easterlangie, and John Brown of Park. 
„ 16. Mungo Park and Margaret Cranstoun in Westhouses Boathouse, a.d.n. 

Helen Park ; w. Thomas Hervie, Thomas Mathison. 
July. — David l.idderdale of Tores, collector of excise, and Helen Dumbar, 

his lady, a.s.n. John l.idderdale ; w. Andrew Douglass, baillie, 

James Wilkieson, clerk, John Duncanson. 
Aug. 2. Henry Cochran and Jennet Vair in Newtoun, a.s.n. Henry Cochran ; 

w. James Mein, Thomas Milne. 
„ „ Andrew Moss and Margaret Wauch in Darnick, a.d.n. Margaret 

Moss ; w. James Wauch, George Martine. 
„ 9. James Wilson and Elisabeth Rntherfurd in Eildon, a.d.n. Beatrix 

Wilson ; w. John Sibbald, George Martine. 
„ „ John Bell and Jennet Mabon in Melrose, a.d.n. Helen Bell ; w. 

Ale.Kander Bell, Robert Bunzie. 



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Aug. 17. William Henry and Elisabeth Douglass in Williamlaw, a.s.n. William 

Henry ; w. John Mercer, Thomas Purvis. 
„ „ Thomas Darling and Isabell Notman in Calfhill, a.d.n. Marion 

Darling : \v. William Darling, George Darling. 
„ 30. James Mein and Agnes Milne in Newsteid, a.s.n. .Andrew Mein ; w. 

James Laing, Andrew Patersonc. 
„ „ James Wallace and Anne Wauch in Melrose, a.s.n. James Wallace ; 

\v. .■\ndrew Patersone, William Gill. 
Sept. 10. David Grieve and Helen Pringlein Blainslie, ; w. James Grieve, 

Edward Darling. 
„ 19. The deceased Andrew TurnbuU and Elisabeth Sclater in Bridgend, 

a.s.n. William Turnbull, and a.s.n. James TurnbuU ; w. Andrew 

Drummond, Andrew Baittie. 
., ,, Thomas Gill and Isabell EUies in Meh'ose, a.d.n. Margaret Gill ; w. 

John Mabon, James Ellies. 
Oct. II. William Young and Isabell Ormiston in Galtonside, a.s.n. John 

Voung ; w. Robert Martine, George Martine. 
„ „ Robert Martine and Elisabeth Purvis in Galtonside, a.d.n. Grizell 

Martine ; w. William Young, George Martine. 
„ 18. Robert Simontoun and Marion Wilson in Drygrainge, a.s.n. Archibald 

Simontoun ; \v. William Dicksone, George Martine. 
„ „ William Dickson and Margaret Kyle in Darnick, a.s.n. William 

Dickson ; w. Robert Simontoun, James Stodhart. 

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Jan. 3. Robert Philp and Margaret .Sclater in Galtonside, a.s.n. Thomas 

Philp ; w. Thomas Sclater, Robert Haliwall. 
„ ,, Andrew Patersone and Alison Milne in Danieltoun, a.d.n. Helen 

Patersone ; w. William Gill, George Lourj'. 
„ 17. William Hislopeand Margaret Murray in Darnick ; w. John Mercer, 

James Usher. 
„ 20. James Hunter and Jean Speeding in Blainslie, a.s.n. Robert Hunter ; 

w. Edward Darling, John Thynne. 
„ „ Thomas Laidlaw and Elisabeth Simontoun in Langshaw mill, a.d.n. 

Jean Laidlaw ; w. John Thynne, Edward Darling. 
„ 2i|. Andrew Mercer and Margaret Frier in Darnick, a.s.n. James Mercer; 

w. John Mercer, John Walker. 
„ „ Mr. Andrew Patersone, schoolmaster, and Jean Cowan in Melrose, 

a.s.n. James Patersone ; w. Andrew Patersone, Robert Scott. 
„ 31. John Mercer and Helen Sibbald in Darnick, a.d.n. Isabell Mercer; 

w. John Hitoun, James Usher. 
Feb. 7. .Mexander Johnston and Elisabeth Laing in Melrose, a.s.n. James 

Johnston ; w. William Cook, Alexander Cook. 
, 9. Alexander Fisher of Sorrowlessfield and Mary Simson, a.s.n. Robert 

P^isher ; w. George Martine and . 

,, 10. Thomas Marshell and Eupham MofFet in Easterhousbyre, a.s.n. 

Thomas Marshell ; w. William Pearson, Walter Haliburton. 
„ „ William Turner and Marion Notman, a.s.n. Thomas Turner ; w. 

William Pearson, Walter Haliburton. 
„ 14. James Rennaldson and Isabell Leadhouse in Darnick, a.s.n. William 

Rennaldson ; w. William Rennaldson, Nicoll Mercer. 
,, „ John Bunzie and A^nes Turner in Melrose, a.s.n. James Bunzie ; w. 

Robe't Bunzie, George Martine. 
„ 18. John Purvis and Jean Martine in Langhaugh, a.d.n. Jean Purvis ; w. 

John Dai'Iing, William Wilson. 
„ „ Andrew Thomson and Blaikie in Galashiells, a.s.n. James 

Thomson ; w. William Wilson, John Darling. 
,, „ James Laidlaw and Agnes Pearson in Netherbarns, a.d.n. Agnes 
Laidlaw ; w. John Darl ng, William Wilson. 



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. William Darling and Margaret Matliison in Westhoiises, a.d.n. Agnes 

Darling ; w. Thomas Mathison, John Hervie. 
. Edward Lythgovv of Newhouses and Marion Romanus, a.d.n. Helen 

Lytligow ; \v. . 

Andrew Mercer and Margaret Maxwell in Melrose, a.s.n. Andrew 

Mercer ; w. Thomas Drummond, Robert Hunter. 
Thomas Lookup and Jean Martine in Melrose, a.s.n Robert Lookup ; 

w. Andrew Lookup, William Lookup. 
Thomas Williamson and Mary Mein in Newsteid, a.s.n. Thomas 

Williamson ; w. W^illiam W^illiamson, Robert Williamson. 
Robert Scott and Agnes Bunzie in Newsteid, a.s.n. Walter Scott ; 

w. John Bunzie, Robert Bunzie. 
John M'Henry and Margaret Caribbes in Whitlie, a.s.n. James 

M 'Henry ; w. Thomas Thynne, George Hog. 
Cornelius Mein and Isabell Alein in Eildon, a.d.n. Marion Mein ; \\. 

Richard Mein, William Mein. 
WMUiam Milne and Isabell Riddell in Newsteid, a.d.n. Agnes Milne ; 

w. John Riddell, Nicoll Milne. 
W^illiam Mabon and Marion Sclater in Danieltoun, a.d.n. Margaret 

ALibon ; w. Thomas Drummond, Walter Mabon. 
John Mein and Mary Mein in Newsteid, a.s.n. John Mein ; w. James 

Hunter, Andrew Mein. 
Nicoll Mercer and ALary Rennaldson in Bridgend, a.s.n. John 

Mercer ; \v. Andrew Drummond, Andrew Mercer. 
Thomas W^ilson and Alison Hoy in Langhaugh, a.s.n. William 

Wilson ; w. Nicoll Mercer, George Mercer. 
George Mercer and Katharin Ramsay in Danieltoun, a.s.n. Thomas 

Mercer ; w. 'Thomas Wilson, Nicoll Mercer. 
William Sandilands and Katharin Mar, a.s.n. William Sandilands ; 

w. Mr. Robert Marr, John Mein. 
Nicoll Milne and Isabell I'urnbull in Newtoun, a.d.n. Agnes Milne ; 

w. Thomas Stenhouse, John I-iiddell. 
Nicoll Mercer and Christian Mein in Darnick, a.s.n. George Mercer ; 

w. John Mercer, James Fisher. 
Andrew Red and Jennet Pearson in Appletreeleaves, a.d.n. Jean Red ; 

w. John Darling, John Pearson. 
John Usher in Darnick and Christian Bower in Eildon, a.s.n. John 

L^shar by fornication ; w. Nicoll Milne, Nicoll Mercer. 
James W^auch and Jennet Mein in Melrose, a.d.n. Isabella Waugh ; 

w. Robert Hilsone, George Martine. 
John Boyd and Paterson in Langshaw, a.s.n. James Boyd ; w. 

James Park, George Martine. 
James Chisholme in Buckholme, a.s.n. John Chisholme ; w. 

George Martine, Andrew Martine. 
James Mein and Elisabeth Hitoun in Newtoun, a.d.n. Elisabeth 

Mein ; w. John Riddell, Philip Douglass. 
Robert Bunzie and Marion Hopkirk in Newsteid, a.s.n. Alexander 

Bunzie ; vv. John Bunzie, Robert Bunzie. 
WMlliam Craig and Donaldsone in Galashiells, a.s.n. James 

Craig ; w. John Donaldson, James Blaikie. 
Thomas 'Turner and Alison Murray in Colmeslie, a.d.n. Mary Turner ; 

w. James 'Turner, 'Thomas Laidlaw. 
John Hardie and Christian Dewar in Langshaw, a.d.n. Helen Hardie ; 

w. Edward Darling, James Park. 
James Heriot, excise officer, and Helen Hume in Melrose, a.s.n. 

James Heriot ; w. James Blaikie, Mr. Andrew Patersone. 
George Penman and Agnes .Sandilands in Melrose, a.d.n. INIargaret 

Penman ; w. James Penman, Andrew Dauson. 
John Gill and Alison King in Xcwtovm. a.s.n. John (iill ; w. Thomas 

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July 4. Andrew Douglass, baillie, and Jean More in Melrose, a.s.n. Charles 

Douglas ; w. David Lidderdale of Tores, James Ellies of Huntli- 

wood, James Wilkieson, clerk. 
„ 18. John Chisholme and Margaret Ritchie in Bentmill, a.d.n. Mary 

Chisholme ; \v. George Martine, Andrew Martine. 
Aug. 8. John Curry and Alison Dods in Blainslie, a.d.n. Alison Curry ; w. 

(ieorge Martine .'Xndrew Martine. 
„ 15. Andrew Bryden and jennet Brown in Easterlanglie, a.s.n. Robert 

Bryden ; w. Robert Fisher, James Hunter. 
,, 17. Philip Douglass and Agnes Hall in Melrose, a.d.n. Elisabeth Douglass ; 

w. George Martine, Andrew Martine. 
„ 19. William Simson and Jennet Murray in Langshaw, a.d.n. Jennet 

Simson ; w. Hugh Cairncross of Hislope, Thomas Turner. 
„ ,, Ale.\ander Wood and Jennet Young in Appletreeleaves, a.d.n. Marion 

Wood ; w. James Ainslie, Thomas Turner. 
„ 22. William Rennaldson and Agnes Mein in Newsteid, a.d.n. Elisabeth 

Rennaldson ; w. Andrew Bunzie, John Wilson. 
,. 29. James Bunzie and Jean Wilson in Newsteid, a.s.n. Andrew Bunzie ; 

w. Andrew Bunzie, John Wilson. 
„ „ William Mein and Jennet Wright in Galtonside, a.s.n. Robert Mein ; 

w. William Hoy, G'iorge Hoy. 
Sept. 5. James Kyle and Isabell Swoord in W^esthouses, a.d.n. Mary Kyle ; 

w, William Mabon, John Mabon. 
„ „ Andrew Mein and Helen Mein in Newsteid, a.s.n. John Mein ; w. 

Andrew Mein, Robert Pringle. 
„ ro. John Chisholme and Margaret Laing in Galtonside, a.s.n. William 

Chisholme and a.d.n. Kathann Chisholme ; w. . 

,, 12. David Lidderdale of Tores, collector of e.^cise, and Eleanor Dumbar, 

a.d.n. Eleanor; vv. Captain Dumbar, younger of Mochrum, Andrew 

Douglas, baillie, James Ellies ot Huntli wood, James Wilkieson, clerk. 
„ 16. Andrew .Shillinglaw and Jennet Grieve in Blainslie, a.s.n. Robert 

Shillinglaw ; w. Edward Darling, Robert Stirling. 
,, „ James Kerr and Isabell Allan in Bentmill, a.s.n. William Kerr ; w. 

Edwar 1 Darling, Robert Stirling. 
„ ,, Thomas Darling and Mary Dods in Blainslie, a.d.n. Agnes Darling ; 

w. Edward Darling, Robert Stirling. 
„ 19. Thomas Wight and Jennet Swoord in Galtonside, a.d.n. Jennet 

Wight ; vv. Andrew Mar, Mr. Robert Mar. 
,, ,, Andrew Hounam and Agnes Hitoun in Darnick, a.s.n. Andrew 

Hounam ; w. James Usher, Andrew Hitoun. 
,, 26. John Welch and Bessie Scott in Langhaugh, a.d.n. Helen Welch ; w. 

John Darling, George Martine. 
,, ,, NicoU Milne and Elspeth Vair in Newtoun, a.d.n. Agnes Milne ; w. 

Nicoll Milne, John Riddell. 
,, 30. Thomas Foster and Elisabeth Hope in Alelrose, a.d.n. Helen Foster ; 

w. Andrew Dauson, John Hoy. 
Oct. 17. John Haitlie and in Drygrainge boathouse, a.d.n. Anne Haitlie ; 

w. William Marshell, George Martine. 
„ 31. John Bowston and Agnes Thomson in Galtonside, a.s.n. John 

Bowston ; w. Archibald Frier, Robert Philip. 
Nov. 7. John Frier and Jennet Turner in Galtonside, a.d.n. Isabell F^rier ; w. 

Robert Frier, Robert Balantine. 
„ „ William Hopkirk and Isabell Hunter in Kilnow, a.s.n. William 

Hopkirk ; vv. William Hopkirk, John F^ier. 
„ 21. John Mercer and Mary Mein in Newsteid, a.d.n. Mary Mercer; vv. 

Robert Mein, Andrew Mein. 
„ 28. Mungo Laidlaw and Margaret Cochran in Newtoun, a.d.n. Christian 

Laidlaw ; w. James Laidlaw, Nicoll ]\Iilne 
Dec. 5. William Stodhart and Jennet Smith in Darnick, a.d.n. Isabell 

Stodhart ; w. James Stodhart, John Smith. 



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Dec. 7. George Shiell and Christian Cool-: in Melrose, a.d.n. Margaret Sliiell ; 

\v. Alexr. Cuok, William Cook. 
„ 15. James Stirling and in Blainslie, Stirling; \v. Richard 

Robson, Andrew Haliday. 
„ „ Richard Robson and in Blainslie, Robson ; w. James 

Stirling, Andrew Haliday. 
„ „ Andrew Haliday and Jennet iiain in Blainslie, Haliday ; w. 

Richard Robson, James Stirling. 
„ 19. James Wilson and Elisabeth Napier in Bridgend, a.d.n. Elisabeth 

Wilson ; w. Andrew Drummond, James Napier. 
„ „ Robert Biinzie and Katharin Thomson in Newsteid, a.s.n. Andrew 

Bunzie ; w. William Atchison, Robert Mein. 
„ 26. William Hoy and Isabell Hoy in Galtonside, a.s.n. John Hoy ; w. 

Andrew .Mar, Mr. Robert Mar. 
,, „ Nicoll Milne and Christian Blaikie in Melrose, a.d.n. .Margaret 

Milne ; w. Alexander Bell, William Milne. 
„ „ George Mein and Isabell Frier in Galtonside, a.d.n. Jennet Mein ; w. 

William Mein, Robert F^rier. 

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Jan. 2. John Gibson and Agnes Sclater in Melrose, a.s.n. David Gibson ; w. 

Henry Gibson, William Sclater. 
„ ,, James Laing and Christian Mein in Melrose, a.s.n. David Laing ; w. 

Richard Sclater, Alexander M'Faden. 
,, 10. Mr. Gideon Rutherfurd and Jean Kar in Westerlanglie, a.s.n. 

Gideon Rutherfurd ; w. James Fisher of Bearfaulds, George 

Martin. 
„ 20. William Young and Isabell Ormiston in Galtonside, a.d.n. Margaret 

Young ; w. Robert Ormiston, William Cook. 
.■\lexander Thomson and Agnes Hall in Blainslie, a.s.n. James 

Thomson ; w. Thomas Laidlaw, William Thynne. 
„ ,, James Houden and Elisabeth Hog in Hagburn, a.s n. George 

Houden ; w. Thomas Laidlaw, William Thynne. 
,, 26. Robert Balantine and Jennet Frier in Galtonside, a.s.n. John 

Balantme ; w. Adam Balantine, John Frier. 
„ 29. John Mabon and Jennet Mabon in Melrose, a.d.n. Jennet Mabon ; w. 

William Mabon, Thomas Mabon. 
Feb. 6. James Mercer and Margaret Vair in Darnick, a.d.n. Jennet Mercer ; w. 

James Stodhart, John Mercer. 
,, „ Walter Mabon and Elisabeth Gill in Danieltoun, a.d.n. Isabell 

Mabon ; w. Thomas Drummond, William Mabon. 
„ 8. John Brown and P^lisabeth Trotter in Mosshouses, a.s.n. .Alexander 

Brown ; w. .Alexander Trotter, (George Martine. 
,, 14. John Wallace and Margaret Dick in Blainslie, a.s.n. Mungo Wallace ; 

w. Edward Darling, William Thynne. 
„ 20. Nicoll Bower and Alison Riddell in Newtoun, a.s.n. Andrew Bower ; 

w. Richard Bower, John Riddell. 
„ „ Robert Mein, smith, and Jean Simontoun in Newsteid, a.d.n. Agnes 

Mein ; \v. John Mercer, William Rennaldsoun. 
.Mar. I. Richard Sclater and Margaret Mein in Blainslie, a.d.n. Marion 

.Sclater ; w. Thomas Darling, Robert Moftet. 
„ 6. John Hoy and Isabell Bartoun in Melrose, two sons n. Andrew 

and William Hoy ; w. William and George Hoy. 
„ I V Thomas Purvis and Isabell Lamb in Williamlaw, Purvis ; 



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„ John Notman and Isabell Martine in Colmeslie, Notman ; 

w. . 

20. Andrew Drummond antl Helen Mathison in Bridgend, a.s.n. William 

Drummond ; w. Thomas Mathison, John Napier. 
., Thomas Bowston and Elisabeth Rutherfurd in Galtonside, a.s.n, 

Andrew Bowston : w. Mr. Robert Mar, Thomas Bowston. 



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April 4. James Scott and Agnes Blaikie in Blainslie, Scott ; w. Edward 

Darling, William Thynne. 
,, 10. Andrew Stewart and Agnes Mein in Galtonside, a.s.n. Andrew 

Stewart ; w. George Bartoun, Robert Ormiston. 
„ „ Thomas Stenhouse and Helen Sibbald in Nerttoun, a.s.n. NicoU 

Stenhouse ; w. Nicoll Milne, John Riddell. 
„ 17. Thomas Wilson and Alison Hoy in Langhaugh, a.s.n. John Wilson ; 

w. Wilh'am Hoy, John Hoy. 
„ „ James Mercer and Jennet Craig in Melrose, a.d.n. Jean Metcer ; w. 

James Mercer, George Martine. 
„ 24. Thomas Martine and Jennet Runchiman in (laltonside, a.s.n. William 

Martine ; w. William Marline, John Sommervaill. 
„ ,, Walter V^etch and Helen Marshell in Galtonside, a.d.n. Helen Vetch ; 

w. Thomas Martine, Walter Thomson. 
„ ,, Walter Thomson and Margaret Hardie in Ladhopmuir, a.d.n. Margaret 

Thomson ; w. Walter Vetch, Thomas Martine. 
May 6. John Wood and Jennet Notman in Mosshouses, a.d.n. : Wood ; 

w. John Notman, John Forrest. 
,, 22. William Turner and Jennet Wright in Galtonside, a.d.n. Jennet 

Turner ; \v. George Wright, Charles Frier. 
„ „ Robert Mein and Jean Weir in Newsteid, a.d.n. Jennet Mein ; w. 

William Mein, James Brown. 
„ „ John Usher and Christian Bower in Eildon, a.s.n. Thomas Usher ; 

w. James Usher, John Sibbald. 
„ 27. Richard Thomson and Isabell Moffet in Williamlaw, a.s.n. James 

Thomson ; w. Mr. William Hunter, James Laidlaw. 
„ „ Andrew Scott and Isabel! Paterson in Buckholme, a.d.n. Isabell 

Scott ; w. James Laidlaw, Mr. William Hunter. 
„ „ James Laidlaw and Christian Brunton in Buckholme, a.d.n. Jean 

Laidlaw ; w. Mr. William Hunter, Andrew Scott. 
June 12. James Loury and Isabell Brown in Newtoun, a.s.n. Thomas Loury ; 

w. Nicoll Milne, John Riddell. 
„ „ John Mercer and Helen Sibbald in Darnick, a.s.n. Andrew Mercer ; 

w. James Usher, John Hitoun. 
,, „ Thomas Usher and Jennet Murray in Melrose, a.s.n. John Usher ; w. 

James EUies, Thomas Gardiner. 
„ 26. James Brown and Agnes Mein in Newsteid, a.s.n. James Brown ; w. 

James Hunter, William 13rown. 
„ ,, James Mein and Jennet Pursell in Newsteid, a.s.n. John Mein ; w. 

David Pursell, Mark Pursell. 
„ 29. James Watson and in Langshaw mill, Watson ; w. Edward 

Darling, John Thynne. 
July 15. John Gordon and Katharin Grieston in Darnick, Gordon ; 

w. . 

„ 24. John Milne and Helen Glendinning in Eildon, a.d.n. Agnes Milne ; w. 

John Sibbald, Alexander Mein. 
„ „ James Stodhart and Isabell Moss in Darnick, a.d.n. Isabell Stodhart ; 

w. William Dickson, John Mercer. 
Aug. 7. William Mein and Margaret Mein in Eildon, a.d.n. Marion Mein ; w. 

Richard Mein, Cornelius IMein. 
„ „ John Wilson and Elisabeth Pursell in Newsteid, a.d.n. Agnes Wilson ; 

w. John Mein, Robert Wilson. 
„ 14. Robert Martine and Elisabeth Purvis in Galtonside, a.d.n. Isabell 

Martine ; w. Robert Purvis, William Martine. 
„ 21. Adam Hislope and Elisabeth Mercer in Darnick, a.s.n. John Hislope ; 

w. John Walker, John Hounam. 
Sept. 4. John Smith and Margaret Phaup in Darnick, a.s.n. Andrew Smith ; 

w. John Smith, John Hounam. 
,, J I. Andrew Patersone and Alison Milne in Danieltoun, a.s.n. James 

Patersone ; w. William Gill, George Loury, 
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Sept. 21. Robert Paterson of Diy<,M-.iinge, and Anne Eliott, his lady, a.s.n. John 

I'atersone; w. Robert Fiblier of Easterlanghe, David lirown of Park. 
„ 25. James Sandilands and Margaret Lorn in BlainsHe, a.s.n. William 

Sandilands ; \v. Thomas Darling, Edward Darling. 
Oct. 9. The deceased Robert French and Elisabeth Hopkirk in Melrose, 

a.d.n. Margaret French, presented by William Hopkirk there ; w 

James Blaikie, James Hunter. 
,, 16. John Bell and Jennet Mabon in Melrose, a.s.n. Thomas Bell ; \v 

Alexander Bell, James Bowie. 
„ „ David Lidderdale of Tores, collector of excise, and Elenor Dumbar 

his lady, a.s.n. David Lidderdale ; w. Andrew Douglass, baillie 

John Christian, supervisor of excise. 
„ 23. William Wallace and .\Lary Scott in Melrose, a.d.n. Agnes Wallace ; 

w. James Wallace, George Martine. 
„ „ John Notman and Agnes Davie in Melrose, a.s.n. John Notman ; w. 

John i\Labon, Richard Sclater. 
Nov. 6. James Wilson and Elisabeth Rutherfurd in Eildon, a.s.n. Robert 

Wilson ; w. George Martine. John Wilson. 
,, „ W^illiam Bunzie and Jennet Fairbairn in Newsteid, a.s.n. Robert 

Bunzie ; w. Robert Fairbairn, Robert Bunzie. 
„ ,, James Moodie and Jennet Mercer in Darnick, a.s.n. John Moodie ; 

w. John Mercer, James Blaikie. 
„ 13. John Napier and Jennet Drummond in Bridgend, a.s.n. James Napier ; 

w. Andrew Drummond, James Wilson. 
„ „ George Vair and Jennet Drummond in Danieltoun, a.d.n. Jennet 

\'air ; w. Thomas Drummond, William Mabon. 
„ „ Robert Hilson and Agnes Bower in Melrose, a.s.n. John Hilson ; w. 

John Bell, George Hoy. 
„ 20. Henry Cochran and Jennet Vair in Newtoun, a.s.n. Andrew Cochran ; 

w. Thomas Milne, James Mein. 
„ „ George Loury and Margaret Gill in Danieltoun, a.d.n. Helen Loury ; 

w. .Andrew Patersone, William Gill. 
Dec. 4. John Fiddes and Jennet Pringle in Galtonside, a.s.n. James Fiddes ; 

w. Robert Pringle, George Martine. 
„ 25. Peter Moffet and Agnes Smith in Threepwood, a.s.n. William Mofifet ; 

w. Robert Moffet, Peter Mofifet. 
„ 28. Andrew Douglass, baillie, and Jean More in Melrose, a.s.n. William 

Douglass ; w. Mr. Walter Douglass, minister at Linton, David 

Lidderdale of Torres, collector of excise. 
1716. 
Jan I. Andrew Moss and Margaret Wauch in Darnick, a.d.n. Isabell Moss ; 

w. James W'auch, John Mercers. 
,, 8. Mr. Andrew Patersone, schoolmaster, and Jean Cowan in Melrose, 

a.d.n. Elisabeth Patersone ; w. James Heriot, Robert Scott. 
„ 15. James Heriot, officer of excise, and Helen Hume in Melrose, a.d.n. 

Helen Heriot ; w. James Hunter, James Blaikie. 
„ „ James Martine and Jennet Dickson in Darnick, a d.n. Elisabeth 

Martine ; w. Michael P'isher, .Michael f isher, younger. 
„ 22. Andrew Hitoun and Agnes Linton in Darnick, a. .d.n. .Agnes Hitoun ; 

vv. James Usher, James Mar. 
„ 29. Richard Fraiter and Isabell Mercer, a.s.n. Thomas Fraiter ; w. 

Thomas Drummond, .Andrew Mercer. 
Feb. 5. James Bowie and Marion Bell in Melrose, a.d.n. Isai^cll. Bowie ; \v. 

Alexander Bell, Robert Bunzie. 
„ 8. William Brown and Jean Thurbrand in Colme.^liehill, a.d.n. Jean 

Brown ; w. Thomas Brown, John Thynne. 
,, „ James Hunter and Margaret S])eeding in Blainslie, a.s.n. John Hunter ; 

w. John Thynne, William Thynne. 
„ ,, David (jrieve and Helen Pringle in Blainslie, a.d.n. Agnes Greive ; 

w. ii)hii TiiNune, William 'l"h\nne. 



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Feb. 19. NiroU Milne and Isabel! 'rurnbull in Newtoun, a.d.n. Elisabeth 

Milne ; w. John Kiddell, Thomas Stenhouse. 
„ 22. Thomas Marshell and Eupham Moftet in Easterhousbyre, a.s.n. John 

Marshell ; w. Robert Huntly, John Mercer. 
„ 23. William Henry and Elisabeth Douglass in Williamlaw, a.s.n. Michael 

Henry ; w. William Darling, Andrew Dryden. 
„ 26. John Bunzie and Agnes Turner in Melrose, a.d.n. Mary Bunzie ; \v. 

James Mercer, James Gray. 
Mar. 4. William Sclater and Helen Bunzie in Newsteid, a.d.n. Jennet Sclater ; 

\v. Thomas Bunzie, Robert Bunzie. 
„ 8. John Mercer and Helen Patersone in Colmeshe, a.s.n. William 

Mercer ; w. James Laidlaw, William Atchison. 
„ II. Nicoll Mercer and Mary Rennaldson in Bridgend, a.d.n. Margaret 

Mercer ; w. Andrew Drummond, Andrew Mercer. 
„ 18. Andrew Mercer and Margaret Maxwell in Danieltoun, a.s.n. Robert 

Mercer; w. Thomas Drummond, George \'air. 
„ „ Andrew Pringle and Margaret Pringle in Galtonside, a.d.n. Katharin 

Pringle ; w. Andrew Mar, Mr. Robert Mar. 
„ 19. Richard Sclater and Margaret Mein in Blainslie, a.s.n. Richard Sclater ; 

w. John Thynne, Edward Darling. 
„ „ John M'Henry and Margaret Caribbes in Blainslie, a.s.n. George 

M 'Henry ; w. Edward Darling, John Thynne. 
„ 25. James Caribbes and Isabell Crosbie in Sorrowlessfield, a.s.n. William 

Caribbes ; w. Robert Crosbie, John Pearson. 
April 8. Andrew Mercer and Margaret Frier in Darnick, a.s.n. Andrew 

Mercer ; w. John Mercer, John Hounam. 
,, 22. Andrew Mar and Susanna Lythgow in Galtonside, a.d.n. Elisabeth 

Mar ; w. James Hunter, George Martine. 
„ „ Robert Scott and Agnes Bunzie in Newsteid, a.d.n. Jennet Scott ; w. 

Robert Bunzie, William Bunzie. 
May T. Mungo Park and Margaret Cranstoun in Westhouses Boathouse, 

a.s.n. John Park ; w. Thomas Mathison, John Park. 
, 20. Andrew Mercer and Katharin Mercer in Ijridgend, a.d.n. Isabell 

Mercer ; w. John Mercer, Nicoll Mercer. 
„ „ Robert Bunzie and Marion Hopkirk in Newsteid, a.s.n. Robert 

Bunzie ; w. William Hopkirk, John Bunzie. 
,, „ James Mein and Elisabeth Hitoun in Newtoun, a.d.n. Mary Mein ; w. 

Nicoll Milne, Thomas Stenhouse. 
„ „ Andrew Bryden and Jennet Brown in Easterlanglie, a.s.n. James 

Bryden ; w. Robert Fisher, David Speeding. 
„ „ William Dickson and .Margaret Kyle in Darnick, a.d.n. Isabell 

Dickson ; w. James Mein, Andrew Mercer. 
„ 22. John Tait and in IMainslie, a.s.n. Robert Tait ; w. John Thynne, 

Thomas Darling. 
„ 25. Thomas Williamson and Mary Mein in Newsteid, a.s.n. William 

Williamson ; w. . 

June 3. Robert Philip and Margaret Sclater in Galtonside.a.s.n. John Philip ; 

w. Robert Balantine, Robert Haliwell. 
,, 7. John Mercer, Beatshiell, and Scott in Darnick, a.s.n. William 

Mercer, w. John Mercer, James Usher. 
„ 10. John Pearson and Margaret Crosbie in Old Melrose, a.d.n. Isabell 

Pearson ; w. Robert Crosbie. James Caribbes. 
,, 14. James Fisher, Bearfaulds, and ^Iargaret Kar in Darnick, a.s.n. James 

Fisher ; w. John Walker, John Grieston. 
,, 17. John Cochran and Jennet Rutherfurd in Newtoun, a.d.n. Isabell 

Cochran ; \\. Nicoll Milne, John Riddell. 
,. 25. William Hutchison and Jennet Speeding in Langhaugh, a.s n. 

Alexander Hutchison ; w. Robert Fisher and . 

July 12. John Mercer and Elisabeth Hitoun in Bridgend, a.d.n. Isabell 

Mercer ; w. lohn Mercer, Andrew Drummond. 



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July 17. James Ainslie and Jean Watson in Langshaw mill, a.cl.n. Jean 
Ainslie ; w. Edward Darling, Robert Frier. 
John Frierand Jennet Turner in Mosshouses, a.d.n. Alison Frier; w. 
Robert Frier, Edward Darling. 
Aug. 5. James Loury and Isabell Brown in Newtoun, a.s.n. John Loury ; w. 
(ieorge Martine, Andrew Marline. 
„ ig. Richard Robson and Bessie Pringle in Blainslie, a.s.n. Richard 

Robson ; w. Edward Darling, William Thynne. 
„ „ John Rae and Mary Park in Housbyre, a.d.n. Isabell Rae ; w. John 
Mercer, George ^lartine. 
Sept. 2. James Bunzie and Jean Wilson in Newsteid, a.s.n. James Bunzie ; w. 
Andrew Bunzie, John Mercer. 
„ 23. Andrew Mein and Helen Mein in Newsteid, a.s.n. Robert Mein ; w. 

Andrew Mein, Robert Mein. 
„ „ Walter Mabon and Elisabeth Gill in Danieltoun, a.d.n. Jennet 

Mabon ; w. Thomas Drummond, William Mabon. 
„ „ Robert Bunzie and Beatrix Frame in Newsteid, a.d.n. Agnes Bunzie ; 

w. Robert Bunzie, Thomas Bunzie. 
„ 30. Thomas Gill and Alison Gill in Danieltoun, a.d.n. Helen Gill ; w. 
Andrew Paterson, George Loury. 
Oct. 7. William Mabon and Marion Sclater in Newsteid, a.s.n. John Mabon ; 
w. William Sclater, John Wilson. 
„ 13. John Hitoun and Jennet Mercer in Darnick, a.s.n. John Hitoun ; w. 

John Mercer, George Martine. 
,, 14. John Paterson and Margaret Riddell in Galtonside, a.s.n. John 

Patersone ; w. Andrew Scott, William Young. 
,, „ James \'air and Margaret Kerr in Newtoun, a.d.n. Isabell \'air ; w. 
William Kerr, John Riddell. 
Nov. 4. Thomas Mathison and Margaret Bonniton in Westhouses, a.d.n. 
Agnes Mathison ; \v. Thomas Mathison, Alexander Mathison. 
,, II. Robert Balantine and Jennet Frier in Galtonside, a.d.n. Isabell 

Balantine ; w. Robert Frier, John Frier. 
„ ,, Robert Crosbie and Elisabeth Crosbie in Sorrowlessfield, a.d.n. 

Helen Crosbie ; w. James Caribbes, John Pearson. 
„ 18. William Milne and Isabell Milne in Newsteid, a.d.n. Isabell Milne ; 

w. John Riddell, Nicoll Milne. 
„ 25. Andrew Stewart and Agnes Mein in (Jaltonside, a.s.n. Robert 

Stewart ; w. George Stewart, George Bartoun. 
„ ,, James Laing and Christian Mein in Melrose, a.d.n. Margaret Laing ; 

w. Richard Sclater, James Ellies. 
„ ,, George Bartoun and Alison Mercer in Galtonside, a.d.n. Helen 
Bartoun ; w. John Hoy, Andrew Mercer. 
Dec. 2. Walter Ker and Jennet Moffat in Galtonside, a.d.n. Jennet Ker ; w. 
John Moffet, William Mathison. 
,, ,, William Mathison and Jiennet Livingston in Galtonside, a.d.n. Isabell 

Mathison ; w. James Mathison, James Miles. 
„ „ James Mar and Margaret fiercer in Darnick, a.d.n. Isabell Mar ; w. 

James Wauch, William Lookup. 
„ „ Philip Douglass and Agnes Hall in Melrose, a.d.n. Christian 

Douglass ; w. James Phaup, Thomas Gardiner. 
„ „ Joseph Cuninghame, soldier in Preston's Regiment, and Katharin 
Waldie, a.d.n. Katharin Cuninghame ; w. George Martine, 
Andrew Martine. 
„ 4. Edward Lithgow and Marion Rommanus in Appletreeleaves, a.s.n. 

John Lithf^ow ; w. Andrew Darling, Thomas Laidlaw. 
„ „ Andrew Darling and Helen Lithgow in Threepwood, a.d.n. Christian 

Darling ; w. Walter Thomson, George Thomson. 
„ „ Thomas I.aidlaw and Elisabeth Simontoun in Colmeslie, a.d n. 
Elisabeth Laidlaw ; w. James Ainslie, John Rae. 



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■Dec. 4. Robert Walker and Jennet Curry in Lanyhaugh, a.s.n. George 

Walker ; \v. Walter Thomson, George Thomson. 
„ 9. Andrew Mein and Elisabeth Richardson in Eildon, a.d.n. Katharin 

Alein ; w. John Sibbald, Alexander Mein. 
„ „ Thomas Steel and Margaret Elliot in Melrose, a.s.n. Thomas Steel ; 

\v. John Moodie, Andrew Dauson. 
„ 16. Robert Wilson and Margaret Pearson in Drygrainge, a.s.n. John 

Wilson ; w. John Pearson, George Martinc. 
„ 23. James Mercer and Jennet Craig in Newsteid, a.d.n. Jennet Mercer; 

w. George Martine, William Mercer. 
1717. 
Jan. 6. John Sjjrotts and Margaret Hitoun in Darnick, a.s.n. John Sprotts ; 

w. Robert Scott, Mark Blaikie. 
„ 8. Robert Pringle and Jean Gilry, a.d.n. Jean Pringle, by fornication ; 

w. Robert P^isher, George Martine. 
„ 13. Thomas Sclater and Jennet Vair in Eildon, a.s.n. Robert Sclater ; w. 

John Bunzie, Robert Sclater. 
„ 15. Alexander Wood and in Buckholme, a.s.n. Alexander Wood ; w. 

Edward Lithgow, John Fraiter. 
„ ,, James Chisholme and Isabell Patersone in Langhaugh, a.d.n. Isabell 

Chisholme ; w. John F'raiter, Edward Lithgow. 
,, 20. John Gibson and Agnes Sclater in .Melrose, a.d.n. Mary Gibson ; w. 

Mr. .Andrew Patersone, Robert Sclater. 
„ 27. John Mercer and Mary Mein in Newsteid, a.s.n. Robert Mercer ; w. 

John Mein, Andrew Mein. 
„ „ Andrew Mein and Jennet Mercer in Newsteid, a.d.n. Agnes Mein ; 

w. John Mein, John Mercer. 
„ 30. John Hoy and Isabell Bartoun in Melrose, a.d.n. Alison Hoy ; w. 

Robert Bunzie, Thomas Martine. 
Feb. 3. John Usher and Christian Bower in Eildon, a.s.n. James Usher ; w. 

James Usher, John Bunzie. 
„ ,, Thomas Lookup and Jean Martine in Melrose, a.s.n. Thomas 

Lookup ; w. Andrew Lookup, William Lookup. 
,, 5. John Boyd and Isabell Coatts in Langshaw, a.s.n. Adam Boyd ; w. 

John Gray, George Martine. 
Mar. 3. John Mein and Mary Mein in Newsteid, a.s.n. Robert Mein ; w. 

Andrew Mein, James Hunter. 
„ „ Mungo Laidlaw and Margaret Cochran in Newtoun, a.s.n. Nicoll 

Laidlaw ; w. James Laidlaw, Nicoll Milne. 
,, ,, Walter Brodie and Margaret Bunzie in Melrose, a.s.n. Robert 

Brodie ; w. John Bunzie, George .Atchison. 
„ 4. Richard Thomson and Isabell Moffet in Appletreelea\es, a.d.n. 

Isabell Thomson ; w. John Darling, Edward Lithgow. 
„ 13. Andrew Shillinglaw and Jennet Grieve in Blainslie, a.d.n. Isabell 

Shillinglaw ; w. David Grieve, William Thynne. 
,, 17. Alexander M'Faden and Agnes Napier in Melrose, a.d.n. Helen 

M'Faden ; w. Andrew M'Faden, James M'Faden. 
„ 24. Andrew Moss and Margaret Wauch in Darnick, a.s.n. James. Moss ; 

w. James Wauch, John Mercer. 
,, „ Andrew Drummond and Helen Mathison in Bridgeni.1, a.s.n. Thomas 

Drummond ; w. Thomas Mathison, William Darling. 
,, 25. Thomas Turner and Alison Murray in Colmeslie, a.s.n. William 

Turner ; w. Andrew Scott, George Martine. 
Mar. 25. Andrew Scott and Isabell Patersone in Langshaw, a.s.n. John Scott; 

w. Thomas Turner, George Martine. 
,, 31. William Stodhart and Jennet Smith in Darnick, a.s.n. George 

Stodhart ; w. James Stodhart, John Smith. 
April 9. James Houden and in Hagburn, a.s.n. James Houden ; w. John 

Thynne, James Grieve. 
,, „ Walter Thomson and Margaret Hardie in Ladhopmuir, a.d.n. Marion 

Thomson ; w. John Thynne, James Grieve. 



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April lo. Thomas rurxis and l^ahcll I.anih in Drygrainge, a.d.n. Anne Purvis ; 

w. Robert I'aterson lliereof, James Purvis. 
„ 14. Robert Hunter and Jean liruck in Melrose, a.d.n. Helen Hunter; \v. 

Andrew Martine, James Hunter. 
„ 21. John Milne and Helen (ilendinnini; in Eildon, a.s.n. William Milne ; 

\v. John .Sibbald, Alexander Mein. 
„ ,, |ohn .Smith and Helen Mercer in Darnick, a.s.n William Smith ; w. 

James .Moodie, John Smith. 
„ 28. John Wilson and Elisabeth Pursellin Newsteid, a.d.n. Jennet Wilson ; 

\v. Andrew Mein, Bernard Mercer. 
May 2. John Chisholme and Margaret Ritchie in Bentmill, a.s.n. John 

Chisholme ; \v. John Thxnne, James Grieve. 
„ ,, James Mitchell and Jennet Fraiter in Blainslie, a.d.n. Marion 

Mitchell ; w. James Grieve, John Thynne. 
„ ,, Thomas Sandilands and Marion Swanston in Colmeslie, a.d.n. Jennet 

Sandilands ; \v. Joiin Thynne, James Grieve. 
„ 26. Robert Mein and Jean Simontoun in Newsteid, a.s.n. Andrew Mein ; 

w. Robert Mein, George Martine. 
„ „ Robert Mein and Jean Weir in Newsteid, a.s.n. Robert Mein ; w. 

Robert Mein, George Martine. 
,, „ Francis Pringle and F^lspeth Trotter, a.s.n. Alexander Pringle, by 

fornication ; w. Robert Mein, George Martine. 
,, 28. George Kirkhope and Jennet Knight in Buckholme, a.d.n. Jennet 

Kirkhope ; w. James Laidlaw, William Napier. 
June 2. John Gill and Alison King in Newtoun, a.d.n. Jennet Gill ; w. Nicoll 

Milne, Thomas Stenhouse. 
,, 15. Robert Ormiston and Agnes Smith in Galtonside, a.d.n. Jennet 

Ormiston ; \v. James Young, William Martine. 
,, 16. Gilbert Welch in Melrose and Marion Corser, a.s.n. William Welch ; 

w. Robert Bunzie, George Martine. 
„ „ Robert Bunzie and Marion Hopkirk in Newsteid, a.d.n. Marion 

Bunzie ; w. Gilbert Welch, George Martine. 
„ 23. Mr. Andrew Paterson, schoolmaster in Melrose, and Jean Cowan, 

a.d.n. Elisabeth Paterson ; w. Andrew Paterson, Robert Scott. 
,, 30. James Lauder and Mary Brounlees in Housbyre, a.s.n. Thomas 

Lauder ; w. George Martine, Andrew Martine. 
July II. John Haliwell and Helen Nicoll in Galtonside, a.d.n. ISLargaret 

Haliwell ; w. William Bell, William Hoy. 
„ 21. John Bower and .'\gnes Dalgliesh in Eildon ; a.d.n. Jennet Bower; 

w. John Sibbald, Mungo Dalgliesh. 
,, 28. James Bowston and Marion Blaikie in Galtonside, a.s.n. Thomas 

Bowston ; w. James Blaikie, Thomas Bov'stone. 

Aug. 2. James Ker and Isabell Allan in Colmeslie, a.s.n. John Kerr ; w. . 

,, 3. Nicoll Bower and Alison Riddell in Newtoun, Bower ; w. . 

„ 4. William Sandilands and Katharin Mar in Galtonside, a.s.n. James 

Sandilands ; w. Andrew Mar, William Hoy. 
„ „ George Mein and Isabell Frier in Galtonside, a.d.n. Agnes Mein ; w. 

William Mein, William Hoy. 
,, ,, John Notman and Isabell Martine in Sorrowlessfield, a.tl.n. Elisabeth 

Notman ; w. William Sandilands, George Mein. 
„ 5. James Laidlaw and Christian Brunton in Buckholme, a.s.n. Rober 

Laidlaw ; w. William Napier, George Martine. 
,, g. William Bunzie and Jennet Fairbairn in Newsteid, a.d.n. Helen 

Bunzie ; w. Robert Bunzie, William Sclater. 
„ 19. Adam Hislope and Elisabeth Mercer in Darnick, a.d.n. Isabell 

Hislope : w. William Hislope, George Martine. 
„ 25. William .Mein and Margaret Mein in Eildon, a.s.n. Richard Mein : w. 

John Bunzie, Cornelius Mein. 
,, 26. George Wight and Jennet Carmichell in Williamlaw, a.d.n. Isabell 
Wight ; w. John Frater, Walter W'atsone. 



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1717. 

Sept. 8. Thomas Williamson and IMary Alein in Nevvsteid, a.s.n. William 

Williamson ; w. William Williamson, Robert Williamson. 
„ „ William Young and Isabell Ormiston in Galtonside, a.d.n. Jennet 

Young ; w. Thomas Wight, Robert Balantine. 
,, „ William Napier and Helen Mathison in Buckholme, a.s.n. James 

Napier ; \v. James Napier, John Napier. 
,, 15. John Notman and Agnes Davie in Melrose, a.d.n. Helen Notman ; w. 

John Mabon, Thomas Gill. 
,, „ John Dauson and Margaret Fairbairn, a.d.n. Alison Dauson, by 

fornication ; w. Alexander Mein, Thomas Mein. 
„ 22. Thomas Martine and Jennet Runchiman in Galtonside, a.d.n. Christian 

Martine ; w. William Martine, George Martine. 
„ „ George Herd and in Blainslie, a.d.n. Christian Herd ; w. Thomas 

Martine, George Martine. 
„ 29. Alexander I3ell and Jennet Hell in Melrose, a.s.n. John Bell ; w. John 

Bell, James Bowie. 
Oct. 6. John Bell and Jennet Mabon in Melrose, a.s.n. John Bell ; \v. 

Alexander Bell, George Atchison. 
„ „ George .Atchison and Elisabeth Hopkirk in Melrose, a.d.n. Elisabeth 

Atchison ; \v. William Hopkirk, John Bell. 
„ ,, William Mein and Wright in Galtonside, a.d.n. Jennet Mein ; 

\v. James Mein, John Bell. 
„ 8. John Hardie and Christian Dewar in Langshaw, a.d.n. Christian 

riardie ; \v. . 

„ 27. James Mein and Elisabeth Hitoun in Newtoun, a.s.n. Uavid Mein : 

w. NicoU Milne, John Riddell. 
„ „ Walter Vetch and Helen Marshell in Galtonside, a.d.n. Christian 

Vetch ; w. Andrew Mar, Mr. Robert Mar. 
Nov. 3. James Usher and Agnes Frier in Darnick, a.s.n. James Usher ; w. 

John Usher, Charles Frier. 
,, II. William Swanston and Jennet Davidson in Mosshouses, a.s.n. David 

Swanston ; w. George Martine and — — . 
„ 17. James Mercer and Margaret Vair in Darnick, a.s.n. Robert Mercer; 

w. Andrew Moss, James Stodhart. 
' ^ It )» John Chisholme and Margaret Laing in Galtonside, a.d.n. Mary 

Chisholme ; w. James Laing, James Mercer. 
,, ,, Thomas Stavert and Marion Williamson in Langhaugh, a.s.n. James 

Stavert ; vv. James Williamson, Hugh Young. 
„ 24. William Turner and Jennet Wright, in Galtonside, a.s.n. George 

Turner ; w. George Wright. George Martine. 
Dec. 8. John Smith and Margaret Phaup in Darnick, a.d.n. Agnes Smith ; 

w. James Phaup, John Smith. 
„ 22. James Wilson and Elisabeth Napier in Bauchlin, a.d.n. Jean Wilson ; 

w. James Napier, George Martine. 
„ ,, Andrew Mercer and Katharin Mercer in Bridgend, a.s.n. John 

Mercer ; w. Mr. Andrew Patersone, George Martine. 
„ 24. William Wilson and Helen Lauder in Blainslie, a.d.n. Helen 

Wilson ; w. John Stirling, James Stirling. 
„ 29. John Bunzie and Anne Davidson in Newsteid, a.s.n. Thomas 

Bunzie ; w. John Mercer, Robert Bunzie. 
„ „ Robert Mein and Agnes Chisholme in Newsteid, a.d.n. Jean Mein : 

w. John Mercer, Robert Bunzie. 
1718. 
Jan. 23. James Stirling and Sommervaill in Blainslie, a.s.n. Robert 

Stirling ; w. James Grieve, William Thynne. 
,, 26. William Morison and Margaret Bowie in Melrose, a.s.n. James 

Morison ; w. James Bowie, William Hopkirk. 
Feb. 2. Robert Balantine and Jennet Frier in Galtonside, a.s.u. William 

Balantine ; vv. Robert Frier, John Frier. 



104 Melrose Record of Baptisms. 

1718. 

Feb. 2. Thomas Gill and Alison Gill in Danieltoun, a.d.n. Jean Gill ; w. 

Andrew Patersone, George Louiy. 
„ 6. Thomas Thynne and Jean Montgomery in Whitlie, a.s.n. Robert 

Thynne ; w. Mr William Hunter, George Hog. 
„ 9. Nicoll Milne and Isabell lurnbull in Newloun, a.d.n. Christian 

Milne ; \v. Thomas Stenhouse, Thomas Milne. 
„ ., Thomas Stenhouse and Helen Sibbald in Newtoun, a.d.n. Agnes 

Stenhouse ; w. Nicol Milne, Thomas Milne. 
,, „ Thomas Milne and Jennet Milne in Newtoun, a.d.n. Alison Milne; 

w. Nicol Milne, Thomas Stenhouse. 
,, ,, Andrew Mercer and Margaret Ma.\well in Melrose, a.d.n. Margaret 

Mercer ; w. Thomas Drummond, Cicorge Mercer. 
,, „ Robert Edgar and Jean Young in Melrose, a.d.n. Mary Edgar ; 

w. Jolin Mabon, David Henderson. 
„ I I. lames Grieve and Allan in Blainslie, a.d.n. Margaret Grieve ; 

w. Hugh Allan, William Thynne. 
,, 26. John Darling and Jennet Bowston in Appletreeleaves, a.s.n. John 

Darling and a.d.n. Jennet Darling ; w. . 

,, ,, Peter Moffet and Agnes Smith in Threepwood, Moffet ; 

w. . 

Mar. 3. John Haitlie and Cecill Gladstones in Drygrainge Boathouse, 

Haitlie ; w. Andrew Pringle and 

„ g. Charles Frier and Agnes Thurbrand in Galtonside, a.s.n. James Frier ; 

w. Alexander Knox, Robert Huntlie. 
„ „ William Hoy and Isabell Hoy in Galtonside, a.d.n. Christian Hoy , 

w. Alexander Knox, Robert Huntlie. 
„ 16. John Moffet and Christain Ker in Galtonside, a.s.n. John Moffet ; 

w. Thomas Bowstone, Thomas Haliwell. 
,, „ Thomas Foster and Elisabeth Hope in Galtonside, a.s.n. Andrew 

P'oster ; w. Andrew Mar, Mr. Robert Marre. 
„ 23. James Moodie and Jennet Mercer in Darnick, a.s.n. William 

Moodie ; w. John Mercer, George Marline. 
„ ,, Andrew Bryden and Jennet Brown in Easterlangiie, a.s.n. Adam 

Bryden ; w. David Speeding, George Mercer. 
„ „ James Martine and Jennet Dickson in Darnick, a.d.n Margaret 

Martine ; w. Michael Fisher, John Hownam. 
,, „ William Wallace and Mary Scott in Melrose, a.s.n. James Wallace ; 

w. Thomas Gardiner, William Lookup. 
„ ,, Robert Hilson and Agnes Bower in Melrose, a.s.n. Robert Hilson ; 

w. George Hoy, Alexander M'Faden. 
,, 26. James Watson and Jennet Henderson in Langshaw Mill, a.d.n. 

Jean Watson ; w. James Ainslie, John Hardie. 
,, ,, John Wallace and Margaret Dick in Blainslie, a.s.n. James W'allace ; 

w. John Stirling, James Grieve. 
„ „ James Raith and Agnes Shillinglaw in Blainslie, a.s.n. James Raith ; 

w. James Grieve, John Stirling. 
" St 3°- John Wadderston and Jean Ramsay in Newsteid, a.d.n. Elisabeth 

Wadderston ; w. Andrew Lindsay, George Marline. 
A))ril 6. James Caribbes and Isabell Crosbie in Sorrowlessfield, a.d.n. Jean 

Caribbes ; w. John Pearson, James Purves. 
„ 8. Robert Fatersone of Drygrainge and Anne Eliot, his lady, a.s.n. 

William Patcrsone ; w. David Brown of Park, James Purves. 
,, 21. John Frier and Jennet Turner in Housbyrc, a.s.n. John Frier; w. 

'I'homas Turner, Robert Frier. 
,, „ Mungo Park and Isabell Hervie in Westhouses boathouse, a.s.u. 

Thomas Park ; w. John Hervie, George Martine. 
May 18. John Notman and Jennet Waddell in Gledswood, a.d.n. Alison 

Notman ; w. John WaddcU, William Waddell. 
„ „ James Wilson and Elisabeth Rutherfurd in Eildon, a.d.n. Jeati 

Wilson ; w. Alexander Mein, John Sibbald. 



Melrose Record of Baptisms. 105 

1718. 

May 25. James Mein and Margaret Mein in Newsteid, a.s.n. John Mein ; 

w. Andrew Mein, John Mercer. 
June 8. John Purvis and Jean Martine in Langhaugh, Purvis ; w. 

Cieorge Martine, Andrew Martine. 
,, 20. James Boyd and Elisabeth Raith in Blainshe, a.d.n. Agnes Boyd ; \v. 

Alexander Fisher, James Sandilands. 
,, „ James Sandilands and Agnes Lorimer in Colmesliehill, a.d.n. Jean 

Sandilands ; w. Alexander Fisher, James Boyd. 
July 7. John Tait and Jennet Pringle in Blainslie, a.d.n. Elisabeth Tait ; w. 

Robert Purvis, James Purvis. 
„ „ Walter Watson and Jennet Lauder in Kedzliedoors, a.d.n. Agnes 

Watson ; w. Robert Purvis, James I'urvis. 
,, 13. Andrew Usher and Isabell Thomson in Darnick, a.d.n. Marion 

Usher ; w. James EUies, George Martine. 
„ 20. William Sclater and Helen Bunzie in Newsteid, a.d.n. Agnes Sclater ; 

w. Robert Bunzie, John Bunzie. 
„ 24. James Mar and Margaret Mercer in Darnick, a.d.n. Margaret Mar ; 

w. Andrew Mar, Robert Mar. 
„ 28. Robert Scott and Agnes Bunzie in Newsteid, Scott ; w. Andrew 

Martine, George Martine. 
Aug. 24. James Bunzie and Jean Wilson in Newsteid, a.s.n. James Bunzie ; w. 

Andrew and Robert Bunzies. 
,, 31. George Mercer and Agnes Knox in Easterlanglie, a.s.n. George 

Mercer ; w. Robert Fisher, Andrew Bryden. 
,, „ .Alexander Pringle and Marion Pringle in Galtouoide, Pringle ; 

w. Mr. Robert Mar, Andrew Linsday. 
Sept. 3. John Mercer and Helen Sibbald in Darnick, a.d.n. Jennet Mercer ; 

w. John Hitoun, James Usher. 
,, 7. John Pearson and Caribbes in Old Melrose, a.s.n. George 

Pearson and a.d.n. Elisabeth Pearson ; w. James Caribbes, Adam 

l^alantine. 
,, 10. George Bartoun and Alison Mercer in Galtonside, a.s.n. George 

Bartoun ; w. George Bartoun, James Bowston. 
„ 14. Andrew Hitoun and Agnes Linton in Darnick, a.s.n. John Hitoun ; 

w. James Usher, James Mar. 
„ „ James Vair and ]\Largaret Ker in Newtoun, a.s.n. William \'air ; w. 

Nicoll Milne, William Ker. 
„ „ George Geddes and Christian Spear in Langshaw, a.s.n. John 

Geddes ; w. Thomas Thynne, John Wood. 
„ 28. Thomas Milne and Christian Walker in Newtoun, a.s.n. John Milne ; 

w. Nicoll Milne, John Milne. 
Oct. 26. James Rennaldson and Isabell Leadhouse in Darnick, a.s.n. James 

Rennaldson ; w. John Mercer, John Smith. 
„ „ Robert Ormiston and Agnes Smith in Galtonside, a.d.n. Isabell 

Ormiston ; w. John Smith, John Mercer. 
Nov. 23. Thomas Wilson and Alison Hoy in Langhaugh, a.s.n. George 

Wilson ; w. George Hoy, John Hoy. 
Dec. 14. Weaker Rae and Anne Eccles in Newtoun, Rae ; w. Nicoll 

MiJne, John Riddell. 
„ 21. James Sibbald and Moss in Darnick, a.s.n. George Stodhart ; w. 

John Mercer, William Stodhart. 
„ 22. William Mein and Margaret Mein in Newtoun, a.d.n. Margaret Mein ; 

w. Nicoll Milne, John Bunzie. 

1719- 
Jan. 4. Nicoll Milne and Elspeth Yair in Newtoun, a.s.n. William Milne ; 

w. Nicoll Milne, Thomas Stenhouse. 
„ „ Nicoll Milne and .Agnes Turnbull in Newtoun, a.d.n. Jennet Milne ; 

w. Nicoll Milne, Thomas Stenhouse. 
„ „ John Sibbald and Agnes Stenhouse in Eildon, a.d.n. Christian 

Sibbald ; w. Nicoll Milne, Thomas Stenhouse. 



io6 Melrose Record of Baptisms. 

1719. 

Jan. 4. Walter Mabon and Elisabeth Gill in Danieltoun, a.d.n. Katharin 

IMabon ; w. John Sibbald, Nicoll Milne. 
,, 7. James Purvis and Agnes Knox in Sorrowlessfield, a.s.n. Andrew 

Purvis ; w. Robert Purvis, William Wilsone. 
„ 8. John Mercer and Helen I'atersone in Westhouses, a.s.n. Andrew 

Mercer ; w. Andrew Mar, Mr. Robert Mar. 
„ II. John Gibson and Agnes Sclater in Melrose, a.s.n. William Gibson ; 

w. Henry (jibson, John Mabon. 
„ 18. John Bell and Jennet Mabon in Melrose, a.d.n. Jean Bell ; w. James 

P)0\vie, -Alexander Bell. 
,, 25. Richard Bower and Isabell Simson in Eildon, a.d.n. Jean Bower ; w. 

John Sil)bald, John Bunzie. 
,, 31. Andrew Mein and Jennet Mein in Newsteid, a.s.n. John Mein ; w. 

William Milne, John Milne. 
Feb. I. Thomas Mein and Isabell Hoy in Eildon, a.s.n. Alexander Mein ; w. 

(jeorge Hoy, John Hoy. 
„ 8. .Andrew Bunzie and Margaret Robertson in Newsteid, a.s.n. Andrew 

Bunzie ; w. Robert Bunzie, James Bunzie. 
,, 10. William Hutchison and Jennet Speeding in Westhouses, a.s.n. 

-Andrew Hutchison ; w. John F^raiter, John Darling. 
Mar. 10. George Thomson and Hardie in Ladhopmuir, a.s.n. John 

Thomson ; w. Walter Thomson, Andrew Martine. 
„ II. Mr. Andrew Palersone, schoolmaster, and Jean Cowan in Melrose, 

two daughters named Jean and Margaret Patersone ; w. . 

„ 22. James Bowie and Marion Bell in Melrose, a.s.n. Alexander Bowie ; 

w Alexander Bell, Robert Bunzie. 
„ ,, James Loury and Isabell Brown in Newtoun, a.s.n. John Loury ; w. 

Nicoll Milne, John Riddell. 
„ 25. James Laidlaw and Christian Brunton in Buckholme, a.d.n. Eupham 

Laidlaw ; w. Andrew Darling, James Davidson. 
,, „ Andrew Darling and Helen Lithgow in Threepwood, Darling ; 

w. James Laidlaw, James Davidson. 
April 5. Robert Hunter and Jean Brock in Melrose, a.s.n. James Hunter ; w. 

James Hunter, Andrew Martine. 
,, 19. Mungo Laidlaw and Margaret Cochran in Newtoun, a.s.n. James 

Laidlaw ; w. James Laidlaw, Nicoll Milne. 
May 3. John Napier and Drummond, a.s.n. William Napier ; w. Andrew 

Drummond, Andrew Mercer. 
,, „ Philip Douglass and .Agnes Hail in Melrose, a.d.n. Emilia Douglass ; 

w. James Phaup, Alexander Bell. 
„ ,, Alexander Bell and Jennet Bell in Melrose, a.d.n. Anne Bell ; w. 

James l^owie, Robert Bunzie. 
„ 10. William Mathison and Jennel Livingston in Galtonside, a.s n. James 

Mathison ; w. James Mathison, Andrew Mar. 
„ 12. Robert Stirling and Isabell Stewart in Blainslie, a.s.n. John Stirling ; 

w. John .Stirling, James Stirling. 
„ ,, James White and Jennet Turnbull in Hawicksheill, a.d.n. Jane 

White ; w. John -Stirling, James Stirling. 
„ „ John Spotwood and Agnes Wilsone in Langhaugh, a.s.n. Helen 

Spotwood ; w. John Kisher, Robert Fisher. 
May 25. James BoAston and Marion Pdaikie in (jaltonside, a.s.n. James Bow- 

ston ; w. Andrew Bowston, James Blaikie. 
„ „ John Fiddes and Jennet Pringle in (jaltonside, Fiddes ; w. James 

Blaikie, .Andrew Bowston. 
June 4. Richard Thomson and Isabell Moffel in Williamlaw, a.d.n. Isabell 

Thomson ; w. Mr. William Hunter, Thomas Thynne. 
„ ,, Jf)hn Herd and Agnes Small in Whitliedykes, a.d.n. Helen Herd ; 

w. Mr. William Hunter, Thomas Thynne. 
,, 7. George Atchison and Elisabeth Hopkirk in Melrose, a.d.n. Jennet 

Atchison ; w. William Hopkirk, Thomas Atchison. 



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June 28. Nicoll Mercer and Christian Alem in Darnick, a.s.n. William fiercer ; 
\v. James Alein, William Grieston. 
,, ,, John Hoy and Isabell liartoun in Melrose, a.s.n. John Hoy ; \v. 
George Hoy, George Bartoun. 
July 3. Richard Robson and Elisabeth Pringle in Blainslie, a.s.n. James 
Robson ; \v. John Thynne, Hugh Allan. 
, „ William Thynne and Marion Fairbairn in Hlainslie, a.d.n. Margaret 

Thynne ; \v. John Thynne, Hugh Allan. 
„ 20. John Lavvson of Colmeslie and Sarah Gunter, his lady, a.d.n. Margaret 
Lawson ; w. Mr. Gideon Rutherfurd, George Martina. 
Aug. 2. William Bunzie and Jennet Fairbairn in Newsteid, a.s.n. William 
Bunzie ; w. Robert Fairbairn, Robert Bunzie. 
„ „ Robert Bunzie and Marion Hopkirk in Newsteid, a.d.n. Mary Bunzie ; 

w. William Hopkirk, William Bunzie. 
„ y. Andrew Stewart and Agnes Mein in Galtonside, a.s.n. Robert Stewart ; 
w. George Stewart, Robert Ormiston. 

„ „ John Chisholme and Margaret Ritchie in Langshaw, Chisholme ; 

w. George Martine, Andrew Martine. 
,, 23. John Cochran and Jennet Rutherfurd in Newtoun, a.s.n. John 
Cochran ; w. Nicoll Milne, Thomas Stenhouse. 
Sept. — David Grieve and Helen Pringle in Blainslie, a.s.n. James Grieve ; 
w. James Grieve, William Thynne. 
„ — John Hardie and Christian Dewar in Langshaw, a.d.n. Christian 

Hardie ; w. James Grieve, W^illiam Thynne. 
,, 13. James Usher and Agnes Frier in Darnick, a.s.n. Thomas Usher; 

w. Charles Frier, John Usher. 
„ 27. Robert Huntlie and Isabell Frier in Galtonside, a.s.n. Robert 

Huntlie ; w. Charles Frier, Andrew Mercer. 
,, „ Andrew Mein and Helen Mein in Newsteid, a.s.n. James Mein ; w. 

.Andrew Mein, Thomas Williamson. 
„ „ Andrew Mercer and Margaret Frier in Darnick, a.d.n. Agnes Mercer ; 
w. James Usher, Robert Huntlie. 
Oct. 14. Robert Balaaitine and Jennet Frier in Galtonside, a.d.n. Jennet 
Balantine ; w. John Frier, Robert Frier. 
,, 18. John Bunzie and Anne Davidson in Newsteid, a.s.n. James Bunzie ; 

w. Robert Bunzie, William Sclater. 
„ „ John Gill and Alison King in Melrose, a.s.n. Thomas Gill ; w. Thomas 
Gill, George Martine. 
Nov. I. Andrew Drummond and Helen Mathison in Bridgend, a.s.n. George 
Drummond ; w. (jcorge Drummond, Thomas Mathison. 
,, 16. James Ker and Isabell Allan in Housbyre, a.d.n. Christian Ker ; w. 

Alexander Knox, George Stewart. 
,j „ John Laingand Elisabeth Purvis, a.s.n. WMIliam Laing, by fornication, 
presented by William Martin in Galtonside ; w. Alexr. Knox, 
George Stewart. 
„ 22. John Notman and Agnes Davie in Melrose, a.s n. Alexander Notman ; 

w. John Mabon, Thomas Gill. 
,, „ Thomas Gill and Alison Gill in Danieltoun, a.d.n. Helen Gill ; w. 

Alexander Patersone, George Loury. 
„ „ Robert Patersone of Drygrainge and Anne Eliott his lady, a.s.n. 
Robert Patersone ; w. Robert Fisher of Easterlanglie, David 
Broun of Park, James Wilkieson, clerk. 
„ 26. Peter Mofiiet and Agnes Smith in Threepwood, a.d.n. Agnes Moftet ; 
w. James Stirling, William Thynne. 
Dec. 2. John Usher and Christian Bower in Eildon, a.s.n. John Usher ; w. 
Thomas Stenhouse, James Mein. 
„ ,, William Rutherfurd and Isabell Telfer, a.s.n. George Rutherfurd ; w. 

James Mein, Thomas Stenhouse. 
„ 17. Charles Frier and Agnes Thurbrand in Galtonside, a.d.n. Christian 
Frier ; w. James ?kIathison, William Mathison. 



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J719. 
Dec. 26. Robert Mein and Jean Wier in Newtoini, a.d.n. Mary Mein ; w. 
Andrew Mein, James Broun. 
„ 23. Mr. Gideon Rutherfurd and Jean Kar in Langshavv, a.s.n. Robert and 
a.d.n. Jean Rutherfurd ; w. Robert Fislier of Easterlanglie, 
Thomas Fairl:)airn of liroadwoodshiell. 
,, „ Thomas Waddell and Eupham Moffet, a.s.n. John Waddell ; \v. the 

said Ro))ert Kislier and Thomas I'"airbairn. 
1 7 20. 
Jan. 17. John Mein and Mary Mein in Newsteid, a.s.n. Thomas Mein ; 
w. Andrew Mein and Andrew Mein. 
,, „ Adam Hislope and Elisabeth Mercer in Darnick, a.s.n. James 

Hislope ; w. Jolm Mercer, James Stodhart. 
,, 19. Thomas Young and Margaret Thomson in Appletreeleaves, a.s.n. 
George Young ; w. John Fraiter, John DarHng. 
24. Andrew Mercer and Katharin Mercer in Bridgend, a.d.n. Ahson 
Mercer ; w. John Mercer, WiUiam Mercer. 
,, „ Andrew Moss and Margaret Wauch in Darnick ; a.d.n. Isabell Moss ; 
w. James Waucli, John Mercer. 
Feb. 7. Andrew Mar and Susanna Lithgow in Galtonside, a.d.n. AHson Mar ; 
w. James Mar, Jolin Mar. 

,, ,, John .Sibbald and .Agnes Stenhouse in Eildon, Sibl)ald ; w. . 

,, 14. Jolm Smith and Helen Mercer in Darnick, a.s.n. Andrew Smith ; w. 
John Smith, Patrick Thomson. 

„ Thomas Marline and Jennet Runchiman in Galtonside, a.d.n. 

Martine ; w. George ATartme, Andrew Martme. 
,, 17. Nicoll Milne and Isabell Turnbull in Newtoun, a.d.n. Christian Milne ; 

w. Thomas Stenhouse, John .Stenhouse. 
„ 21. Henry Cochran and Jennet Vair in Newtoun, a.d.n. Isabell Cochran ; 

w. Nicoll Milne, John Riddell. 
„ „ Robert Mein and Agnes Chisholme in Newsteid, a.d.n. Mary Mein ; 
w. Andrew Mein, John Mein. 
Mar. 6. Mr. Andrew Patersone, schoolmaster, and Jean Cowan, a.d.n. Jean 
Paterson ; w. Andrew Patersone, Robert Scott. 
„ 14. George Wight and Jean Carmichell in Whitlie, a.s.n. James Wight ; 

w. Thomas Thynne, George Thynne. 
,, 20. Mungo Park and Isabell Hervie in Westhouses, a.s.n. Mungo Park ; 

w. Andrew M'Faden, James Bunzie. 
„ 28. John Welch and Elisabeth Scott in Buckholme, a.d.n. Margaret 
Welch ; w. James Laidlaw, William Atchison. 
April 3. James Gardiner and Margaret Bowston in Galtonside, a.d.n. Helen 
Gardiner ; w. Thomas Bowston, James Gardiner. 
„ 17. John Anderson and Elisabeth Pearson in Drygrainge, a.s.n. Robert 

Anderson ; w. Robert Wilsone, Robert Martine. 
,, „ Robert Wilsone and Margaret Pearson in Drygrainge, a.d.n. Isabell 

Wilsone ; w. John Anderson, Robert Martine. 
„ 24. John Bower and Agnes Dalgliesh, a.d.n. Katharin Bower ; w. John 

Ikmzie and John Bunzie. 
„ 26. Thomas Wood and Margaret Currie in Blainslie, a.d.n. Jennet Wood ; 
w. John Thynne, William Thynne. 

{Blank iill 2<-}th May, ivJicu handiuriting cliaiii^cs.) 

May 29. James I\Iar in Dernick and Isobel Mercer, a.d.n. Helen ; w. John 

Mercer, John Stoddart. 
„ „ At Galashiels, George, son to James Williamson and Eispelh Scot in 

Hugh Darlings in Langliehaugh ; w. Wm. Williamson, John 

Donaldson. 
June 4. C.eorge Mercer and Agnes Kno.\ in Easterlanglie, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 

Robert Fisher in Easterlanglie ; Andrew Bryden, his servant. 



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1720. 

June 12. Richard P'rater and Isobel Mercer in Danzieltoun, a.d.n. Isobel ; \v. 

Andrew and Thomas Mercers. 
„ 19. John Friar, tennent in Calfhill, and Jennet Tinner, his wife ; \v. John 

Mercer, James Usher in Darnick. 
„ 26. James Mein in Newtoun and Bessie Heatoun, liis wife, a.s.n. 

WilHam ; w. Nicol Mihis. elder and younger. 
July 3. James Smaill, weaver in Melrose, and Elizabeth Ellies, his wife, a.d.n. 

Isobel ; w. Thomas Guill, William Elleis. 
„ „ Robert Williamson, wright in Gatonside and Agnes Scott, a.d.n. 

Margaret ; w. William and Thomas Williamsons. 
„ 14. Ale.xander M'Fadkin, taylor in Melross, and Agnes Napier, his wife, 

a.s.n. Alexander; w. Andrew and James M'Fadkins. 
„ 18. Andrew Hounam, weaver in Darnick, and Margaret Moodie, a.d.n. 

Alison ; \v. James Moodie, Andrew Henderson. 
, „ James Mercer, taylor in Newsteed and Jennet Craig, his wife, a.s.n. 

William ; w. William and John Mercers. 
„ 22. John Pusher of Westerhousbyre and Margaret Rutherford, a.s.n. 

Andrew ; w. Robert Fisher of Easterlanglie, Mr. Thomas Ruther- 
ford, schoolmaster in Earlstoun. 
„ 31. Walter Leithhead in Longnewtoun and Joan Walker in Dai-nick, 

a.d.n. Jennet ; w. John Walker, James Stoddart. 
Aug. 12. . 



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;. John Wallace in Blainslie and Margaret Dick, his wife, a.s.n. Adam ; 

w. John and William Thynnes. 
„ ,, William Wilson, weaver in Blainslie, and Helen Lauder, a.d.n. 

.Margaret ; w. William Thyne, John Wallace. 
,, 30. George Aillie in Westerlanglie and Marion Frater, a.d.n. Grizzal ; w. 

Robert Frater, Alexander Melross. 
Sept. 4. Thomas Stenhouse and Helen Sibbald, his wife, a.s.n. James ; w. 

Nicol Miln, John Sibbald. 
„ „ George Maxwell in Gatonside and Isobel Paterson, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. 

Alexander and Andrew M'Fadkins. 
„ „ Robert Rutherford in Bridgend and Elizabeth Heatoun, his wife, a.d.n. 

Jennet ; w. Andrew and George Beatties. 
,, II. Robert Bunzie, mason in Newsteed, and Beatrix Frame, a.s.n. 

Thomas ; w. Thomas Bunzie, Andrew Mein. 
„ „ John Kemp in Westhouses and . a.d.n. Jennet ; w. George 

Marline, George Moodie. 
• ,, 18. Richard Bower in Elldoun and Isobel Simson, a.s.n. John ; w. John 

Sibbald, John Bunzie. 
,. 25. Thomas Mein in Elldoun and Isobel Hoy, a.s.n. William ; w. Alex- 
ander Mein, his father, James Hunter. 
„ „ William Morison and Margaret Bowie, a.s.n. William ; w. James 

Bowie, James Bunzie. 
„ 27. John Corsbie in Clakmae and Elizabeth Hardie, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. 

Alexander Sanderson, Alexander Lindsay. 
,, „ James Martine in Newhouses and Jennet Dickson, a.s.n. John ; w. 

Thomas Laidla, James Scott. 
„ „ James Stirling and Margaret Stirling in the Rhone, a.d.n. Margaret ; 

w. Robert and John Stirlings. 
,, „ William Robson in Gatonside and Elizabeth Scott, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. 

Robert Halywell, Robert Philp. 
Oct. 2. John Bunzie and Jean Sibbald in Newtoun, a.s.n. John ; w. Nicol 

Milne, Thomas Stenhouse. 
„ „ Robert Walker in Langhaugh and Jennet Curne at Galashields, 

a.d.n. Margart. 
„ 9. John Bunzie and Marion Wallace in Eildoun, a.d.n. Marion ; w. 

George Martine, bedal ; John Frater in Langhaugh. 
,-, 16. Thomas Mathison and Margaret Bonningtoun in W'esthouses, a.s.n. 

Alexander ; w. William Darlings, elder and younger. 



I lo Alelrose Record of Baptisms. 

1720. 

Oct. 1 8. John Faiibairn and Jean Trotter in Colmslie, a.s.n. John ; w. John 

Fisher, portioner in Housebyre ; John Mercer. 
23. William Mebon in Newsteid and Jennet Simson, a.s.n. John ; \v. 

Walter Mebon, William Sclater. 
„ 23. James Mein in Newsteid and Margaret liunzie, a.d.n. Agnes ; \v. 

Robert and Andrew Bunzies there. 
„ „ James Hart in (jaltonsidc and Agnes Thomson, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. 

William Hart, his brother ; (ieorge Martine, bedal. 
„ ,, John Darling and Jennet Lees in Blainslie, a.s.n. George ; \v. John 

and Thomas Darlings. 
„ „ James Scott and Helen Lauder in Blainslie, a.il.n. Isobel ; w. James 

Edgar, George Darling. 
,, 30. John Smith, taylor in Darnick, and Margaret I'haap, a.s.n. John ; w. 

James Phaap, his father-in-law ; John Smith, younger. 
Nov. 5. James Purvis in Drygrange and Agnes Knox, a.d.n. Grizzal : w. 

James Hunter, procurator in Melrose, George ALartine. 
„ „ Robert Wilson and Agnes Bower, a.d.n. Alison ; w. Alexander Bell, 

James Hunter. 
„ 13. Andrew Crawford in Newsteid and Mary Mein, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. 

John Mein, portioner there, James Pringle. 
„ „ Robert Scott and Agnes Bunzie in Newsteid, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. 

Robert Bunzie, James Scott. 
„ 15. Robert Brown and Isobel Brunton in Blainslie, a.d.n. Isobel; w. 

John and William Thynne. 
,, 20. Patrick Thomson, sclatter in Galtonside, and Isobel Moffett, a.d.n. 

Margaret ; w. John Smith, Robert Halywell. 
„ ,, George Bartone in Galtonside and Alison Mercer, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. 

John and George Hoys. 
„ 27. James Mein, taylour in Newsteid, and Margaret Mein, a.d.n. Agnes ; 

w. James Broun, James Mein. 
„ ,, Halywell in Galtonside and Nicol, ; w. Andrew 

Marr, Thomas Boustoun. 
Dec. 4. Robert Mein in Newsteid and Jean Symmingtoun, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. 

John Mercer, William Rennaldson. 
„ „ James Vair in Newtoun and Margaret Ker, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. 

Nicol Miln, John Gill. 
„ 15. James Raith and Agnes Shillinglaw in Blainsly, a.s.n. William; w. 

Thomas Darling, David Grieve. 
„ 23. John Moffett in Galtonside and Christian Ker, a.d.n. Jean ; w. 

Patrick Thomson, Andrew Marr. 
1721. 
Jan. I. Robert Fairbairn, weaver in Danieltoun, a.s.n. John ; w. Margaret 

Davidson, .Andrew Paterson, (^eorge Lawrie. 
„ 14. Robert Ballantyne and Jennet P'riar in Galtonside, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. 

John Friar, her father, Robert Friar. 
, 22. George Drummond, weaver in Bridgend, and Scot, his wife, 

a.s.n. William.; w. Andrew Drunnnond there, John Mercer elder, 

in Darnick. 

26. Nicol Bower and Jennet Riddell in Newtoun a.s.n. William : w. 

John Riddell, Thomas Mein. 
Feb. 5. Walter Murray, cowpcr in Melrose, and Isobel Mathison, a.s.n. 
Thomas ; w. John and William M ebons. 
„ „ William Mercer in Galtonside and Elizabeth Lumsdale, a.d.n. Jennet ; 

w. Andrew Mercer, James Waugh. 
12. Andrew Smith in Galtonside and Helen Boustoun, a.s.n. James ; w. 
Thomas I)OUston, James Gardiner there. 
„ „ Andrew Henderson in Darnick and Margaret Hounam, a.s.n. 
Andrew ; w. Andrew Hounam, John Smith. 

27. John Taite in Blainsly and Margaret l*ringle, a.s.n. John ; w. William 

Thvnne, James Grieve. 



Melrose Record of Baptisms. 1 1 1 

1721. 

Mar. 6. William Thynne in Blainsly and Marion Fairbairn, a.d.n. Katharine ; 

w. John Thynne, James Stirling. 
„ 12. Andrew Mein in Newsteid and Jennet Mein, a.s.n. John ; w. John 

Mercer, John Mein. 
„ „ Thomas Wight in Galtonside and Alison Moss, a.d.n. Jennet ; \v. 

Robert Ballantyne, James Stoddart. 
„ 18. Alexander Bell and Jennet Bell, a.s.n. William ; w. James Bowie, 

merchant in Melrose, Robert Bunzie. 
„ 28. James Wood in Housbyre and Jean Fortune, a.s.n. (iilbert ; w. John 

Wood, his brother, John Mercer there. 
„ „ Robert Mercer and Jennet Little, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. as before. 
April 2. James Wilson in Bauchline and Elizebath Napier, a.s.n. Alexander ; 

vv. John Napier, George Martine. 
„ ,, John Wood in Hagburn and — — Notman, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. James 

Hoge. 
„ 16. Andrew Usher, weaver in Darnick, and Isobel Thomson, a.d.n. 

Jennet ; w. John Heaton, John Mercer there. 
„ „ John Pearson in Old Melrose and Margaret Crosbie, a.s.n. Michael ; 

w. John Anderson, John Mein, in Newsteid. 
„ „ Andrew Bunzie in Newsteid and Margaret Robertson, a.s.n. Andrew ; 

w. Robert and James Bunzies in Melrose. 
,, 18. James Laidla in Buckholm and Christian Brunton, a.s.n. Walter; w. 

James Laidla, Alexr. Wood. 
„ ,, James Clapperton and Jean Haddon in Appletreeleaves, a.s.n. 

Alexander ; w. as before. 
„ 23. Nicol Miln in Newtoun and Isobel TurnbuU, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. Thomas 

Stenhouse, Nicoll Bower. 
„ William Rennaldson and -— — , a.s.n. Andrew ; w. as before. 
28. Walter Watson and Jennet Lauder in Kedzliedoors, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. 

William Marshal, Andrew Pringle. 
,, „ John Napier and Jennet Drummond, a.s.n. John ; w. Andrew and 

George Drummond in Bridgend. 
May 7. Janies Bouston in Galtonside and Marion Blaikie, a.d.n. Margaret ; 

w. James Blaikie, messenger in Melrose, Thomas Boustoun. 
„ 19. John Paterson in Galtonside and Margaret Riddel, a.s.n. George ; w. 

Andrew Marr, portioner, Robert Ballantyne. 
June 4. George Aitchison, smith in Melrose, and Elizebath Hopkirk, a.d.n. 

; w. William Hopkirk, Andrew M'Fadzeon. 

,, 18. John Riddel of Muselie, and Margaret Riddel, a.s.n. James ; w. 

Robert Paterson of Drygrange, James Ellies of Huntliewood. 
,, 25. Patrick Bulman and Isobel Ker in Newtoun, a.d.n. Helen ; w. John 

Riddel, Nicol Miln. 
July 23. John Gill, miller in Melrose, and Alison King, a.s.n. George ; w. 

Thomas Gill, Archibald Wallace. 
„ „ John Cossar and Margaret Purvis, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Mungo 

Purvis, James Smail. 
Aug. 8. Mr. Gideon Rutherfoord and Jean Ker in Langshaw, a.d.n. Christian ; 

w. Robert Fisher of Langlie, John Fisher of Housebyre. 
„ 13. Andrew Heaton and Agnes Linthill in Darnick, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. 

John Moodie, James Usher. 
„ „ Robert Friar and Mary Fisher in Galtonside, a.d.n. Mary : w. John 

Friar, his father, William Winter. 
„ „ Walter Rae, weaver in Newtoun, and Anna Ecklis, a.s.n. Walter ; w. 

John Riddel, Nicol Miln. 
„ 19. William Bunzie and Jennet Fairbairn, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. Robert 

Bunzie, weaver, Robert Bunzie, mason. 
„ ,, Robert fjunzie and Marion Hopkirk, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. William 

Bunzie, William Hopkirke. 
„ 27. Robert Paterson of Drygrange and Anna Elliot, a.d.n. Marion ; w. 

John Riddel of Aluselie, James Wilkison. 



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1 1 2 Meh'ose Recoi'd of Baptisms. 

1721. 

Aug. 27. John Mein and Mary Mein, a.s.n. William ; \v. William Hopkirk, 

William Williamson. 
„ „ James Mein and Katharine Shiel, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. Robert Bunzie, 

James King. 
Sept. 10. Robert Hunter and Jean Broke, a.d.n. Christian ; \v. James IMaikie, 

Andrew Martine. 
„ 14. James Hog and Isobel Sandilands in Hagburn, a.d.n. Agnes ; \v. 

James Howden, George Hog. 
„ 17. Thomas and Allison Gills, a.d.n. Margaret ; \v. Andrew Paterson, 

George Lawrie. 
„ „ John Turnbul and Elizabeth Familton, a.s.n. William ; w. Thomas 

Bowstoun, Andrew Smith, 
„ 23. John Bunzie, weaver in Newsteid, and Ann lJa\idson, a.s.n. John ; 

w. Robert and Thomas Bunzies. 
Oct. S. James Leithan and Margaret Sclatter, a s.n. Robert; w. John 

Sibbald, John Bunzie. 
„ „ John Rae, gardiner in Melrose, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Alexander Bell, 

Robert Ormistoun. 
„ 10. Thomas Waddal and Euphan Moffet, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. Mr. Gideon 

Rutherferd, John Friar. 
„ „ James Watson and Isobel Henderson in Langshawmiln, a.s.n. 

Gideon ; w. as before. 
„ „ James Grieve and Jean Watson, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. William and John 

Thynnes. 
„ 22. John Stenhouse and Helen Kyle, a.d.n. Christian ; w. Thomas Sten- 

house, Nicol Miln. 
„ „ John Sibbald in Eildoun, and Agnes Stenhouse, a.d.n. Helen; w. John 

and Thomas Stenhouse. 
„ 28. George Beatty and Marion Wright, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. Andrew 

Drummond, Andrew Beatty. 
„ „ Thomas Williamson, wright in Newsteid, and Mary Mein, a.d.n. 

Mary ; w. John Mein, portioner in Newsteid, William Williamson, 

his brother. 
Nov. 7. Andrew Mein, Wyndfoot in Newsteid, and Helen I\Iein, a.s.n. 

Thomas; w. Andrew Mein, Robert Bunzie. 
„ 13. George Alley in Westerlanglie and Marion Frater, a.s.n. George ; vv. 

George Alley, his father, John Frater. 
„ „ John Hall in Calfhill and Margaret Hope, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. 

James Broun, Thomas Young. 
„ 19 Robert Ormstoun in (jaltonside and Agnes Smith, a.s.n. Andrew ; 

w. John Smith, elder, William Young. 
„ ,, William Stoddart in Darnick and Jennet Smith, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. 

James Stoddart, weaver in Darnick, John Smith, there. 
„ 25. John Mercer, mason in Newsteid, and Agnes Mein, a.d.n. Agnes ; 

w. John Mercer, his son, Robert Mein, smith there. 
Dec. 6. James Heatoun and Jean Darling, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Mr. Andrew 

Darling, John Frater. 
,, 10. Robert .Mein in Newsteid and Jean Wicr, a.d.n. Jean ; w. Andrew 

Mein, his brother, Andrew Mein, elder. 
„ 20. John Fisher of Westerhousebyre, and Margaret Rutherford, his lady, 

a.s.n. Robert ; w. William Darling, George Martine, bedal. 
„ 25. George Heard and .\gnes Small in Whitlaw, a.d.n. Elisabeth ; w. 

(leorge Wright, John Fringle. 
„ 31. Robert Mein in Newsteid and Agnes Chisholm, a.d.n. Jean ; w. John 

Mein, portioner there, Andrew Mein. 
1722. 
Jan. 7. Robert Sclatter and Jennet Eliot, a.s.n. Richard ; w. John Sibbald, 

John Bunzie. 
„ „ John Mercer and Margaret Davidson, a.d.n. Elspeth : w. Robert 

Bunzie, Andrew Mein. 



Melrose Record of Baptisms. 1 1 3 

1722. 

Jan. 19. William Miln and Isobel Riddel in Newsteid, a.s.n. Adam ; w. John 

Mercer, Andrew Mein. 
,, „ Mungo Park and Isobel Harvie, a.s.n. John ; \v. John Harvie, James 

Niel. 
„ ,, Thomas Ikinzie and Jean Wilson in Newsteid, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 

Robert Bunzie, Robert Wilson. 
,, 28. William Mien and Margaret Mien in Eildoun, a.d.n. Marion ; w. 

John Sibbald, John Bunzie. 
Feb. 4. John Marr and Isobel Lithgow in Galtonside, a.s.n. James ; w. 

Robert Mar, Edward Lithgow. 
„ „ James Smaill and Elizebath Ellice, a.d.n. Helen ; w. John Mebon, 

W^illiam Ellice. 
„ 5. Richard Thomson and Isobel Moffet m Williamlaw, a.s.n. William ; 

w. James Hog, John Wallace. 
,, 19. Thomas Darlin_4 and Mary Dods in Blainslie, a.s.n. Hugh ; \v. 

William and John Thynnes. 
„ „ James Wallace and Euphan Darling there, a.d.n. Euphan ; w. John 

and Michael Wallaces. 
„ 25. John Mercer in Galtonside and Helen Paterson, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. 

John and \icol Mercers. 
,, 26. James Davidson in Buckholm and Jennet Henrie, a.s.n. Michael ; w. 

James Laidla, William Aitchison. 
Mar. 4. James Mar and Margaret Mercer in Dernick, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 

Robert and Andrew Mars. 
„ ,. John Fiddes and Jennet Pringle in Galtonside, a.s.n. Walter ; w. 

Robert and James Pringles. 
„ II. John Mien in Newtoun and Elizabeth Heatoun. a.s.n. Walter; w. 

James Mien, Nicol Miln. 
,, 18. Andrew Drummond, weaver in Bridgend, and Helen Mathisoii, 

a.d.n. Isobel ; \v. Mr. John Cranstoun, writer hereof, George 

]\Iartine, bedal. 
,, „ Robert Rutherford and F21izabeth Heatoun in Bridgend, a.d.n. Eliza- 
beth ; w. Andrew Drummond aforesaid, Andrew Heatoun in 

Dernick. 
April 8. John Waite and Jennet Purvis in Drygrange, a.d.n. Marion ; w. 

James Purvis, William Riddel. 
„ ,, Robert Turnbull, gardiner in Newstoun, and Elizabeth Gibson, a.s.n. 

John ; w. Nicol Miln, Henrie Cochran. 
„ „ Andrew Mercer and Margaret Friar in Dernick, a.s.n. George ; w. 

James Usher, Charles Friar. 
„ 12. James Scott and Helen Lauder in Blainslie, a.s.n. George : w. Thomas 

Thynne, James Hunter. 
,, ,, Thomas Young and Isobel Thomson in Appletreeleaves, a.d.n. 

Elizabeth ; w. John Darling, James Clappertoun. 
„ 21. John \'ogan and Isobel Hunter in Danieltoun, a.d.n. Christian ; w. 

Andrew Paterson, George Lawrie. 
Mav 3- Peter Moffet in Threepwood and Agnes Sm'th, a.s.n. Thomas ; vv. 

George Moffet, John Chisholm. 
„ „ William Broun and Jean Dickson in Colmsliehill, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 

as before. 
„ 14. William Sibbald and Jannet Martine, a.s.n. Alexander ; w. Thomas 

Boustoun, George Stuart. 
„ „ James (jardiner and Margaret Bouston in Galtonside, a.s.n. James ; 

\v. Thomas Bouston, William Oliver. 
„ „ James Stoddart and Elizabeth Moss in Dernick, a.d.n. ; w. 

John Mercer, John Smith. 
„ 27. Alexander and Marion Pringles in Melrose, a.s.n. Thomas ; \v. Alexr. 

Bell, James Hunter. 
„ 28. Nicol Milne and Jennet \'air in Newtoun, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. Nicoll 

Milne, Thomas Stenhouse. 

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1 1 4 Melrose Record of Baptisms. 

1722. 

June 3. John Kemp in Galtonside and Helen Grant, a.s.n. John ; w. Thomas 

Houstoun, William Hoy. 
„ 10. Richard Bower in Eiidoun and Isobel Simpson, a.s.n. Richard ; w . 

Jolin liunzie, John .Sibhald. 
„ 17. John Miln, portioner, in Newtoun, and Isobel Aird, a.s.n. John ; \\. 

Nicol Miln, elder and younger, there. 
„ „ James Fisher of Hearfolds and Margaret Ker, a.s.n. Robert ; w. Mr. 

(lideon Rutherford in Langshaw, Robert Fisher of Langlie. 
„ „ John Thomson and Margaret Martine in Galtonside, a.d.n. Isobel ; 

w. William Sibbald, Patrick Thomson. 
„ „ Robert Chisholm and Bessie Pringle in GaUonside, a.s.n. William ; 

w. Andrew Marr, Andrew Lindsay. 
,, 18. John Fairbairn and Jean Trotter in Colmslie, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. 

Andrew Lithgow, Richard F^ator. 
„ „ Andrew Darling and Helen Lithgow in Threepwood, a.s.n. Adam ; 

w. Andrew Lithgow, Peter Moffet. 
July I. William Aitchison, mason in Newsteid, and Jennet Shiel, a.s.n. John ; 

w. George Shiel, John Mien. 
„ „ George Penmans and Margaret Sandilands, a.d.n. A.nna ; w. Robert 

Penmans, elder and younger. 
„ „ John Bell, weaver in Melrose, and Jennet Mabone, a.s.n. George ; w. 

Thomas Mabon, Robert Speedin. 
,, 8. Thomas Draquhill, in the paroch of Bouden, upon bringing a line 

from the elders, had his child, a.s.n. Thomas, baptised here ; w. 

Andrew Paterson, George Lawrie. 
., „ Walter Thomson in Mosshouses and Margaret Harvie, a.d.n. Jennet ; 

w. as above. 
„ „ John Anderson in Drygrange and Elizabeth Pearson, a.s.n. Alex- 
ander ; w. James Purvis, John Peai'son. 
„ 12. Andrew Mercer in Bridgend and Katharine Mercer, a.s.n. Andrew ; 

w. John and William Mercers. 
„ 16. Robert Ormistoun and Helen Hopkirke, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. William 

Hopkirke, George Aitchison. 
Aug. 15. William Oliver in Melrose and Mary Pringle, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. 

Andrew and William Lukeups. 

"iBlank till jih October.] 

Oct 7. Robert Paterson of Drygrange and Anna Elliot, a.s.n. William ; 

w. John Riddel of Muselie, James EUies of Huntlie. 
„ „ Walter Murray and Isobel Mathison, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. Archibald 

Wallace, John Mebon. 

,, 20. To John Bunzie . 

Nov. 18. William Morison and Margaret Bowie, a.s n. Thomas ; w. James 

Bowies, elder and younger. 
„ ,, John Usher and Christian Bower in Eiidoun, a.d.n. Christian ; w. 

James Usher in Dernick, Richard Bower. 
,, 20. William Cairncross and Jennet Williamson in I la Rae, a.s.n. Thomas. 
„ ,, John Purvis and Jean Martine in Langhaugh, a.s.n. Robert. 
„ 25. Andrew Shillinglaw in Blainslie, a.s.n. Robert ; w. William and 

John Thynnes. 
„ 30. Patrick Thomson and Isobel Moffett in Galtonside, ; w. Andrew- 
Mien, Thomas Boustoun. 
Dec. 5. Thomas Stenhouse and Helen Sibbald, a.s.n. James ; w. James 

Mein, Thomas Miln. 
„ 16. Andrew Hownam and Margaret Moodie, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. John 

Hounam, Andrew Henderson. 
„ „ George Grahamslie and Margaret Caldcleugh, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. 

George Grahamslie, Andrew Paterson. 
„ 24. Andrew Broun and Margaret Gowanlock in Langhaugh, a.d.n, 

Grizzal ; w, John Darling, John Fraier, 



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1722. 

Dec. 26. Robert Mercer and Jennet Little in Hoiisebyre, a.s.n. Robert ; \\. 

John and Robert Mercers. 
28. George Rolniainzies and Agnes Grieve in Blainsiie, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. 

John Grieve, Thomas Darling. 
„ 30. John Cossar and Margaret Purvis in Melrose, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. 

Mungo and John Purvis. 
„ ,, James Edgar and Helen Laidla in Eildoun, a.s.n. Joiin ; w. Thomas 

Laidla, John Sibbald. 
1723. 
Jan. 8. James Martine and — — - Dickson in Blainsiie, ; w. James Dick- 
son, elder and younger. 

,, 15. James Hunter and Agnes Burnlie in Housebyre, . 

,, 20. John Mien and Mary Mien of Old Melrose, a.d.n. Margaret ; \v. 

Mr. Robert Mein, procurator, John Mein, chirurgeon. 
„ „ James Dods and Anna Riddel, gardiner in Novvsteid, a.d.n. Mar- 
garet ; \v. John Dods, William Riddel. 
„ „ James Mercer in Newsteid and Jennet Craig, a.d.n. Mary ; w. 

William and John Mercers. 
„ 27. Thomas Wight and Alison Moss in Galtonside, a.d.n. Anna ; w. 

James Stoddart, Robert Ballantyne. 
„ „ Andrew M'Fadzeon and Christian Cook, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; \v. Andrew 

Martine, chirurgeon, Alexr. M'Fadzeon. 
Feb. I. Nicol Miln and Agnes Turnbull, a.d.n. Alison ; w. Patrick Ikillman, 

George Martine. 
„ 3. Alexander M'Fadzeon and Agnes Napier, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 

Andrew M'Fadzeon, George Hoy. 
,, 19. Walter Watson and Jennet Lauder in Keadzliedoors, a.d.n. Jennet ; 

w. Robert and Peter Moffets. 
„ ,, Andrew Allan, tinker, and Marion Henderson in Colmslie, a.s.n. 

Andrew ; vv. as before. 
„ 24. William Rennaldson and Agnes Mien in Newsteid, a.d.n. Mary ; w. 

John Mercer, elder, Robert Mein, smith. 
„ 27. John Riddel of Muselie and Margaret Riddel, a.d.n. Mary ; w. James 

Wilkison, James Lythgow. 
Mar. 3. Patrick Bulman and Isobel Ker in Newtoun, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. 

Nicol Miln, John Miln of Brae. 
„ „ James Rae, gardiner in Melrose, and Alison Lyal, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. 

Andrew Martine, George Martine. 
„ ,, Philip Douglass and Agnes Hall, a.s.n. George ; w. James Phaap, 

John Gill. 
„ 10. James Mien and Margaret Mien in Newsteid, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. 

Robert Mien, James Broun. 
„ ,, George Aitchison and Elizabeth Hopkirke, a.d.n Helen ; w. William 

Hopkirke, Robert Ormistoun. 
,, 17. John Hope in Newtoun, and Christian Bonningtoun, a.s.n. William ; 

w. Archibald and Michael Wallaces. 
„ „ Andrew Usher, weaver in Darnick, and Isobel Thomson, a.d.n. 

Isobel ; w. James Smaill, John Mien. 
„ „ Robert Bunzie and Rachel Forson in Newsteid, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. 

Robert Forsons, elder and younger. 
,, 24. Mr. John Cranstoun, schoolmaster at Melrose, and Mary Skelly. a.s.n. 

Robert ; w. Mr. Gideon Rutherford, Cleorge Cranstoun. 
April 14. John Gill, moulterer of ye mills in Melrose, and Alison King, a.d.n. 

Margaret ; w. James Phaap, Thomas Gill. 
,, 21. Andrew Bunzie in Newsteid, and Margaret Robertson, a.s.n. John ; 

w. Robert and James Bunzies. 
„ „ James Purvis in Drygrange and Agnes Knox, a.d.n. Alison ; w. 

John Pearson, (George Martine. 
„ „ James Small in Langhaiigh and Jennet Broun, a.s.n. Alexander ; w. 

John Darling, William Shiell. 



1 1 6 Melrose Record of Baptisms. 

April 2 1. Michael X'etch and .Sandilands, ; w. same witnesses. 

,, ,, James Hart in Lan'glie and Agnes Thomson, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. 

William Hart, David Speedin. 
May 5. Robert Hallantyne and Jennet Kryar, a.s.n. Robert ; \v. Thomas 

Boustoun, Robert Fryar. 
„ ,, W'illliam Mebon, weaver in Xewsteid, and Jennet Simpson, a.s.n. 

William ; w. William Sclatter, James Scott. 
„ 19. Robert Williamson and Agnes Scot, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Thomas and 

William Williamsons. 
„ 26. John Moffet and Christian Ker in Galtonside, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. 

Patrick Thomson, Robert Myles. 
„ „ Robert Fairbairn and Margaret Davidson in Danieltoun, a.d.n. 

Isobel ; w. Andrew Paterson, Robert Scott. 
,, ,, Walter Rae and Jennet Eccles in Newtoun, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. John 

and Thomas Stenhouse. 
June 2. William Bower and Isobel Paterson, a.s.n. William ; w. William 

Ellies, John Pell. 
,, 15. James Mein and Margaret Bunzie in Newsteid, a.d.n. Mary; w. 

James Pringle, Andrew Martine. 
„ 16. David Grieve, deceased, and Helen Pringle, a.s n. David ; w. James 

Grieve, his brother, germain to the said David being sponsor, 

Thomas and John Darlings. 
„ 22. John Haliwell and Helen Nicol in (galtonside, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. 

Robert and Thomas Haliwell. 
„ 30. James Boustoun and Marion Blackie in (ialtonside, a.d.n. Jennet ; w. 

James and .Marke Blackies. 
„ „ James Deuar and Marion Hardie (being gotten in fornication), a.d.n. 

Isobel ; w. Janies Blackie, George Hoy. 
July I. John Wallace and Margaret Dick in Blainslie, a.d.n. Helen; w. 

James and Adam Wallaces. 
„ [5. Robert Bunzie and INIarion Hopkirke in Xewsteid, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. 

William Hopkirke, elder and younger. 

„ „ William Pringle in Blainslie and , a.d.n. Helen ; w. . 

„ 21. Thomas Lukeup, weaver in Melrose, and Jean Martine, a.d.n. Jean ; 

w. Andrew and William Lukeups. 
„ „ James Liethan in Aeildoun and Margaret Sclatter, a.d.n. Helen ; w. 

John Gibson, Robert Sclatter. 
„ 29. James Mein in Newsteid and Katharine Shiel, a.d.n. Katharine ; w. 

James Laing, George Martine. 
„ 30. James Laidla in Buckholm and Christian Bruntoun, a.d.n. Margaret ; 

w. William and James Aitchison. 
.Aug. 18. (ieorge Drummond and Isobel Scot in Bridgend, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. 

Andrew Beaty, Thomas Dixon. 
„ 21. George Alley in Westerlanglie and Marion Frater, a.d.n. Margaret ; 

w. John Frater, James Lumsdale. 
„ 26. Andrew Smith in Galtonside and Helen Bouston, a.d.n Helen ; w. 

Thomas Bouston, James Gardiner. 
„ „ John Pearson in Drygrange and Margaret Crosbie, a.d.n. Margaret ; 

w. James Cribbes, John Aird. 
,, ,, John Taile and Isobel Pringle in Blainslie, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. Andrew 

Mein, John Mercer. 
.Sept. 8. Thomas Gill in Danieltoun, and Alison Gill, a.s.n. John ; w. Andrew 

Paterson, Robert Scot. 
„ „ Andrew Heaton in Darnick and Isobel Young, a.s.n. George ; w. 

George Young, John Fortune. 
„ „ John Mercer in Xewsteid and Mary Mien, a.d.n. A.lison ; w. John 

Mercer, Thomas W'illiamson. 
(A^<? c/i//^) William S. to William l.ower and Isobel Paterson; w. John l^ell 

and Robert Hillson. 
[The above entry on first page of 2nd volume of the Record.] 



Melrose Record of Baptisms, &c. 1 1 7 

II. — Baptisms, Marriages, and Discipline 

in the parish of Melrose since November 1723, att which time 

Mr. Gavin Eliot was admitted School-master and Session-clerk. 
1723. 
Nov. 24. Jolm Smith and Helen Mercer in Darnick, a.s.n. William ; w. John 

Smith, James Moodie, there. 
This day granted testimonials to Jannet Pringle. 
„ 26. James Wood and Jean Fortune in Appletreeleaves, a.s.n. William ; 

w. John Fortune and John Thin in Blainslie. 
„ „ William Brown and Jannet Dicksone in Colmslie, a.s.n. James ; 

w. ut supra. 
„ ,, William Wilson and Helen Lauder in Blainslie, a.d.n. Helen ; \v. ul 

supra. 
,, „ William Lauder and Helen Rolmanhouse in Blainslie, a.d.n. Catharine ; 

w. ut supra. 
Dec. 10. John Milne and Isobel Aird in Newtoun, a.s.n. Alexander ; \v. 

Mungo and Nichol Milnes there 
,, 14. This day booked in order for marriage, Robert and Mary Main, both 

in this parish ; Robert Mein in Newsteid cautioner for the said 

parties. w. 

,, jg. John Sibbald and Agnes Stenhouse in Eildon, a.s.n. John ; 

William and Andrew Sibbalds there. 
„ 22. George Martin and Jannet Haliburtone in Melrose, a.s.n. John ; w. 

Andrew and Robert Martines there. 
,, 29. William Simpson and Bessie Moffat in Newtown, a.s.n. William ; 

w. Nichol Milne, Thomas Stenhouse, there. 
„ 30. James Cribbas and Isobel Crosbie in S,orrowlessfield, a.s.n. Alex- 
ander ; w. James Purves, John Pearson in Drygrainge. 
,, 31. MungoPark and Isobel Harvie in W^esterboathouse, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. 

Andrew Marr, William Hoy. 

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Jan. 5. Andrew Mercer and Catharine Mercer in ISridgend, a.s.n. Andrew ; 
w. John Moodie, Robert Bunzie in Melrose. 
,, II. This day booked in order for marriage, Robert Myles and Jannet 
Mathisone, both in this parish ; Nichol Mercer in Melrose 
cautioner. 
„ ig. John Bunzie and Anna Davidson in Newsteid, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. 

Robert and Thomas Bunzies ti.ere. 
„ 26. John Thomson and Margaret Martine in Gattonside, a.s.n. John ; 

w. Patrick Thomson, William Sibbett, there. 
„ ,, William Bunzie and Jannet F"airbairn in Newsteid, a.s.n. John ; w. ut 
supra. 
Feb. 9. John Gordon and Isobel Dalgleish in Darnick, a.s.n. John ; w. Robert 
Gibson, John Dalgleish, there. 
„ 23. George Beatie and Marion Wright in Bridgend, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; 

w. Andrew Beatie, George Wright. 
„ „ After prayer sederunt, the minister, Drygrainge, James Blaikie, John 
Mercer, Andrew Drummond, Andrew Paterson, Nichol Milne, &c., 
elders. Case against Isobel Bunzie, daughter to Robert Bunzie in 
Melrose, now residing in the parish of Mertown, and Andrew Tait, 
son to John Tait, gardner in Melrose. 
Mar. I. Alexander Bell and Janet Bell in Melrose, a.d.n. Mary ; w. John 
liowie, Robert Bunzie, there. 
,, „ After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, James Blaikie, 
Andrew Patersone, &c., elders. 

The session appoints Drygrainge, John Mabane, George Hoy, 
-Andrew Patersone, to meet with the minister and clerk to-moirow 
eight days to visite the treasurer's accompts. 

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Mar. 4. loliii \Vo(xl and Agiias Noteman in Mosshouses, a.s.n. Alexander ; \v. 
Thomas Laidlay, Robert Moffatt. 
„ „ (George Geddes and Jean Spear in Longshaw, a.s.n. (leorge ; w. ul 

supra. 
,, 8. After prayer sederunt, Minister, Drygrainge, Longlee, John Mabane, 
Laird Marr, Xichol Milne, &c., elders. Case against Andrew 
'Fait and Isobel Bunzie continued. 
„ 9. This day the Minister, Drygrainge, John Mabane, George Hoy, and 
Andrew Paterson mett according to appointment, and examined and 
approved the treasurer's accompts., and put into the box ^18 : i6s. 
stg., and left remaining in his hand ^,103 : 7s. Scotts money. 
„ II. J.unes Darling and Margaret Fairbairn in Hlainslies, a.d.n. Margaret ; 

w. Thomas Darling, William Thin, there. 
„ ,, James Hislop and Marion Laidlay in Colmslie, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. 
/// supra. 
Isoljel Bunzie, compeared for the first time, was exhorted. 
Richard 15ower and Isobel Simpson in Eildon, a.s.n. William ; w. 

.Andrew and Robert Martins in Melrose. 
This day Isobel Bunzie appeared for the 2nd time. 
This day Ijooked in order for marriage John Laidlay and Agnes 
Main, both in this parish ; John Mein, portioner of Newsteid, 
cautioner. 
„ 29. This day Isobel Bunzie was dismissed and gave in half a crown as 
ordinary in such cases. 
April 2. Andrew Martine and Catharine Shiliinglaw in Blainslie, a.s.n. William: 
w. (ieorge Rolmanhouse, John Grieve, there. 
„ 9. The deceased John Anderson and Bessie Pearson in Drygrainge, 

a.s.n. John ; w. Thomas Anderson, James Purves, there. 
„ 12. Thomas Gray and Margaret Fisher in Darnick, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; 

w. James Stoddart, Wm. Dicksone, there. 
„ 19. John iurnbull and Bessie Familtown in (iattonside, a.s.n. Patrick ; 

w. Thomas Bowstone, James Gardner, there. 
„ ,, James Lawrie and Janet Brown in Old Melrose, a.s.n. James ; w. 

John Mein, George Martine. 
,, 26. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Longlee, Andrew 
Mar, Nichol Milne, James Blaikie, &c., elders. Case against 
George Wright, married, weaver in Gattonside, and Janet Nisbet, 
there. 
,, 29. John Stirling and Isobel Wilson in Blainslie, a.d.n. Helen ; w. John 
and Robert Stirlings there. 
May 3. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Longlee. Andrew 
Patersone, John Mabane, lic, the elders. The officer reports 
that he had according to appointment cited George \\" right and 
Janet Nisbet. The witnesses to be summoned are Isobel Mein, 
Janet F^rier, Isobel Frier, Robert Scott, William Bell and Margaret 
Simpson. 

Drygrainge proposed that there should be a meeting 
of the heretors and all others concerned against the 2nd of June 
next, for repairing the kirk and schoolhouse, which was cordial!}- 
gone in with. The sederunt closed with prayer. 
„ 10. .\fter prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Longlee, Andrew 
Patersone, Laird Mar, James Blaikie, &c., elders. In the affair of 
George Wright and Janet Nisbet, there were examined ( i) Robert 
.Srott, unmarried, aged nineteen years ; {2) Isobel Frier, so/ufa, 
aged five and twenty years ; (3) Margaret .Simpson, married, 
aged twenty-four years. Other witnesses to be summoned, James 
^'oung, Wm. Bell, Robert Hunlly, and Janet Wright. The session 
closed with prayer. 
„ I I. James Davidson and Jennet Henry in Buckholme. a.s.n. James ; w. 
James Laidlay, James Atchison, there. 



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1724. 

May II. James Clappevton and Jean Hadden in Applelieeleaves, a.d.n. Eliza- 
beth ; w. /// supra. 
,, „ James Watson and Isobel Hendersone in Langshawmilne ; w. /// 

supra. 
,, 15. This day booked in order for marriage, Robert P'orsan in this parish 

and Margaret Brokie in the parish of Stow ; John Gill, miller in 

Melrose, cautioner. 
,, „ Was booked in order for marriage, Michael Boustown and Isobel 

Fairbairn, both in this parish ; John Fairbairn, cautioner. 
„ 17. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Longlee, James 

Blaikie, Thomas Thin, John Mabane, &c., elders. This day the 

minister intimated a meeting of tlie heritors against the 2nd 

June next. 

In the case against George Wright and Janet Nisbet the 

following parties were examined : — Robert Huntlie, widower, 

aged thirty-six years ; Janet Wright, aged about fifty years, and 

William Bell, unmarried, aged about fourteen years. 

This day Andrew Tait, having appeared for the 3d time, was 

rebuked and dismissed, and paid in his fine. 
„ 23. David Walker and Janet Wilson, both in this parish, were booked in 

order for marriage ; James Bunzie, stationer in Melrose, cautioner. 
,, 24. James Moodie and Janet Mercer in Darnick, a.d.n. Alison ; w. John 

Mercer, John Smith, there. 
„ ,, John Bunzie and Mary Wallace in Eildon, a.s.n. John ; w. ut supra. 
,, ,, After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Langlee, Andrew Marr, James 

Blaikie, John Mabane, &c., elders. 

After James Young, aged fifty-six, was examined, the case 

against George Wright was remitted to the Presbytery of Selkirk. 
,, 29. This day William Mershall and Jean Sunderland were booked in 

order for marriage ; James Mercer in Newsteid, cautioner. 
,, 30. Thomas Sclatter and Eupham Robson in Eildon, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 

George and Robert Martines. 
,, 31. No sermon, the Minister assisting at Nenthorn sacrament. 
June 7. William Hog and Agnes Hardie in Melrose, a.s.n. James : w. George 

Martine, John Mabane, there. 
„ II. James Scott and Helen Lauder in Blainslie, a.d.n. Jannet ; w. 



13. This day booked in order for marriage, John Sclatter and Jannet 
Little, both in this parish ; Jacob Darling, cautioner. 

20. Booked in order for marriage, Thomas Thin in this parish, and Mary 

Bell in the parish of Earlestown ; Alexr. Bell in Melrose, 
cautioner. 

21. Charles F"rier and Agnes Thorburn in Ciattonside, a.s.n. George ; w. 

Alexr. Fisher, John Frier. 
,, Robert Frier and Mary Fisher in Gattonside, two sons named John 

and Alexander ; w. ut supra. 
„ Richard Thomson and Agnes Moffat in Williamlaw, a.d.n. Jannet ; 

w. ut supra. 
„ John Fairbairn and Jean Troter in Colmslie, a.d.n. Margaret , w. 



,, The Minister intimated the Sacrament of the Supper against this day 

fourteen days. 
28. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Longlee, Thomas 
Thin, Nicol Milne, James Stoddart, Thomas Laidlay, Andrew 
Paterson, &c., elders. 

This day the session in regard of (jalashiels Fair Tuesday 
next, thought fit to proceed to their privy censures, and accord- 
inglv the elders were removed two by two and severally tryd, and 
nothing being censurable, they were encouraged to go on in the 
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The Humiliation day before the sacrament is appointed 
Thursday next. 
July 2. IJeing the fast before the sacrament there was collected ^10 : 14s. 

.. James Xoteman and Isobel Martine in Colmslie. a.s.n. James : w. 

James Laidlay, John Frater. 
4. The preparation day collected /^I4 : 3s. 
,. 5. Sabbath day's collection, ^28 : i 5s. 
„ 6. James Mar and Mary Mercer in Darnick. a.s.n. James. 
„ „ Andrew Mercer and Margaret Frier in Darnick. a.d.n. Helen ; James 
Usher, Charles Frier, witnesses for both baptisms. 
Mundays collection, ^14 : 6s. 

-Sum of collections on this occasion extending to ^67 iS o 
Debursed of the said sum to poor of the parish 
poor by recommendation, and common poor, 
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12. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Longlee, Thomas Thin, Nicol 
Milne, James Blaikie, &c., elders. The sum remaining of the 
sacrament money is ordered to be given in to the treasurer, 
wherewith he is to charge himself. The sederunt closed with 
prayer. 
„ 17. This day booked in order for marriage, Robert Peman in this 
parish, and Margaret Peacock in the parish of Galashiels ; 
Robert Penman, portioner of .Melrose, cautioner. 
,, 19. Andrew Lindsay and Margaret Simpson in Gattonside. a.s.n. James : 

w. . 

„ „ John Runchaman and Elizabeth Chisholm there, a.s.n. John ; w. 

Andrew Mar, William Hoy there. 
„ 26. Robert Lethen and Mary Xisbet in Gattonside, a.d.n. Jannet ; w. 
James Lethan, Charles Frier, there. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Longlee, 
Thomas Thin, John Sibbald. William Hoy, &c., elders. 

Case against Andrew Tait and Isobel Bunzie again mentioned. 
Andrew Paterson, George Hoy, John Sibbald, with the clerk, 
are appointed to meet Tuesday first to examine the treasurer's 
accompts. 
„ 28. This day according to appointment .Andrew Paterson, John .Sibbald, 
George Hoy mett with the clerk and treasurer, and examined and 
approved his accompts, and left in his hand ^100: lis. Scots, 
wherewith he is to charge himself. 
.Aug. 2. No sermon, the minister being att Moftatt well. . 

,, 4. This day booked in order for marriage, Richard Robertson and 
Christian Davidson, both in this parish ; George Ormiston, 
cautioner. 
„ -.G. Robert Rutherford and Elizabeth Heiton in Bridgend, a.s.n. John. 
,, ,, Tiiomas Williamson and Mary Mein in Newsteid, a.d.n. \'iolet. 
„ ,. The deceased (leorge Bertown and Alison .Mercer in Gattonside, 

a.s.n. George. 
„ .. James Usher and Agnes Frier in Darnick, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. John 
Hoy, Charles Frier, for above four entries. 

After prayer the minister, Drygrainge, Longlee, John Mabane. 
.Nicol .Milne, James Blaikie, &c., elders. The clerk reports he wrote 
.Mr. (loudie, and there was accordingly produced an execution 
against Andrew Tait, pro. 2do., and the session resolved that the 
aftair should be referred to the presbytery of Selkirk, and accord- 
ingly they did. and hereby do refer the same for decision, which 
is to meet at Selkirk the tirst Tuesday of .September. The clerk 



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is appointed to extract the process. He was called in and 
summoned apied acta to the said meeting. 
Aug. 2^ John Mercer and Margaret Davidson in Newsteid, a.d.n. Mar}- : \v. 
John Mercer, Robert Mein, there. 
27. James Heiton and Jean Darhng in Langhaugh. a.s.n. Thomas : w. 



30. Robert Patersone and Anna Eliot of Dr^grainge. a-d.n. Catharine; w. 
.\lexr. Cunningham of Hyndhope, David Brown of Park, Mr. 
Eliot, schoolmaster. 
,. 31. To the deceased William Oliver and Marj- Pringle in Melrose, a.s.n. 

William ; w. . 

Sept. 6. John Napier and Janet Drummond in Bridgend, a.d.n. Isobel : w. 
William Napier, Andrew Drummond, there. 

13. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drxgrainge. Langlee, Thomas 

Thin, John Mabane, Nicol Milne, William Thine. &c., elders. 
This day Andrew Tait professed his sorrow. 

14. John Darling and Janet Lees in BlainsHes. a.5.n. John. 

.. James Wallace and Euphan Darling in Blainslies. a.d.n. Agnes. 
.. George Herd and Janet Simpson in Whitlaw, a.d.n. Mary ; the 
Laird of West Housebyres and Thomas Turner for above three 
entries. 
19. John Fisher and Margaret Rutherford of Housebyres. a.d.n. Helen : 
w. Mr. John Shiel in Earlstown, George Martine. 
,, 20. Robert Mercer and Mar}- Mein in Newsteid. a.s.n. James : w. James 
and John Mercers there. 
27. Richard Jerdain and Bettie Forrest, a.d.n. Annabella. 

,, 27, William Sibbett and in Gattonside, a.s.n. William : w. Henry 

Forrest, George Martine, for above two entries. 
Oct. 4. This day the Minister read the petition of the Presbyterians in New 
York, America, and the General Assembles recommendation for 
a collection, which is appointed this day eight days. 
„ „ Andrew Tait and Isobel Bunzie, a.s.n. Robert, by fornication. 

., John Bunzie and Jean Sibbald in Newtown, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. 
Thomas Stenhouse, Nicol Milne, there, for two above entries. 
„ II. There was collected this day, as appointed, ^36 Scotts. which was 

delivered to the Minister to be transmitted. 
„ 18. John Bunzie and Janet White in Newsteid, a.s.n. John. 

.. John Marr and Isobel Lythgow in Gattonside, a.d.n. Alison ; w-. 
Andrew and William ^larrs for the above two entries. 
„ 25. This day booked in order for marriage. Andrew Riddell and Marrv- 
Haliwall, both in this parish : Robert Haliwall, cautioner. 

ItevK James Pearson and ^Margaret Troter, both in this parish ; 
James Myles in Gattonside, cautioner. 
26. William Bowar and Isobel Paterson in Melrose, a.s.n. Robert. 
.. William TNlilne and Isobel Riddell in Newsteid, a.d.n. Margaret : w. 
John Mercer. Andrew Mein. 
Nov. I. George Grahamslie and Margaret Coldcleugh in Danieltown, a.s.n 
John. 
.. William Atchison and Janet Shiel in Newsteid, a.s.n. William. 
.. Robert Bunzie and Beatrix Farme in Newsteid, a.d.n. Beatrix : w. 
George Scott. Andrew Paterson, for above entries. 
,. 6. Booked in order for marriage. John Wallace and Sarah Purees, both 

in this parish ; Thomas Darling in Blainslie, cautioner. 
,. 7. Booked in order for marriage. George Chisholm and Margaret 
Welsh, both in this parish ; William Welsh, cautioner. 
15. Andrew Drummond and Helen !Mathison in Bridgend, a.d.n. Helen : 

w. Walter Murray, James Mathison. 
rS. John and Margaret Riddells of Muselee, a.s.n. Thomas; w. Mr. 
Robert Scott, brother tn the late Whitstead, Patrick Riddell, 
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Nov. 23. Peter Moffat and Agnes Smith in Threepwood, a.s.n. I^eter. 

,, „ James Uewar and Marion Hardie in Overlangshaw, a.d.n. Catherine ; 

w. Robert Moffat, John Wood. 
„ 24. Walter Milstone and Christian Sadler in Gattonside ; w. William 

Hoy, Thomas Bowstone. 
26. Xicol .Milne and Isobcl Turnbull in Newtown, a.d.n. Janet ; w. John 

Bunzie, Patrick Bulnian. 
Dec. 5. This day William Wilkie in the parish of Bouden and Alison 

Dawson were booked in order for marriage ; William Mabane, 

cautioner. 

liciii, Robert Grierson and Marion Wilson, both in this parish ; 

John Pearson in Drygrainge, cautioner. 
„ 13. James Dods and Anna Riddell in Newsteid, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. 

Andrew Mein, Robert Forsan, there. 
„ 16. James Small and Janet Brown in Longhaugh, a.s.n. John ; w. John 

Frater, James Brown, there. 
„ 20. George Atchison and Bessie Hopkirk in Melrose, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. 

Wni. Hopkirk, older and younger, there. 
„ 20. John Mercer and Isabel Speeding in Newsteid, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. 

/// supra. 
„ 27. Thomas Mercer and Margaret Atchison in Melrose, a.s.n. Thomas ; 

w. Nichol Mercer, Wm. Williamson there. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, James Blaikie, William 

Thin, Andrew Mar, John Mabane, &c., elders. 

This day the session orders that all who liave failed in 

solemnizing marriage give in two dollars, according to obligation. 

The sederunt closed with prayer. 
„ 29. Ale.xr. Laing and Agnes Grieve in Laudhopemure, a.s.n. John ; w. 

John Brown, William Murray. 
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Jan. 2. This day booked in order for marriage, John Somervail and Janet 

Nisbet, both in this parish ; Thomas Nisbet, cautioner. 
„ 3. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, James Blaikie, 

Nichol Milne, John Mabane, William Dickson, iS:c., elders. Case 

against Christian Bunzie about the time Barbara Stirling was 

buried on 21st May 1724. 
„ 7. This day booked in order for marriage, James Laing and Margaret 

Far in the parish of Gallashiels ; John Corsar, cautioner. 
„ 10. Robert Myles and Janet Mathison in Gattonside, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 

John Alarr, James Myles, there. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister. Drygrainge, Langlea, 

James Stoddart, Wm. Hoy, James Blaikie, t^c, elders. 

Christian Bunzie being called, compeared not. The session 

order her to be summoned pro 2do. The sederunt closed with 

prayer. 
,, 17. .'Vfter ))rayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Langlee, Andrew 

Paterson, George Hoy, &C., elders. 
This day the minister, conform to appointment of the Presbytery, 

tendered the oath of purgation to George Wright, which he had 

refuseil to take after he had repeated some part of it and then 

pulled down his hand. He was this day convened before the 

session and seriously exhorted to confess, but he still i)ersisted in 

his denyal, upon which he was cited apud actti to compear before 

the Presbytery the first Tuesday ne.Kt moneth. Ihe sederunt 

closed with prayer. 
„ 18. George Allay and .Marion Frater in Westerlanglee, a.d.n. Mary ; w. 

Jolin Frater, George Ailay. 
,, 30. John Laidlay and .\gnes Mein in Newtown, a.d.n. Janet. 
,, „ Robert Turnbull and Elizabeth Gibson in Newtown, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 

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Thomas Stenhouse and Helen Sibbald in Newtown, a.s.n. George ; 

w. Nichol and Thomas Mihie there. 
This day booked in order for marriage, James Bell and ?21izabeth 
Laing, both in this parish ; cautioner, James Laing, weaver in 
Melrose. 
John Cossar and Margaret Pnrves in Melrose, a.s.n. James. 
James Smail and Elizabeth EUies in Melrose, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. 
\Vm. Ellies, James lihiikie in Melrose, for both entries. 
,, 8. Thomas Young and Isabel Thomsone in Colmslie, a.d.n. Marion. 
„ ,, Thomas Waddell and Janet lirown in Overlongshaw, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; 

w. Robert and Peter Moffatt, for both entries. 
,, 14. Andrew Mein and Janet Mein in Newsteid, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. John 
Mein, William Milne. 

This day the Minister read the recommendation of the General 

Assembly for a collection to make new erections in Durness, 

which IS to be gathered Wednesday next, a day appointed as a 

fast through the Presbytery's bounds. 

„ 17. Collected for the end above mentioned, £z<^ : los. Scotts. 

„ 24. William Thine and Marion Fairbairn in Blainslie, a.d.n. Alison : w. 

William Thine, Thomas Darling, there. 
,, 27. This day booked in order for marriage, Mr. Adam Milne, our minister, 
and Mrs. Alison Hunier, daughter to Mr. William Hunter, 
minister of the gospell at Lilisleaf 
„ 28. Alexr. ]\PFadden and Agnes Napier in Melrose, a.d.n. Anne. 
„ „ Walter Murray and Isobel Mathison in Melrose, a.s.n. Walter ; w. 
Andrew M'Fadden, George Hoy there. 
Mar. 7. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Langlee, Robert 
Moffatt, elders. 

Upon a representation of the straitening circumstances of 
Walter Mabane's family and at his request the session conde- 
scended to let him have out of the box £. 15 Scotts upon his son's 
security, as also to give him by way of charity /,'3 Scotts. 

The session appoints Drygrainge, Andrew Paterson, John 
Mabane and (George Hoy, to meet with the minister and clerk 
and examine the treasurer's accounts P^riday first, the twelveth 
instant. The sederunt closed with prayer. 
„ 12. The committee appointed to examine the treasurers accounts did 
not meet. 

„ 20. William Mein and Margaret Mein in Eildon, a.s.n. William ; w. . 

„ „ James Mein and Mein in Newsteid, a.s.n. James ; w. Thomas 

Williamson, John Mercer, there. 
,, 24. Robert Stirling and Isobel Stuart in the Rhone, a.d.n. Isabel ; w. 
James Stirling, John Thin in Blainslies. 
April 4. W^alter Rae and Anne Eccles in Newtown, a.s.n. Walter ; w. Nichol 
Milne, Thomas Stenhouse. 

,, 12. Thomas Thine and Gibsone in Blainslies, ; w. John and 

Wm. Thines there. 
„ 18. After prayer sederunt, tlie Minister, Drygrainge, Langlee, Thomas 
Thine, John Sibbald, John Mabane. &c., elders. 

Upon a flagrant report against Beatrix Wallace, daughter to 
James Wallace in Melrose, she is ordered to be cited to this day 
eight days session. The sederunt closed with prayer. 
,, 25. Here you have account of the severall collections in this our parish, 
and for debursements they are to be seen in another volume of 
this size. 

Collected by Nichol .Milne and John Sibbald, £^ : 3s. Scotts. 
,. ,, James V'air and Margaret Kerr in Newtown, a.s.n. Thomas : w. 
Nichol Milns, elder and younger. 

After i)rayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Sibbald, 
James Stoddart, &c., elders. 



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1725. 

Beatrix Wallace was this day called but compeared not. She 
is appointed to be cited pro 2do., and in regard it is reported 
that George Edgar is gone off with her to marriage. He is 
also appointed to be summoned to the session this day eight 
days. 

The appointment on Drygrainge, Andrew J\'^iterson, John 
Mabane and George Hoy to revise James Blaikies accounts is 
renewed because they did not meet as per appointment on March 
7th, and they are appointed to meet Tuesday next. The sederunt 
closed with prayer. 
April 26. Thomas Little and Isobel Knox in Blainslie, a.s.n. George. 

Michael Hostonc and Isobel Kairbairn in Hlainslie, a.d.n. Catharine. 
James Laidlay and Christian Brunton in Buckholme, a.d.n. Isobell ; 
w. John Kirkwopd, Wm. .Atchison, for the above three entries. 
„ 30. This clay booked in order for marriage, John Frater in this parish, 
and Mary Gray in the parish of Ancrum ; John Riddell of Musely, 
cautioner. 

This day the Minister, John Mabane, George Hoy, with their 
clerk, met and examined James Blaikie's accounts, and after 
compearing charge and discharge there is remaining in his hand, 
^88 : 13s. Scotts. 
May 2. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Langlee, Andrew 
Paterson, Andrew Marr, &c., elders. 

Collected by John Mabane and George Hoy, £2 Scotts. 

George Edgar and Beatrix Wallace being summoned were 
called but compeared not. They are appointed to be cited to 
this day eight days session. The sederunt closed with prayer. 
,, 9. Thomas Thin and Mary Bell in Whitlaw, a.s.n. James ; w. Thomas 
Jackson, Thomas Laidlay. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Langlee, 
Thomas Thin, Andrew Paterson, James Blaikie, elders. 

Collected by Andrew Paterson and Wm. Hoy, £2 : los. Scotts. 

Case against George Edgar and Beatrix Wallace, who acknow- 
ledged their marriage, and produced a testimonial, dated at 
Edinr. April 24th, 1725, subscribed by William Wallace, minister ; 
Alexr. (iuthrie and David Muschet, witnesses. They were re- 
moved, and the session came to this resolution that they should 
compear Sabliath first and be rebuked for their clandestine 
iriarriage. They were called in and gravely rebuked and 
seriously admonished, and ordered to compear in the place of 
publick repentance .Sabbath first. The sederunt closed with 
prajer. 
„ 14. This day booked in order for marriage, Henry Forrest in this parisli, 
and Isobel Robertson in the parish of Galashiels : John Hownam 
in Darnick, cautioner. 
„ „ James Phaup and .Alison Cook bound in order for marriage, both in 
this parish ; John Smith in Darnick, cautioner. 

//c/>/, Patrick Bulman and Isobel Vair, l^otli in this parish : 
Nichol Milne in Newtown, cautioner. 
„ 16. George Edgar and Beatrix Wallace compeared according to appoint- 
ment and were rebuked. 

Collected by Andrew Marr, Wm. Hoy and John Mercer, 

^3 :7s.' 
,, 19. This day booked in order for marriage, Andrew Meather in the 

parish of Roxburgh, and Janet Pringle in this ; Alexr. Fisher of 

.Sorrowlcssfield, cautioner. 
,. 23. George Edgar and Beatrix Wallace c omjiearcd the 2nd time. 

Collected b)' John lUm/.ie and William Dickson, £2 : 17s. 
,, 28. This clay William Thin anil Janet Wallace, botli in this parish, were 

booked in order for marriage ; Wm. Thin in I'.lainslie, cautioner. 



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1725- . . 

May 30. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Wm. Hoy, John 
Sibbald, John Mabane, James Blaikie, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Mar and John Sibbald, £2 : 9s. 

This day Janet Bell in Melrose compeared and complained 
upon George Ormistone, weaver in Melrose, and upon Anne 
Ormiston his sister, that whereas upon Munday and Tuesday last, 
the 24th and 25th of this current moneth of May^ they uttered 
and spoke many fowl and approbrious words tending to ruin my 
reputation and to take away my good name, such as that I and 
my consorts took his coals and burnt them in my fire, and that I 
would do well not to awaken sleeping dogs, else they would tell 
me more of their minds, and would waken up what had not been 
heard these seven years, with much more to this purpose. The 
lybell being read Janet Bell owned the same, and having consigned 
her half-crown, George and Anne Ormiston being summoned, 
were called, compeared and confessed in the terms of the lybell. 
They were removed, and after the affair was duly considered, it 
was put to the vote whether they should be publickly or privately 
rebuked. Rolls being called and votes marked, it carried that 
they should be immediately rebuked in presence of the session. 
They were called in and gravely rebuked. They expressed their 
sorrow for such expressions, and begged forgiveness of God and 
Janet Bell's pardon. They were admissed with certification. 

A charge against John Young and Isobel Dalgleish being 
made, the session has ordered them to be cited to this day fourteen 
days session. The sederunt closed with prayer. 
June 6. Thomas Anderson and Mary Dickson in ]3rygrainge, a. s.n. Alexander. 
„ John Bell and Janet Mabane in Melrose, a.s.n. James. 
,, Robert Forsan and Margaret Brockie in Nevvsteid, a.d.n. Agnes : w. 
John Bowie and Alexr. Bell in Melrose, for above three entries. 

Collected by John Mabane, George Hoy and Andrew Mein, 
£4: 13s. Scotts. 
13. Robert Fairbairn and Margaret Davidson in Danieltown, a.s.n. 

James ; w. Andrew Paterson, Robert Scott, there. 
„ After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Langlee, Andrew 
Marr, George Hoy, Andrew Drummond, &c., the elders. 

Collected by James Stoddart, John Mercer, Robert Moffatt, 
£2 : 3s. 

John Young and Isobel Dalgleish being summoned, were 
called and compeared. They were charged for their too familiar 
correspondence and discharged converse for the future. 

James Kennedy and Margaret Riddell in Darnick are appointed 
to be summoned to this day eight days session. 

This day the Minister produced a discharge for the collection 
of this parish for New York, subscribed by the collector thereof, 
extending to /36 Scotts ; as also another discharge for Durness 
extending to ^29 : 12s. Scotts. The sederunt closed with prayer. 

20. James Leithen and Margaret Sclatter in Eildon, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. 
John Sibbald, John Gibson. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Langlee, John 
Sibbald, Nicol Milne, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Paterson and John Sibbald, {2 Scotts. 

The session resolve that the session shall meet Tuesday, the 
sixth of July next, to consider the state of the poor, and intimation 
to be made this day eight days 

James Kennedy being called, compeared and discharged to 
stay any longer in the house with Margaret Riddel. The sederunt 
closed with prayer. 

21. James Martin and Janet Dickson in Blainslie, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. 
John Thin, John Wallace there. 






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June 23. This day booked in order {ox maniaj^e, John Liikup in the parish of 

Selkirk, and Anne (kistown in this parish ; Robert Ormistone, 

merchant in Mehose, cautioner. 

„ 27. John and Mary Mein of Old Melrose, a.s.n. Charles ; \v. The Lairds 

of Urygrainge and Muselee. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Thomas Thin, 
Andrew Paterson, James Dlaikie, <S:c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Paterson and .A^ndrew Drummond, £\ •."]%. 

The Minister read the act of the commission of the General 
Assembly for the observation of a fast, Thursday next. 

Compeared this day Mary Pringle in Melrose and complained 
on Robert Ormistown, merchant there, that the 21st of this instant 
he spoke many foul and infamous words tending to ruin her 
reputation, such as that she had not seen his cow in her skaith, 
(Sec. James Ormistone was called, and compeared and offered to 
prove the lybell. He is ordered to give in a list of the witnesses 
to the clerk. The sederunt closed with prayer. 
July I. This being the fast day as appointed. The Minister appointed the 
elders to meet Tuesday ne.xt, in order to list the poor of the parish. 

Collected by John Bunzie and Wm. Hoy, ^4 : 7s. 
„ 4. This day the Minister intimated his purpose to administer the 
Sacrament of the Supper this day fourteen days. 

Collected by Andrew Marr and George Mercer, ^4 Scotts. 
„ 6. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Langlee, James 
Blaikie, Andrew Marr, John Mabane, George Hoy, Robert 
Moffatt, John Bunzie, John Sibbald, Thomas Laidlay and Nicol 
Milne, elders. The session considering the approach of the tryals, 
thought fit to enter on their privy tryals, so accordingly the elders 
present were removed severally two by two, were tryed and 
approven, and encouraged to go on in the Lord's work. 

After reading of the act of the Justices of the Peace of the 
shire, the following list of poor was given in by the elders in 
whose bounds they resided, viz. : — 



In Melrose. 

James Murray. 

Robert Hilsone and his 

weak child. 
Thomas Blaikie. 
Isobel Jack. 
Jannet Rutherford. 
.Margaret Maxwell. 
Christian Bunzie. 



/?? Newsteid. 

Agnes Mein. 
Christian Forsan. 
Andrew Pringle. 



1)1 1 1 'csthoiises. 

Helen Lauder. 
Isobel Ormiston. 



In Darnick. 

Leonard Hownam. 
Robert Charters. 

In Gattonside. 

Helen Nichol. 
Janet I lenderson. 
Thomas Leithan. 

In Langhaiigh. 

John Purves and his wife. 
Isobel Paterson and her son. 
John Sandilands and his 
daughter. 

/// Rlaitislie. 

Janet Lees and two father- 
less children. 
William Swanstone. 
Janet Hi slop. 
Neil Campbell. 
James Turner. 



The session appoints intimation to be made for the heretors to 
meet the 2d Wednesday of August next, in order to stent them- 



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selves for the maintenance of the said poor. The sederunt closed 

with prayer. 
[uly 7. Richard Robertson and Christian Davidson in Blainslie, a.d.n. 

Marion ; \v. Laird Grieve, Robert Martin, there. 
„ II. This day the minister appointed Thursday next as a day of fasting 

and humiliation before the Sacrament. 
,, „ Robert Ballentyne and Janet Frier in Gattonside, a.s.n. Robert : w. 

William Williamson, George Martine in Melrose. 

Collected by William Dickson, Andrew Drummond and James 

Stoddart, ^5 : 5s. 
,, 15. Fast day's collection, ----- 
„ 17. Saturday's collection, ----- 
„ 18. Sabbath day's collection, . - . . 

„ 19. Munday's collection, ----- 

Sum of collections, - - - . . 

Debursed to poor of the parish, common poor and 

others with recommendations, precentor and beadle, 



Which £7 : 7s. is ordered to be given to the treasurer, with which 
he is to charge himself. 
, Andrew Bunzie and Margaret Robertson in Newsteid, a.d.n. 

Margaret ; w. James and Robert Bunzies there. 
. After prayer sederunt, the INIinister, Drygrainge, Langlee, Thomas 
Thin, James Blaikie, &c., elders. 

Collected by George Hoy, John Mabane, Robert Moflatt, 
-^4 : IS. 

This day the Minister intimated a meeting of the heritors the 
nth of August next. 

Michael Wallace and Isobel Blaikie irregularly married are 
appointed to be cited to the session this day eight days. The 
sederunt closed with prayer. 
7. Walter Thomson and Margaret Hardie in Mosshouses, a.s.n. George. 
, James Purves and Agnes Knox in Colmslie, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. 
James Ainslie, Robert Mofifatt, for above three entries. 
Ult : — Andrew Usher and Isobel Thomson in Darnick, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 

James and William Stoddarts there. 
Aug. I. John Kemp and Helen Grant in Gattonside, a.s.n. James. 
„ ,, Robert Johnstone and Jean Gillas in Melrose, a.d.n. Helen. 
„ „ Andrew Smith and Helen Bowstone in Gattonside, a.d.n. Euphan ; 
w. Thomas Bowstone, James Gardner, there, for three above entries. 
Collected by John Sibbald and John Bunzie, £2 : 12s. 
Michael Wallace and Isobel Blaikie being cited were called, 
compeared and interrogate if married, answered affirmative and 
produced a testimonial of the same dated att Carham, July 8th, 
1725, subscribed by Thomas Ogle, minister De Carham. They 
were gravely rebuked, admonished, and dismissed. The sederunt 
closed with prayer. 
Aug. 8. Collected by Andrew Drummond, William Hoy, Robert Moffatt, 
£2 : I2S. 
,, II. This day being appointed for the heretors to meet and consider the 
state of the poor, the list formerly given in was read and considered, 
but in regard none of the heretors save Drygrainge were present, 
nothing was done. They appoint intimation for another meeting 
the first Wednesday of September next. The sederunt began and 
ended with prayer. 
,, 15. John Bunzie and Anne Davidson in Newsteid, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 
Robert Bunzie, William Sclater, there. 






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1725. 

Collected by , £1 : i6s. Scotts. 

Aug. 22. Joiin Moffat and Christian Kerr in Gattonside, a.d.n. Jannet. 

„ „ George Beatie and Marion Wrij^hl in Bridgend, a.d.n. Margaret ; \v. 
Andrew Beatie, Andrew Uruinniond. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Langlee. 
James Blaikie, Nichol Milne, Andrew Drumniond, &c., elders. 

Collected by George Hoy and Andrew Drumniond, £2 : 8s. 

This day a petition was given by George Mercer, portioner of 
Danieltown, concerning his son John, craving assistance to make 
him a scholar, because he inclines much that way. The session 
after hearing the said petition, allowed a crown to the school- 
master as a part of his wages till further consideration. 

This day Andrew Drummond addressed the session for the 
loan of fifty merks from the bo.x, which the session granted upon 
sufficient cautionary. 

The session orders their officer to cite Robert Ormistone, 
James Bunzie and Mary Pringie to the session this day eight 
davs. The sederunt closed with prayer. 
,, 29. -After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Langlee, Andrew 
Marr, Nichol Mercer, &c., elders. 

Collected by James Stoddart and \Vm. Dickson, £2 : 17s. 

Robert Ormistone, James Ikmzie and Mary Pringie being 
cited, Robert Ormistone was called and compeared, and to prove 
what he had undertaken as per sederunt, June 27th, gave in 
the following list of witnesses, viz. : — Ale.xr. Laing and his wife, 
Margaret Walker, servetrix to the said Mary Pringie ; William 
Wilkie and his wife, Alison Young, Elizabeth Walker, servitrix to 
the said Robert Ormistown. In regard Alexr. Laing and his wife 
are now residing in Oxnam parish, the session appoints their 
clerk to write Mr. Colden to cause cite them to the session this 
day fourteen days. Mary Pringie and James Bunzie are appointed 
to get a copy of the witnesses that are to be examined in their 
affair. The sederunt closed with prayer. 
Sept. 2. This day booked in order for marriage, John Pringie in this parish, 
and Margaret Young in the parish of Yetholm ; John Pringie in 
Blainslie, cautioner. 
Collected by Wm. Hoy and Andrew Drummond, £2 : 4s. 
James Mein and Catharine Shiel in Newsteid, a.d.n. Margaret. 
Robert Mein and Mary Mein in Newsteid, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. John 
Mercer, Andrew Mein there, for two above entries. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Langlee, Nicol Milne, 
Andrew Mar, John Mabane, Andrew Patersone, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Marr, Nichol Milne, John Bunzie, 

^3 : 3S- . 

James Bunzie and Mary Prmgle compeared. All the witnesses 
also compeared except Alexr. Laing and his wife. James Bunzie 
and Mary Pringie declared they had nothing to say why they 
might not be examined in their affair. Then the minister gravely 
administered the oath, they were removed except Alison Young, 
solutiii aged fifty-four years, solemnly sworn, purged of malice 
and partial counsel, deponed ;////// novit. 

William Wilkie married, aged twenty-four years, solemnly 
sworn, &c., deponed ut supra. 

The following other witnesses were examined ; — Alison 
Dawson, married, aged twenty years. 

Margaret Walker, aged twenty years, unmarried. 

Elizabeth Walker, aged nineteen years. 

James Iknizic and Mary Pringie were summoned apud acta to 
the session this day eight days. The sederunt closed with 
prayer. 



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Sept. 19. William Brown and Jean Dickson in Colmsliehill, a.d.n. Margaret. 
„ „ Robert, Bunzie and Marion Hopkirk in Newsteid, a.d.n. Isobel ; vv. 
Wni. Hopkirks, elder and younger, in Melrose, for above two 
entries. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, James 
Blaikie, Andrew Paterson, John Mercer, &c., elders. 
Collected by John Mabane and John Mercer, £2 : 5s. 
This day the depositions of Alison Dawson and Margaret 
Walker were read, and after serious consideration the session 
came to this resolution, that Mary Pringle and James Bunzie shall 
both appear three several Lord's days in the place of publick 
repentance, and to enter to the pillar Sabbath first and be rebuked. 
They were called in and this intimate to them. The sederunt 
closed with prayer. 
,, 26. William Robertson and Bessie Scott in Gattonside, a.s.n. Walter ; w. 
John Robertson, Walter Riddell. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Langlee, 
Nichol Milne, Andrew Mein, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Paterson and James Hoy, £s Scotts. 
Mary Pringle appointed to compear before the congregation 
this day did not compear, the appointment is continued on her to 
compear this day eight days. The sederunt closed with prayer. 
Oct. 3. Mary Pringle compeared for the first time, and was rebuked and 
ordered to continue there two Sabbaths. 

Collected by James Stoddart, Wm. Dicksone, Andrew Mein, 
^i:i8s. 
„ 10. Mary Pringle compeared for the second time. 

,, ,, Andrew Marr and Susanna Lythgow in Gattonside, a.s.n. Andrew. 
,, John Dalgleish and Margaret Darling in Darnick, a.s.n. Alexander. 
„ James Helin and Marion Thomson in Housebyres, a.s.n. James ; w. 
Thomas Darling, James Wallace, for above three entries. 

Collected by Nicol Milne, John Bunzie and Wm. Hoy, £2 : 2s. 
„ 17. Mary Pringle compeared for the 3d time, was rebuked and dismissed. 

Collected by George Hoy and John Mabane, £1 : 12s. 
„ 18. James Wilkieson and Isobel Rodger in Appletreeleaves, a.s.n. 

James ; w. James Darling, James Clapperton, there. 
„ 23. This day booked in order for marriage, Nichol Miln and Mary Mein, 

both in this parish ; Andrew Bartleman in Newsteid, cautioner. 
„ 24. Robert Penman and Margaret Peacock in Melrose, a.s.n. James. 
„ „ John Wood and Agnes Noteman in Mosshouses, a.d.n. Agnes ; w-. 
Robert Penman, Jamas Smail in Melrose, for above two entries. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Langlee, 
John Sibbald, Nichol Milne, &c., elders. 

Collected by John Mercer and Andrew Drummond, ^i : 17s. 
Wednesday come twenty days the seventeen of November is 
appointed for revising the treasurer's accompts ; John Mabane, 
Andrew Patersone, George Hoy are appointed with the minister 
and clerk. The sederunt closed with prayer. 

„ 31. John Mercer and Mary Mein in Newsteid, a.s.n. : w. Andrew 

Mein and Robert Bunzie there. 

Collected by Andrew Paterson and John Mercer, £2 : los. 
Nov. 7. John Sclatter and Janet Little in Eildon, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. John 
Sibbald, John Usher, there. 

Collected by James Stoddart and John Bunzie, £2 : 2s. 
„ 14. This day George Edgar and Beatrice Wallace compeared for the 
third time and were rebuked, and were dismissed. 
, John Somervail and Janet Nisbet in Gattonside, a.d.n. Janet. 
, Wm. Mabane and Janet Simpson in Newsteid, a.d.n. Margaret. 
, George Edgar and Beatrix Wallace in Melrose, a.d.n. Anne ; w. 
James Wallace, Robert Edgar. 

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1725. 

Collected by Andrew Mein and Wm. Hoy, ^3 : 4s. 
Nov. 16. Booked in order for marriage, George Stewart and Janet Halliwall, 
both in this parish ; Robert Halliwall in Gattonside, cautioner ; 
as also John Coats and Janet Purves, both in this parish ; Robert 
Coatts, cautioner. 

ItcDi. James Fisher in this parish and Isobel Wright in the 
parish of Earlestone ; Alexr. Fisher, cautioner. 
„ rj. This day the Minister, John Mabane, George Hoy, mett with their 
treasurer and clerk and revised his accompts and approved the 
same, and left remaining in his hand ^83 : is. Scotts. 
„ 21. James Bunzie and Jean Wilson in Newsteid, a.s.n. Joseph ; w. 
Robert and Andrew Bunzies there. 

Collected by John Mabane and George Hoy, £1 : 14s. 
,, 28. Robert Hunter and Jean Brock in Melrose, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. Wm. 
Hunter, James Blaikie, there. 

Collected by W^m. Hoy and John Mercer, {^i : 9s. 
Dec. 5. Collected by James Stoddart and Andrew Drummond, ^i : i8s. 

,, 12. Collected by /2 : i6s. 

„ 16. John Wallace and Sai-ah Purves in Blainslie, a.s.n. John. 

,, „ John M'Dougal and Janet .Suanstone in Blainslie, a.d.n. Margaret ; 

w. Thomas Darling, John Wallace, there, for above two entries. 
„ 19. Collected by John Sibbald and John Bunzie, 2^2 : 6s. 
,, 20. John Crosbie and Elizabeth Hardie in Clackmae, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; 

w. Alexr. Fisher, James Cribbas. 
„ 26. Thomas Marr and Jean Craig in Melrose, a.s.n. James. 
„ „ James Stoddart and Isobel Moss in Darnick, a.s.n. John ; w. Andrew 
and James Marrs. 

Collected by John Mabane, George Hoy and John Mercer, 
^2 : 2s. 
1726. 
Jan. I. This day booked in order for marriage, Mungo Dalgleish and Jannet 
Glendinning, both in this parish ; James Dods in Newsteid, 
cautioner. 
„ • 2. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Langlee, John 
Mabane, George Hoy, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Paterson and John Mabane, £^2 : i8s. 
Henry Forrest was gravely rebuked and admonished and 
ordered to compear with his wife in the place of publick repen- 
tance, so soon as his wife can come out. The sederunt closed 
with prayer. 
,, 9. Thomas Pinkertone and Margaret Grieve in Melrose, a.s.n. Thomas. 
„ ,, Robert Bunzie and Rachel Forsan in Newsteid, a.d.n. Alison ; w. 
Robert and Andrew Forsan, for above two entries. 

Collected by Andrew Mein and Andrew Drummond, £,\ : ids. 
,, 12. Henry Forrest and Isobel Robertson in Westhouses, a.s.n. John. 
„ „ Robert Williamson and Agnes Scott in Westhouses, a.d.n. Isobel ; 

w. George Mein, George Maiiine. 
,, 16. Collected by James Stoddart and John Mercer, _^i : i8s. 
„ 18. John Milne and Isobel Aird in Newtown, a.s.n. George ; w. Nichol 

and Mungo Milne. 
,, 23. Collected by Andrew Mar and Andrew ^lein, £1 : 7s. 
„ 26. Nicol Milne and Agnes TurnbuU in Newtown, a.s.n. John ; w. John 
Cochran, James Laidlay. 
30. Collected by John Sibbald, Wm. Hoy, John Mabane, ^i : i8s. 
Feb. 2. James Boid and Elizabeth Raith in Blainslie, a.s.n. George ; w. 
James Ainslie, John Coats. 
„ 6. Collected by George and Wm. Hoy, £1. 
,, 10. John Usher and Christian Bower in Eildon, a.s.n. James ; w. John 

and Andrew Sibbalds. 
,, 13. James Mein and Margaret Bunzie in Newsteid, a.s.n. James. 



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1726. 

Feb. 13. William Laidlay and Margaret Atchison in Melrose, a.s.n. George ; 
w. George Martine, John Tait, tliere, for both above entries. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Langlee, 
Nichol Milne, George and Wm. Hoys, &c., elders. 

Collected by £,2 : 2S. 

The minister desired the elders to consider if there were any 
in their several ciuarters whom they would recommend for the 
office of elders. The sederunt closed in prayer. 
„ 20. Collected by James Stoddart and John Mercer, £2 : 6s. 
„ 25. This day booked in order for marriage, Alexr. Borthwick in the 
parish of Lauder, and Margaret Darling in this ; Thomas Darling, 
portioner of Blainslie, cautioner. 
„ 27. Collected by Andrew Paterson and John Sibbald, £2 : 6s. 

This day Henry Forrest and Isobel Robertson, his wife, com- 
peared for the 1st time and were rebuked. 
„ 28. John Chisholm and Margaret Rilchie in Calfhil, a.s.n. George ; vv. 
George Martine, Andrew Haliday. 

Mar. 6. Collected by George Mercer £2 : 6s. 

Henry Forrest and his spouse compeared for the 2nd time. 
„ 7. Booked in order for marriage, David Murray, in the parish of Selkirk, 

and Agnes Darling in this parish ; Thomas Darling, cautioner. 
„ 12. Booked in order for marriage, Mr. Gavin Eliot, schoolmaster, and 

Margaret Angus, in the parish of Selkirk. 
„ 13. Collected by James Stoddart and Andrew Drummond, ^3 : 7s. 

Henry Forrest and his wife dismissed. 
„ 20. Andrew M'Fadden and Christian Cook in Melrose, a.d.n. Anne. 
„ „ Andrew and Catharine Mercer in Bridgend, a.d.n. Janet ; w. George 
Martine, Alexr. M'Fadden, for above two entries. 

Collected by John Mabane and William Dickson, £2 : i6s. 
„ 27. Collected by John Sibbald, Andrew Mar and Nichol Milne, 
£2 : 14s. 
April 3. Alexr. and Jannet Bell in Melrose, a.d.n. Helen. 

„ „ George Martine and Isobel Haliburton in Melrose, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. 
John Bowie, Andrew Martine. 

Collected by Andrew Drummond and John Mercer, £2, : 19s. 
„ 17. William Bunzie and Janet Fairbairn in Newsteid, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. 
Robert and Robert Bunzies. 

Collected by Wm. and George Hoys, £2 : is. 
„ 24. John Marr and Isobel Lythgow in Gattonside, a s.n. Robert. 
„ „ Richard Burnet and Agnes Eliot in Drygrange, a.d.n. Grissel. 

Collected by James Stoddart, John Sibbald, Nichol Milne, 
£2 : los. 
May I. Collected by Wm. Dicksone and Andrew Mein, £^ : 5s. 

„ 4. Mr. Adam Milne, minister, and Alison Hunter, a.d.n. Margaret, 
baptised by Mr. John Goudie ; w. the laird of Muselee, James 
Blaikie. 
7. This day booked in order for marriage, Gilbert Bourlee and Barbara 
Moodie, both in this parish ; Wm. Bourlee, cautioner. 
„ 8. James Boustone and Marion Blaikie in Gattonside, a.d.n. Margaret. 
,] „ Michael Wallace and Isobel Blaikie in Melrose, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 
James and Mark Blaikies, for above two entries. 

Collected by Robert Moffat and Andrew Drummond, £4. 
1 5.' Robert Ormistown and Agnes Smith in Gattonside, a.s.n. Robert; 
w. John Smith, Wm. Cook. 

Collected by Wm. Hoy and Andrew Paterson, £3 : 3s. 
18. James and Agnes Lauder, a.s.n. Andrew. 
„ Alexr. Laing and Agnes Grieve in Blainslie, a.s.n. Alexander. 
„ Andrew and Jannet Shillinglaw in Blainslie, a.d.n. Janet. 
„ John Tait and Agnes Pringle in Blainslie, a.d.n. Helen, w. John and 
James Wallace for above four entries. 



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May 22. James Pearson and Margaret Troter in East Housebyres, a.s.n. 
Robert. 
„ „ John Tnrnbiill and Elizabeth Hamiltonc in Gattonside, a.d.n. 
Elizabeth. 

("ollected by John iMercer and Thomas Laidlay, £2 : 9s. 
„ 29. \Vm. Wilkie and Alison Dawson in Melrose, a.s.n. James ; w. James 
Blaikie, John Mabane. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Langlee, 
James Blaikie, George Hoy, Andrew Paterson, &.C., elders. 
Collected by John Sibbald and John Mabane, £2 : los. 
George Hoy, Andrew Paterson, John Mabane are appointed 
to meet with the minister and clerk to-morrow fourteen days to 
inspect the treasurer's accounts. The sederunt closed with 
prayer. 
June 5. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Langlee, George 
Hoy, James Blaikie, John Mabane, &c., elders. 

Collected by Thomas Laidlay and Andrew Patersone, £2 : 13s. 

This day the minister and elders resolved that the Sacrament 

of the supper shall be given in this place, the 17th day of next 

month, being the third Sabbath. The sederunt closed with 

prayer. 

„ 12. in , a.s.n. Martine. 

„ ,, James Phaup and Alison Cook in Melrose, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. 
William and Alexr. Cooks there. 

Collected by John Sibbald and William Dickson, £2 : i8s. 
„ 13. This day the minister, John Mabane, George Hoy and Andrew 
Paterson, with the clerk, mett with the treasurer and his accompts, 
which being revised and approven, there was left in his hand 
£^0) : 19s. Scotts. 
„ 16. Booked in order for marriage, George Frater in this parish and 
Elizabeth Dalgleish in the parish of Yarrow ; Peter Frater, 
cautioner. 
19. Collected by Andrew Paterson, Andrew Mein, £2 : 5s. 
26. Collected by Andrew Mar and George Hoy, £2 :3s. 
July I. Booked in order for marriage, Thomas Familtone in the parish of 
Stitchill and Agnes Hoy in this parish ; Wm. Hoy in Gattonside, 
cautioner. 
3. This day the minister read the Assembly's act appointing a fast, and 
the King's proclamation directing it to be Thursday next the 7th 
instant. As also he intimated his design of administering the 
Sacrament of the supper this day fourteen aays, being the 17th 
instant. 

Collected by John Mercer, £2 : 2s. 
7. Being the fast day, collected by Nichol Milne and William Dickson, 

;^4 : IDS. 
10. John Thomsone and Margaret Martine in Gattonside, a.d.n. 
Margaret ; w. James and Andrew Boustones there. 

This day the minister intimated Thursday next as the fast 
before the Sacrament. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Langlee, 
James Blaikie, John INlabane, tSic, elders. 

Collected by Andrew Marr and John Mercer, £^ : is. 
The session appoints Tuesday next for the private" tryals of 
the elders. 

Received testimonials for Thomas Pinkertone, officer of excise, 
and his wife and servant, from Kelso. 

Received from Stow for James Blaikie and his family, testi- 
monials. The sederunt closed with prayer. 
12. This day appointed for privy tryals. 

After prayer sederunt, the ^Minister, Drygrainge, Wm. and 



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George Hoy, Wm. Dickson, James Blaikie, Andrew Paterson, 
Nicbol Milne, John Sibbald, John Mabane, James Stoddart, 
John Mercer, Thomas Laidlay, Robert Moffatt, Andrew Marr, 
elders. 

The elders present were this day severally removed, tryed, 

approved and encoiuaged to go on in the Lord's work. The 

sederunt closed with prayer. 

July 14. Fast day's collection, . . . . . /lo 18 00 

„ 16. Saturday's collection, - - - - - 13 18 00 

„ 17. Sabbath Day's collection, - - - - 26 06 00 

„ 18. Munday's collection, - - - - - 15 00 00 



Sum of collections, - - - ^66 02 00 

Debursed to the poor of the parish, common poor, 
and poor with recommendations, precentor and 
beadle, - - - - - - 45 02 00 



£21 00 GO 



Which sum of ballance of £2\ Scotts, is appointed to be given 

in to the treasurer wherewith he is to charge nimself. 
„ 18. Patrick Thomson and Isobel Moffat in Gattonside, a.s.n. Patrick ; w. 

Robert Sibbald, Robert Halliwall, there. 
„ 19. John Chisholm and Blaikie in Whitlaw, a.s.n. William ; w 

James Blaikie, George Martine. 
„ 23. This day booked in order for marriage, William and Helen Fisher 

both in this parish ; Alexr. Fisher of Sorrowlessfield, cautioner. 
„ 24. Collected by John Mabane, Andrew Drummond, and Andrew Mein, 

-^3 :6s. 
Aug. I. John Davidson and Agnes Mein in Newsteid, a.s.n. John. 

„ „ John Sibbald and Agnes .Stenhouse in Eildon, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. 

Thomas Stenhouse, Nichol Milne in Newtown. 
„ ,, After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Langlee, James 

Blaikie, John Mabane, George Hoy, &c., elders. 

Collected by Nichol Milne and John Sibbald, £2 : 7s. 
Christian Rutherford, servetrix to Mary Pringle in Melrose, 

is ordered to get testimonials twixt and this day fourteen days, 

else she will not be allowed residence in this parish. The sederunt 

closed with prayer. 
,, 4. Nichol Milne and Mary Mein in Newtown, a.s.n. Nichol. 
„ ,, James Usford and Jannet Marr, a.d.n. Helen ; w. Thomas Stenhouse, 

Nichol Milne, there. 
„ 5. John Fisher and Mary Rutherford of Westerhousebyres, a.d.n. 

Elizabeth. 
„ „ George Alley and Marion Frater in West Langlee, a.s.n. Robert : w. 

Robert Fisher of Langlee, John Frater. 
„ 7. Patrick Bulman and Isobel Vair in Newtown, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. 

Nichol Milne, George Martine. 
„ 14. Collected by Robert Moffat and Wm. Dickson, £1 : 19s. 

Collected by George Hoy and Andrew Drummond, ^i : 15s. 
„ 21. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Langlee, Andrew 

Paterson, James Blaikie, &c., elders. 

Collected by Wm. Hoy and John Mercer, £2 : 8s. 

John Mabane reported that he spoke to Christian Rutherford 

that she might have her testimonials ready within fourteen days, 

but in regard she is at her harvest the affair is delayed. The 

sederunt closed with prayer. 
„ 28. James Lumsdean and Agnes Mabane in Colmslie, a.s.n. James. 
,, ,, David Thomson and Margaret Ker in Calfhill, a.d.n. Jannet ; \v. 

James Hog, James Young, there. 



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1726. 

Collected by John Sil)bal(l, Andrew Drummond and John 
Mercer, J^^ : 4s. 
Sept. 4. Xichol .Milne and Mary Mein in Newtown, a.d.n. Mary ; w. Thomas 
and Nichol Milncs there. 

Collected by Andrew Marr and John Mercer, £^1 : i6s. 
1 1. Collected by John Mabane and George Moy, £^1 : 9s. 
18. Andrew Lindseyand Margaret Simpson in Gattonside, a.s.n. George ; 
w. James Phaup, John Mabane in Melrose. 

Collected by James Stoddart and William Dicksone, £1 : i6s. 
,, 25. Thomas Miin and Christian Walker in Newtown, a.s.n. Andrew ; \v. 
Nichol and John Milns there. 

Collected by Andrew Paterson, John Mabane and Andrew 
Mein, £1 : 14s. 
Oct. 2. John Smith, younger, and Helen fiercer in Darnick, a.d.n. Helen ; w. 
John Smith, elder, (Jeorge Mercer, there. 

Collected by Wm. Hoy, Andrew Marr and Nichol Milne, 
^2 : 9s. 
„ 6. Wm. Lauder and Helen Rolmanhouse in Blainslie, a.d.n. Helen ; w. 

James Lauder, George Rolmanhouse, there. 
„ 9. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Langlee, Wm. Hoy, 
Andrew Mar, John Mabane, <S:c., elders. 

Collected by John Mercer and William Dickson, ^2 : 5s. 
Christian Rutherford not producing testimonials according to 
the session's appointment, application was made to Drygrainge, 
the magistrate, for a warrant to apprehend her if she produced 
them not against this day eight days. 

John Mabane and James Blaikie are appointed to acquaint 
John Young and Isobel Dalgleish that unless they forbear one 
another's company, the session will proceed in censures against 
them. Also Wm. Dickson and John Mercer are appointed to 
acquaint James Kennedy and — — Riddeil, that they forbear 
living together else the session will also proceed in censures 
against them. The sederunt closed with prayer. 
,, 15. This day booked in order for marriage, James Henderson in the 
parish of Longnewtown and Isabel Halliwall in this parish ; 
Richard Slatter in Blainslie, cautioner. 
„ 16. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Langlee, Nicol 
Milne, Wm. Dickson, John Mercer, &c., elders. 

Collected by John Sibbald and John Mercer, ^2 : los. 
James Blaikie's appointed to attend the synod at Kelso, 
Tuesday next. 

^8 Scotts are appointed to be given for the highland and 

lowland bursars. The sederunt closed with prayer. 

„ 20. This day booked in order for marriage, Thomas Bunzie in this parish, 

and Helen Bryden in the parish of Stow ; John Bunzie in Eildon, 

cautioner. 

„ 22. Booked in order for marriage, Walter Scott and Janet Mein, both in 

this parish ; Robert Scott in Danieltown, cautioner. 
„ „ l)Ooked in order for marriage, Robert Gibson and Isobel Dinnand, 

both in this parish ; John Gibson in Melrose, cautioner. 
„ 23. This day the minister read an act of the Presbytery, appointing a 
collection for several families in Selkirk that had lately suffered 
by fire, against this day eight days. 
„ John Pearson and Mary Crosbie in Old Melrose, a.s.n. Alexandei. 
„ Wm. Telfair and Helen Lindsay (begot in fornication) in Gattonside, 
a.d.n. Helen ; w. Wm. Wilson, James Cribbas. 

Collected l)y Mabane, Andrew Mein, Andrew Paterson, £2 : ys. 
28. This day booked in order for marriage, Walter Rae and Christian 
Richie, both in this parish ; Andrew M'Fadden in Melrose, 
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1726. 

Oct. 30. Robert Grieison and Margaret Wilson in Darnick, a.s.n. John ; w. 
John Grierson, William Wilson. 

Collected by James Stoddart, William Dickson, Andrew 
Drummond, for the cause as narrated, ^34 : 2s. Scotts. 
Nov. 6. Robert Leithen and Mary Nisbet in Gattonside, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. 
Thomas Nisbet, James Leithen there. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Langlee, 
Wm. Hoy, Wm. Dickson, Andrew Paterson, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Mar and John Mercer, ^2 : los. 

This day the minister informed the session that Robert Pringle, 
mason in Newsteid, waited on the Presbytry at their last meeting 
and craved that he might be purged by oath of the scandal. The 
Presbytry ordered him a copy of the oath. He is to attend the 
session this day eight days when a copy of it is to be ready. 

The session being informed that Margaret Pringle, banished 
from Selkirk for her wickedness, is come to this parish, they 
appoint James Blaikie to speak to her and to charge her to leave 
the parish. 

This day the minister gave in a discharge for ^34 : 2s. for the 
relief of these who suffered by fire in Selkirk. The sederunt 
closed with prayer. 
„ 13. Thomas Sclatter and Euphan Robertson in Newsteid, a.s.n. James ; 
w. Andrew Mein, John Mercer, there. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Langlee, 
James Stoddart, John Mercer, John Mabane, &;c. , elders. 

Collected by Andrew Mein, John Sibbald and John Mercer, 
^2 : 7s. 

A copy of the oath of purgation was given in, but Robert 
Pringle being away from home it reniains in the minister's 
hand. 

This day was read a petition from John Sclater, portioner of 
Eildon, craving that Drygrainge, as baillie, and the session, would 
allow him to build a seat at the north side of the east door, which 
petition being considered and the place viewed, they granted his 
petition, provided always it do prejudice to no body. The 
sederunt closed with prayer. 
„ 16. James Fisher and Isobel Wight in Sorrowlessfield, a.s.n. Alexander ; 

w. George Wight, John Fisher. 
„ 17. John Frater and Mary Gray, portioner of Langhaugh, a.s.n. George ; 

w. James and George Alleys in Galabridge. 
„ 19. This day booked in order for marriage, William Milne and Elizabeth 
Mein, both in this parish ; John Bowie, cautioner. 

„ 20. Wm. Pringle and Tait in Blainslie, a.s.n. Andrew ; baptized att 

Ligertwood. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Langlee, 
James Blaikie, George Hoy, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Paterson, Wm. Hov, John Mabane, 
£2 : 8s. 

Robert Pringle this day waited on the session, whereat the 
minister with suitable exhortations gave him the oath of purgation 
to advise upon. 

The session being informed that Christian Bunzie, who was 
sometime out of the parish, is now returned, they are resolved she 
shall be summoned to the session this day eight days, that she 
may be dealt with, and therefore appoints the beadle accordingly. 

The session appoints Drygrainge, Andrew Paterson, John 

Mabane and George Hoy, with the minister and clerk, to meet 

Tuesday next with James Blaikie their treasurer, to take in his 

* accompts. The sederunt closed with prayer. 

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1726. 

parish and Euphan vSmith in the parish of Channelkirk ; George 
Marline, cautioner. 
Nov. 25. looked Thomas Speeding in llic parish of Galashiels and Margaret 
Myles in tliis parisii ; James Myles in Gattonside, cautioner. 

„ 27. James \'air and .Maryaret Ker in Newtown, a.s.n. . 

„ „ Thomas Mercer and Margaret Atchison in Melrose ; w. Nichol 
Mercer, James Laing. 

After prayer, sederunt, the Minister, Urygrainge, Langlee, 
James Stoddart, Nichol Milne, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Mar and John Sibbald, ^2 : los. 

Christian Bunzie being summoned was called and compeared, 
and after serious and suitable exhortations to bring her to a con- 
fession, she being a person wicked to the last degree and not 
sounti in judgment. She being removed, the session plainly 
perceived that all they could say would have no influence to bring 
her to a confession, and also considering that it is a relapse, and 
that the former scandal is not altogether purged, resolved to refer 
the same to the Presbytry of Selkirk for decision. And therefore 
they did and hereby do refer the same to the Reverend Presbytry 
of Selkirk that's to meet within the Kirk hereof Tuesday, the sixth 
next moneth. She was called in and summoned apiid acta to 
compear the said day. 

In regard these appointed to revise the treasurer's accompts 
not meet conform to appointment, the same is continued on them 
to meet to-mon-ow. The sederunt closed with prayer. 
„ 28. This day the Minister, John Mabane, George Hoy and Andrew 
Paterson mett according to appointment and revised the treasurer's 
accompts, and approved and found correct, and find in his hand 

-£123 : 7s- 
Dec. 3. This day booked in order for marriage, William Darling in this parish 
and Janet Hislop in the parish of Bowden ; Walter Murray, 
cautioner. 
,, 4. Collected by Andrew Paterson and George Hoy, ^2 : 6s. 
,, II. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Langlee. Wm. 
Dickson, James Stoddart, John Mabane, (S:c., elders. 

Collected by James Stoddart and John Mercer, ^i : i8s. 

This day the minister accjuainted the session that Christian 

Bunzie waited on the Presbytry Tuesday last, and in everything 

adhered to her former confession, and that the Presbytry had 

past upon her the lesser excommunication, but he forbore to 

pronounce and execute the same in regard he heard that the said 

Christian was desirous to speak with the session and was waiting 

on for that effect. The session was of the mind she snould be 

called in, which was accordingly done, and being asked what she 

had to say to the session, answered rather than be excommunicate 

she would make a confession against William Swain, weaver in 

Hawick, a single unmarried man, landlord of the house wherein 

Henry Gibson's relict lives. She said that she had seen him 

playing at the kails in her father's garden, and being asked what 

moved her to emit such a confession at this time, answered as 

above, that she was afraid of being excommunicated. She was 

removed, and the session upon consideration thought fitt to call 

her in. .Several questions were put to her to which no satisfying 

answer was returned. The session appointed an extract of this 

confession to be drawn out and laid before the Presbytry. The 

first Tuesday of January next. And she is summoned (f///^/ (?<:/« 

to attend the l^resbytry the said day att Selkirk. The sederunt 

closed with pjayer. 

„ 18. Richard Park and Margaret Pringle in Allanshaws, a.s.n. 

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1726. 

Dec. 18. Robert Sclatter and Janet Elliot in Eildon, a.s.n. James ; vv. Thomas 
Sclatter, James Leithen, there. 
„ John Bunzie and Mary Wallace in Eildon, two sons named James 
and Thomas ; w. ut supra. 

Collected by Wm. Hoy, Wm. Dickson and Andrew Drunmiond, 
£2 : 2s. 
„ 19. John Coats and Janet Purves in Langshaw, a.s.n. John ; w. Langlee 
and Charles Ainslie. 

25. Collected by John Mercer and Andrew Main, £2 : 8s. 

26. James Little and Janet Litherdale in Buckholme, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. 

John Frater, James Small. 

1727. 
Jan. I. Andrew Mein and Janet Mein in Newsteid, a.s.n. Robert. 

„ „ John Corsar and Margaret Purves in Melrose, a.s.n. John ; w. George 
and Andrew Marlines there. 

This day the minister, after many necesary cautions against 
rash swearing, tendered the oath of purgation to Robert Pringle. 

Collected by Nichol Milne, John Sibbald and Andrew 
Paterson, £2 : 14s. 
8. Robert Ormistown and Helen Hopknk in Melrose, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 
Wm. Hopkirk, George Ormistown, there. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Langlee, 
James Blaikie, Nichol Milne, Wm. Hoy, &c., elders. 

Collected by George Hoy and John Mabane, £2 : 5s. 

This day the minister pronounced the sentence of the lesser 
excommunication against Christian Bunzie ; and also absolve 
Robert Pringle from the same, who purged himself by oath last 
Lord's day. 

Christian Bunzie was called in and much dealt with. The 
session appointed her to appear in sackcloath before the congrega- 
tion Sabbath next. The session appoints their clerk to extract her 
last confession and convey it to Mr. Charles Telfair, minister of 
Hawick. The sederunt closed with prayer. 
„ 15. George Beatie and Marion' Wright in Bridgend, a.d.n. Janet; w. 
George Hoy, Andrew Beatie. 

This day Christian Bunzie appeared in the sackcloath and was 
spoke with in order to bring her to a sense of her sin. 

Collected by Wm. Dickson, James Stoddart and John Mercer, 

£,^ ■ 5s- 
„ 22. Christian Bunzie compeared and was spoke with ut supra. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Langlee, 
James Stoddart, John Sibbald, &c , elders. 

Collected by Andrew Paterson, ^i : 9s. 

This day the session required there might be a meeting of the 
heretors called for repairing the kirk, that is in an extraordinary 
bad state. But in regard Farnilee is at Edinr., the session appoints 
their clerk to write to him about it, and that of a necessity there 
must be a meeting for that effect about the beginning of March 
next. 

Margaret Pringle discharged the town and parish of Selkirk, 
now residing in Melrose, is appointed to bring testimonials, else to 
leave this place. 

The clerk reports he sent an extract of Christian Bunzie's affair 
to the minister of Hawick. The sederunt closed with prayer. 
„ 29. Christian Bunzie compeared this day ut supra and was admonished. 
„ „ Alexr. and Helen Young in Gattonside, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. James and 
John Young there. 

Collected by , /i : i8s. 

Feb. 4. This day booked in order for marriage, James Martine and Margaret 
Ellies, both in this parish ; Jatnes Sm.ail in Melrose, cautioner. 



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Feb. 5. Christian lUinzie compeared and was spoken with tit supra. 
Collected by John Sibbald and Andrew Alein, £2 : 5s. 

„ 8. William Thine and Margaret Fairbairn in BlainsHe, ; w. John 

and William Thins there. 
„ 12. Robert Rutherford and Elizabeth Heiton in Bridgend, a.d.n. Agnes ; 
w. George and Robert Martines in Melrose. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Langlee, 
Laird Marr, James Blaikie, &c., elders. 

Collected by George Hoy and John Mabane, £2 : los. 
This day the session, upon the reading of a minute from 
Galashiels session about taking some course with one Isobel 
Smal of scandalous behaviour in Langhaugh, applied to the civil 
magistrate to have her removed the place, and the magistrate is 
to grant warrant to his officers to cause her remove w ithin such a 
time. 

The beadle is ordered to summon Grissal Little in Langhaugh 
to compear before the session of Galashiels against the 19th 
instant. The sederunt closed with prayer. 
„ 19. Collected by Andrew Paterson and William Dickson, £i : 14s. 

John Sclatter in Eildon having sett down a seat in the kirk, 
gave in to the poor 12s. 
„ 26. Collected by Wm. Hoy, James Stoddart and John Mercer, £2 : 9s 

Christian Bunzie compeared this day /// siip?a, and was dealt 
with to bring her to a sense of her sin. 

Mar. 2. Thomas Thin and Simpson in Blainslie, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. John 

and William Thins there. 
„ 4. This day Andrew Bartleman and Janet Cochran, both in this parish, 
were booked in order for marriage ; James Mein in Newsteid, 
cautioner. 
„ 5. This day Christian Bunzie compeared lit supra and spoke with, she 
was dismissed from further attendance for some time, but not 
absolved till she should give some signs of repentance and sorrow, 
nor till such time could she be relaxed from the sentence of ex- 
communication. 
„ James Lowrie and Isobel Brown in Newtown, a.s.n. Walter. 
„ William Bowar and Isobel Paterson in Melrose, a.s.n. John ; w. John 
Bell, William Steel. 

Collected by Nichol Milne and John Sibbald, £2 : los. Scotts. 

11. This day booked in order for marriage, Andrew Turnbull in this 
parish and Mary Lamb in Wiltown parish ; Robert Rutherford, 
cautioner. 

12. James Dewar and Marion Hardie in Housebyres, a.d.n. Mary ; w. 
John Turner, Walter Thomson. 

Collected by John Mabane and John Mercer, £2 : los. 
17. This day booked in order for marriage Michael \'etch and Elizabeth 

Saidler, both in this parish ; John Tait in Melrose, cautioner. 
19. This day the minister intimated from the pulpit a meeting of the 
heretors against Wednesday, the 12th of Aprill, about the 
reparation of the kirk. 
„ William Mercer and Elizabeth Lumsdain in (jattonside, a.d.n. 
Margaret ; w. James Marr, Robert Martine, there. 

Collected by Andrew Marr and William Dickson, £2 : 6s. 
23. lames Martin and Jannet Dickson in Blainslie, a.d.n. Isobel. 
,, James Scott and Helen Lauder in Blainslie, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. James 

Dickson, John Wallace, thereat, for abr)ve two entries. 
26. Nichol .Milne and Agnes Turnbull in Newtown, a.s.n. James. 

„ John Bunzie and Sibbald in Newtown, a.d.n. Isobel. 

,, James Hart and Agnes Thomson in Gattonside, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. 
Thomas Stenhouse, John Milne, for above three entries. 

Collected by Andrew Drumniond and John Mercer, £2 : 6s. 



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April. 2. Collected by Win. and George Hoys and Andrew Mar, £2 : lis. 
„ 6. James Laidlay and Christian Brunton in Buckholm, a.s.n. lames ; \v. 

Robert Moftatt, Wm. Atchison. 
,, 7. Robert Paterson and Anna Eliot of Drygrainge, a.s.n. Gilbert ; w. 

John Riddell of Muselee, David Brown of Park. 
„ 8. This day Peter Grieve and Elizabeth Tait, both in this parish, 

intending marriage, were booked ; John I'ait, cautioner. 
„ 9. Mr. Gavin Eliot, schoolmaster, and Margaret Angus, a.d.n. Margaret ; 
w. Alexi. Paterson, younger, of Drygrainge, Pa.trick Angus. 

Collected by Andrew Drummond and Thomas Laidlay, £2 : 12s. 
„ 16. John Mein and Mary Mein of Old Melrose, a.d.n. Mary ; w. Andrew 
Main and Andrew Mein. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Thomas 
Laidlay, Robert Moffat, George Hoy, &c., elders. 

Collected by John Sibbald, and John Mercer eider, £2 : 12s. 
Nichol Milne is appointed to attend the Synod at Kelso, 
Tuesday next. The sederunt closed with prayer. 
23. Collected by John Mabane and George Hoy, £2 :4s. 
30. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Langlee, George 
Hoy, Wm. Dickson, Wm. Hoy, &c., elders. 

Collected by Wm. Thin, Robert Mofifatt, £2 : 19s. 
There was this day a petition from Rol^ert Edgar, indweller in 
Melrose, craving that the session would take an house to him for 
the ensuing year. The session having considered the same, 
condescended to allow him a crown to help him to take an house. 
This day the minister intimated to the session his purpose of 
augmenting the iwmber of elders, and accordingly named John 
Wallace, John Stirling, George Rolmanhouse and John Pringle in 
Blainslies, Andrew Lythgow in Threepwood, James Laidlay in 
Buckholm, John Frater in Langhaugh, Thomas Stenhouse in 
Newtown, and Robert Scott in Danieltown. 'Tis recommended 
to the several elders to enquire into and enform themselves of 
their walk and conversation and converse with the above named 
persons, and to report to their next meeting. 

Being informed that Margaret Pringle banished the town of 
Selkirk, is lurking in Melrose, the session did unanimously apply 
to Drygrainge, as bailie of the regality, to have her expelled the said 
regality till she bring in testimonials of her behaviour from other 
parishes. The bailie is to grant warrant to his officers for that end. 
Peter Grieve and Elizabeth Tait, who had a penny wedding 
last week, are appointed to be cited before the Presbytry of 
Selkirk against Tuesday next. As also John Tait and Isobel 
Wauch in Melrose, in whose house the wedding was held. The 
sederunt closed with prayer. 
May 3. James Wallace and Eupham Darling in Blainslie, a.s.n. John. 

William Wilson and Margaret Shillinglaw in Blainslie, a.s.n. John. 
Robert Mercer and Jannet Little in Easterhousebyre, a.s.n. Alison ; 
w. Robert and Andrew Pringles. 

7. John Inglis and Jannet Hadden in Langhaugh ; baptized at 

Galashiels. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Langlee, 
Wm. Dickson, John Sibbald, &c., elders. 

Collected by Thomas Laidlay and John Mercer, £2 : 14s. 
In case of the minister's absence Nichol Milne and John 
Sibbald, elders, are to distribute the tokens att Lessudain this day 
eight days to such of the parish as are inclined to join them in 
the Sacrament of the Supper. The sederunt closed with prayer. 
12. This day booked in order for marriage, Adam Wallace in this parish 
and Janet Hislop in the parish of Ligertwood ; James Wallace in 
Blainslie, cautioner. 



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May 14. No sermon this day, the minister being att the (general Assembly. 
„ 16. This day booked in order for marriage, \Vm. Hart and .Margaret 

Mein, both in this parish ; Cornelius Mein in Eildon, cautioner. 
„ „ Booked in order for marriage, James Brown in this and Agnes 

Wauch in the parish of Ligertwood ; Mr. William Hunter in 

Williamlaw, cautioner. 
„ „ Booked also in order for marriage. John Hog and Helen Pearson, 

both in this parish ; Wm. Pearson in Hagburn, cautioner. 
„ 20. This day booked in order for marriage, Wm. Sibbald and Isobel 

Boustone, both in this parish; Thomas Boustone in Gattonside, 

cautioner. 
„ „ Booked, Robert Rolmanhouse and Alison Laidlay, both in this 

parish ; Wm. Lauder in Blainslie, cautioner. 

21. Collected by Wm. Hoy and John Mercer, younger, /2 : 15s. 

22. John Wallace and Margaret Dick in Blainslies, a.s.n. George ; w. 
James Martine, George Scott, there. 

„ 26. Booked in order for marriage, Thomas Dalgliesh in the parish of 
Galashiels, and Janet Brown in this parish ; Mark Blaikie in 
Melrose, cautioner. 
„ 28. George Edgar and Beatrix Wallace in Melrose, a.d.n. Helen. 
„ „ Thomas Anderson and Margaret Uickson in Drygrainge Boathouse, 
a.d.n. Jean ; w. Michael Wallace, William Wilkie. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Nichol 
Milne, Thomas Laidlay, John Sibbald, elders. 

Collected by Nichol Milne and Andrew Paterson, ^3 Scotts. 

This day the affair of the elders was resumed, and the 
minister named the following persons whom he has spoke with, 
and does not find them averse from that office, viz. :~John 
Wallace in Blainslies, Andrew Lythgow in Threepwood, James 
Laidlay in Buckholm, John Frater in Langhaugh, William Milne 
in Newsteid, and Robert Scott in Danieltown. It was asked if 
the session knew anything why these persons might not be 
taken into the number of elders, and nothing offering, they 
appoint intimation of their resign to be made Sabbath first from 
the pulpit. As also of the session meeting, Thursday, the 15th of 
June, to receive what objections made be made by the parish 
against the said persons. 

Upon the report of I\Largaret Pringle's still skulking in the 
town of Melrose, the session appoints their officer to summon her 
to the session against this day eight days. The sederunt closed 
with prayer. 
June 2. This day booked in order for marriage, Alexr. Familtone in the 
parish of Stitchill and Isobel Hoy in this parish; William Hoy, 
portioner of Gattonside, cautioner. 
,, 4. This day the minister intimated to the congregation the session's 
purpose of admitting the persons named in their last sederunt to 
the office of elders, that if any in the parish had anything to 
object against the said persons, they might attend the session 
Thursday come eight days, where they will be heard. 
„ „ James Dods and Annie Riddell in Newsteid, a.d.n. Anne ; w. George 
and Andrew Martines. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Langiee, 
Wm. Hoy, John Mabane, «S:c., elders. 

Collected by John and John Mercers, ^'2 : 6s. 

Case against Margaret Pringle and Walter Rae, carrier in 
Selkirk, in James Rickleton's house in Selkirk. 

The session is of the mind that this her confession be 
extracted and transmitted to the session of Selkirk, whereupon 
the clerk is appointed accordingly, and she's dismissed till 
further orders. The sederunt closed with prayer. 



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June 10. This day booked in order for marriage, George Walker in this 
parish and Isobel Hoggart in the parish of Stitchill ; Robert 
Penman in Meh'ose, cautioner. 
„ II. Wm. Atchison and Jannet Shiel in Newsteid, a.s.n. George; vv. 
George Shiel, Anchevv Alein. 

Collected by John Mabane and (^eorge Hoy, ^3 : 5s. 
„ 15. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Urygrainge, James Blaikie, John 
Mabane, George Hoy, Andrew Marr, Wm. Hoy, Andrew Mein, 
Andrew Paterson, Thomas Laidlay. 

This day being appointed for hearing objections against the 
persons intended to be admitted elders, the beadle was sent to 
the several doors to intimate if any had anything to object why 
the above named persons may be admitted to the office of elders, 
they might lay the same before the session now sitting in the kirk 
for that end. None appearing, the session appoints Sabbath 
come eight days for their admission, and the beadle is ordered to 
acquaint them herewith that they may be present in order 
there, &c. 

This day was read the petition of Andrew Lookup, portioner 
of Melrose, craving that a bond of cautionary he had given in to 
the session to present Francis Pringle to them, might be given 
up to him in regard he did present the said P'rancis. 
The session do grant his petition. 

Upon application from James Blaikie, treasurer, the session do 
appoint Drygrainge, Andrew Paterson, Nichol Milne, John 
Sibbald and Cieorge Hoy, with the minister and clerk, to meet at 
the said James Blaikie's house this same day, and revise his 
accompts. The sederunt closed with prayer. 
„ „ (Itio siipra^ sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Nichol Milne, John 
Sibbald, Andrew Paterson and George Hoy, and revised and 
approved the treasurer's accompts, and do find remaining in his 
hand, £\\o: 14s. 
„ 16. This day booked in order for marriage, James Brotherstone and 

Eupham Dickson, both in this parish ; James Ainslie, cautioner. 
„ 18. Thomas and Alison Gill in Danieltown, a.s.n. William. 
„ „ Andrew Drummond and Helen Mathesone in Bridgend, a.d.n. 
•Jannet ; w. Andrew Paterson, Walter Murray.. 

Collected by John Sibbald and Wm. Dicksone, ;{^5 : is. 
„ 25. John Sclatter and Jannet Little in Eildon, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. James 
Wauch, George ALartine in Melrose. 

This day being appointed for admitting the elders, there 
compeared John Frater, Robert Scott, Wm. Milne, Andrew 
Lythgow, James Lindsay and John Wallace, who were gravely 
admitted to the office of elders in common form. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John 
Mabane, John Mercer and Wm. Ho>, &c., elders. 
Collected by Andrew Alarr and Wm. Hoy, j[.z : is. 
The elders admitted in the forenoon were exhorted to their 
duty, and enjoined to keep the secrets of the session. The 
sederunt closed with prayer. 

,, 26. Wm. Pringle and in Blainslie, a.d.n. Jean ; w. Thomas 

Darling, George Marti ne. 
July 2. Collected by James Laidlay and George Hoy, ^3 : 2s. 
,, g. Collected by Robert Scott and Andrew Mein, £1 : i6s. 
„ II. George Mercer and Agnes Knox in Blainslie, a.s.n. George; w. 

Langlee and Andrew Bryden. 
„ „ Mr. Adam Milne, minister, and Alison Hunter, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. 

Drygrainge and John Duncansone. 
,, 14. This day booked in order for marriage, Robert Blaikie in the parish 
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also John I'sher and Agnes Leithen, both in this parish ; James 
Leithen, cautioner ; also John Fisher and Isobel Scott, both in 
this parish ; Alcxr. P'isher, cautioner. 
July 16. James Wauch and Mary Duncan in Melrose, a.d.n. Mary. 

„ ,, John Laidlay and Alison Mein in Newtown, a.s.n ; w. John 

Gill, George Ormistown, for both above entries. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Langlee, 
James Blaikie, Anch^ew Lythgow, Robert Moffat, &c., elders. 

Collected by \Vm. Milne, Andrew Drunimond, Andrew 
Paterson, £2 : 13s. 

The minister accjuainted the session that he, twi.xt sermons, 
had called several of the elders, and pitched upon the 6th day of 
August ne.Kt for the celebration of the Sacrament of the Supper, 
anci that he accordingly had intimated the same from the pulpit. 
The session was very well pleased with the time. The sederunt 
closed with prayer. 
„ 22. This day booked in order for marriage, Walter and Margaret Grays, 

both in this parish ; James Smail in Melrose, cautioner. 
„ 23. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Langlee, Wm. 
Milne, Robert Scott, John Frater, &c., elders. 

Collected by John Frater and Wm. Dicksone, £2 : 15s. 
The session appoints Munday come eight days for privy 
censures and ordering other affairs. The sederunt closed with 
prayer. 

„ 27. Wm. Pearson and Isobel Stirling in Hagburn, . 

,, „ Richard Thomson and Isobel Moffat in Williamlaw, ; w. Langlee 

and Robert Martine. 
,, 29. James Darling and Margaret Fairbairn in Blainslies, a.s n. Thomas ; 
w. James Fisher, Thomas Darling. 

This day booked in order for marriage, Robert Mercer in the 
parish and Anaple Ovens in the parish of St. Boswals ; Wm. 
IJunzie, cautioner. 
„ 30. This day the minister appointed Thursday next as a day of fasting 
and humiliation before the sacrament of the supper. 

Collected by James Lindsay, John Wallace, and John Mabane, 

„ 31. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Langlee, James 
P)laikie, John Mabane, George and Wm. Iloy, Andrew- Paterson, 
Robert Scott, Wm. Dickson, John Mercer, Nicol Milne, Andrew 
Mein, Andrew Drummond, John Sibbald, John P'rater, &c., 
elders. 

This day appointed for privy tryals the elders as named were 
by pairs severally removed, approven and encouraged to go on in 
the Lord's work. 

The way the collection is to be gathered the several days of 
the Sacrament. 

Thursday. 

Andrew Paterson and Andrew Drunimond at the south door ; 
John Mercer at the west : Wm. Dickson at the north. 

Sahirday. 

RoI)ert Moffat at the east stile ; Andrew Mar at the minister's 
entry to be continued ; Andrew Mein at the south door ; Andrew 
Lythgow and Thomas Laidlay at the south stile ; James Laidlay 
and Jolin Frater at the west stile. 

Lords Day. 
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Scott at the west stile ; William Milne and Andrew Mein at the 
south stile ; John Wallace at the east stile. 

Afufida/. 

William Hoy at the east stile ; George Hoy at the south stile ; 
Andrew Mein for the south entry thro' the kirk ; John Mercer for 
the west stile. 

T/ie order of keeping the doors tJie Lord's Day. 

John Sibbald and John Mercer for the east door till eleven of 
the clock ; Robert Scott, William Thin, and Robert Moffat, till 
one. Then John Wallace and Andrew Lythgow till the action be 
over. 

For the West Door. 

James Blaikie and George Hoy till eleven. 

Wm." Dickson, Andrew Urummond, and James Laidlay till one. 
Then Andrew Mein and Wm. Milne to the end. 
The elders were enjoined caution in distributing the tokens. 
The sederunt closed with prayer. 
Aug. 3. Henry Forrest and Isobel Robison in Westhouses, a.d.n. Anaple ; w. 
George and Andrew Marti nes. 

Collected by the person as appointed, ^lo : 8s. 
„ Fast day's collection, ----- 

5. Saturday's collection, ----- 

6. Sabbath day's collection, . - - . 

7. Munday's collection, . . . . _ 

Sum of collections, . - - - . 

Debursed to poor of the parish, common poor and 

poor with recommendations, precentor and beadle, 



Which sum of ^22 : 8s. Scotts of ballance is appointed to be 
given to the treasurer wherewith he is to charge himself 
13. James Henderson and Isobel Halliwall in Gattonside, a.s.n. Robert ; 
w. Robert Halliwall, George Stuart, there. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Langlee, 
James Blaikie, Wm. Dicksone, &c., elders. 

Collected by John Mabane and Robert Scott, £1 : 5s. 

The minister acquainted the session that being importuned to 
baptise a child to one William Dewar come to reside in Newsteid, 
he had no freedom to do it, in regard that they were married 
irregularly, &c. That he had write to Mr. Henry Hume, minister 
in Channelkirk, where the said William gave in his marriage lines, 
and had got Mr. Hume's return, which cleared the session as to 
the marriage in general, and that they were rebuked before their 
session, but does not satisfy as to the date of their marriage. 
Whereupon the session is of the mind that a more special account 
of the time of their marriage is to be given before the child was 
to be baptised. 

The minister is appointed to write to INIr. Hume for a more 
particular account of the date of their testimonials. The sederunt 
closed with prayer. 
20. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, James Blaikie, 
William Milne, George Hoy, Robert Scott, &c., elders. 

Collected by Thomas Laidlay and William Hoy, ^3 : iis. 

The minister reports that he wrote to Mr. Hume but had got 



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no leturn ; il is recommended to James Blaikie to desire James 
Robson, carrier, to call for the answer this week. 

Case against Jean Lindsay, servitrix to James Lythgow, 
portioner ot Melrose : the beadle is ordered to summon her to the 
session this day eight days. The sederunt closed with prayer. 
Aug. 27. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Wm. Dickson, John 
Sibbald, &c., elders. 

Collected by John Mercer, elder, and Wm. Milne, ^2 : i8s. 
The minister reported that there was no word come from Mr. 
Hume. 

Case against Jean Lindsay and George Smith, now in 
Lesudain, formerly servant to Mr. Ellies of Huntliewood. The 
sederunt closed with prayer. 
Sept. 3. Thomas Marr and Jean Craig in Melrose, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Andrew 
and James Marrs. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Langlee, Wm. Thin, 
Thomas Laidlay and Robert MofifVit, lic, elders. 

Collected by John Sibbald and John Mercer, younger, ^.3 : 5s. 

The clerk reports that he wrote to Mr. Byres according to 

appointment, and there was produced in execution of the summons 

against George Smith, he was called but compeared not. He's 

appointed to be summoned pro 2''o. 

The session appoints plush to be bought for a Mortcloath for 
children. The sederunt closed with prayer. 
„ 10. After prayer sederunt,, the Minister, Drygrainge, Langlee, John 
Wallace, John Mabane, Andrew Paterson, &c., eiders. 

Collected by Robert wScott and Andrew Drummond, /,2 : 15s. 
The session being informed that George Smith is gone to 
reside in Sandieknow in Smailholm parish, they appoint their 
clerk to write to Mr. Cunninghame, to cause cite him to our 
session this day eight days pro 2''o. The sederunt closed with 
prayer. 
„ 17. Thomas Bunzie and Helen Bryden in Eildon, a.s.n. John. 
„ „ Thomas Waddell and Jannet Brown in Westerhousebyres, a.d.n. 

Jannet. 
„ „ Wm. Stuart and Euphan Gray in Gattonside, a.d.n. Janet ; w. John 
Bunzie, John Bowie. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Langlee, 
James Laidlay, Wm. Milne and John Mabane, &c., elders. 
Collected by John Frater and William Dickson, £^7. : 15s. 
The clerk reports that according to appointment he wrote 
to the minister of Srnailholm to cause cite (George Smith in 
Sandieknow to this day's session. There was accordingly produced 
an execution against the said George, which being read, he was 
called and compeared and interrogate, was admonished and then 
removed. The session, on consideration that he seemed to liave 
no tixed residence, was of the mind that he should compear before 
the congregation Sabbath first. He was called in and this intimate 
to him and seriously exhorted to repentance, then dismissed. The 
sederunt closed with prayer. 
„ 19. Archibald Robson and Christian Davidson in Blainslies, a.d.n. 

Margaret. 
„ „ Andrew Mar and Susanna Lythgow in Gattonside, a.d.n. Susanna ; 

w. Wm. Mar, Thomas Speeding, there. 
,, 24. This day George Smith compeared before the congregation. 

Collected by Wm. Hoy and Andrew Patersone, £2 : 13s. 
Oct. 1. ihomas .Vlathisone and Margaret Bonningtonc in Westhouses, a.s.n. 
Robert ; w. Waltei Murray, George Hoy. 

George Smith compeared for the second time. 
Collected by .Andrew Mein and Win. Milne, £2 : 9s. 



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1727. 

Oct. 8. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Langlee, James 
Blaikie, George Hoy, &c., elders. 

This day was produced a testimonial of Wm. Dewar and 
Elizabeth Mein's marriage, dated Lovvick, Nov. i8, 1726, sub- 
scribed James Miller, minister. It is recorded that they had 
previously resided at Kaimes, Eccles parish. The sederunt closed 
with prayer. 
„ ,, After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Mabane, Wm. 
Milne, John Mercer, &c., elders. 

George Smith compeared, was rebuked and dismissed. 

Collected by John Mercer and Andrew Marr, £2 : 9s. 

William Dewar and Elizabeth Mein, his wife, being summoned 
were called and compeared, and dismissed till further orders. 
The session appoints their clerk to extract their confessions 
and transmit them to Mr. John Lauder, minister of Eccles. 

The session being certainly informed that George Atchison, 
smith, shoed some rakish profane gentlemen's horses Sabbath 
last, they appoint their beadle to summon the said George to this 
day eight day's session. 

Jean Lindsay is ordered to compear before the congregation 
Sabbath next. The sederunt closed with prayer. 
,, 14. This day booked in order for marriage, James Speeding and Jannet 
Mercer, both in this parish ; Nicol Mercer, portioner of Bridgend, 
cautioner. 
„ 15. Robert Gibson and Isobel Dinnand in Gattonside, a.d.n. Margaret. 
, John Dalgleish and Agnes Darling in Daernick, a.s.n. John. 
, Wm. Robertson and Bessie Scott in Gattonside, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. 
John Gibson, Robert Boustone. 

Jean Linsday compeared for the first time and was 
rebuked. 

.After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, James Blaikie, 
James Linsday, Wm. Hoy, &c., elders. 

Collected by John ALibane and George Hoy, £2 : lis. 

George Atcliison being summoned was called and compeared. 
He testifyed his sorrow for prophaning the Lord's day in shoeing 
these gentlemen's horses. He was called in, and the minister did 
accordingly gravely rebuke him and took his promise never to be 
guilty of any such things for the future. Then he was dismissed 
with certification. 

Drygrainge is appointed to attend the synod at Kelso, Tuesday 
next. The sederunt closed with prayer. 
„ 21. This day booked in order for marriage John Milne in the parish of 
Bowden and Tsobel Sibbald in this parish ; Wm. Sibbald, 
portioner of Eildon, cautioner. 

Also Robert Welsh in the parish of Bowden and Margaret 
Glendinning in this parish ; John Usher in Eidon, cautioner. 

Item. James Welsh in the parish of Bowden and Alison 
Blaikie in this parish ; Gilbert Welsh in Gattonside. cautioner. 

Item, Robert Boustone and Alison Mein, both in this parish ; 
Cornelius Mein, portioner of Eildon, cautioner. 
„ 22. Robert Bunzie and Marion Hopkirk in Newsteid, a.s.n. James ; w. 
Wm. Hopkirks, elder and younger. 

Jean Lindsay compeared pro 2'^o. 

Collected by .Andrew Paterson, Wm. Dickson and Robert 
Scott, £2 : 17s. 
„ 29. Jean Linsday was rebuked and dismissed. 

Collected by Andrew Marr and Wm. Hoy, £2 : 5s. 
„ 30. Alexr. Tait and Isobel Shiel in Mosshouses, a.d.n Margaret ; w. 
Westerhousbyres and John Turner. 
Nov. 3. This day booked in order for marriage Andrew Hislop in the 

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parish of Earlestoun and Mary Burnet in this ; John Fisher of 
Westerhousebyres, cautioner. 
Nov. 3. This day James Laing and Agnes Ritchie, both in this parish, were 
booked in ordei for marriage ; James Smail, cautioner. 

4. This day John Hoy in this parisli and Ahson Cunnmgham in the 

parish of Martine were booked in order for marriage ; Alexr. 
Familtown in Eildon, cautioner. 

5. Collected by John Sil)bald and .Andrew Lythgow, £2 : 17s. 

8. This day James Small in this parish and Grissal M'Clain in the 
parish of Galashiels were booked in order for marriage ; John 
Tait in Melrose, cautioner. 
12. Andrew Usher and Isobel Thomson in Darnick, a.d.n. Helen ; w. 
James Smail, John Mercer. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Langlee, 
Andrew Lythgow, Wm. Milne, &c., elders. 

Collected by John Mercer and Wm. Milne, £2 : 7s. 
'Twas this day recommended to the elders to enquire carefully 
for testimonials of those that come into their several quarters. 

This day received a testin)onial for Violet M'Clain, and 
the session grants her another. The sederunt closed with 
prayer. 
,, 14. Granted testimonials to Grissal Eliot for half an year, as also to 

Elizabeth Pursall for upwards of twelve years. 
„ 19. This day the minister read a recommendation of the General 
Assembly for repairing the harbour of Bamf, which collection is 
to be gathered this day eight days. 
,, „ James Leithan and Margaret Sclater in Eildon, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. 
John Gibson, John Mabane. 

Collected by John Frater and Nicol Milne, £2 : ros. 
Allowed testimonials to Elizabeth Rolmanhouse for one year, 
and received testimonials for John Murray from Lauder. 
„ 24. This day booked in order for marriage John Murray in this parish 
and Isobel Hutton in the parish of Lauder ; Thomas Fairbairn of 
Broadwoodshiels, cautioner. 
„ 25. Booked in order for marriage James Pringle and Margaret Brown, 

both in this parish ; Robert Bunzie, cautioner. 
„ 26. John Gordon and Isobel Ellies in Darnick, a.d.n. Margaret. 
„ „ John Milne and Isobel Aird in Newtown, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. John 
Dalgleish, John Griersone. 

Collected by John Mabane, William Dickson and George Hoy, 
for repairing the harljour of Bamf, ^12 Scotts. 
„ 27. Robert Henry and Elizabeth Blaikie in .Appletreeleaves, a.d.n. Eliza- 
beth ; w. John Frater, George Scott. 
Dec. I. This day booked in order for marriage John Douglas and Alison 
Riddell, both in this parish ; James Kennedy, cautioner. 
„ 3. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Langlee, John 
Frater, William Dickson, James Blaikie, iSrc, elders. 

Collected by Andrew Paterson and Robert Scott, ^3 : 7s. 
The session having some time ago appointed the elder of 

Bridgend to enquire for testimonials of Tunter, residing 

in Bridgend, there was this day produced a letter from Mr. 
Gilchrist, minister of Bedrule, to our minister that was no way 
satisfying, and it being nottourly known that the said Tunter was 
judicially convicted of horse stealing at one of the quarter's 
sessions in Jedburgh, and that he had signed an act of banishment, 
and over and above that he is of a scandalous and offensive 
behaviour in the neighbourhood. The session unanimously 
agreed that application should be made to Drygrainge, magistrate 
of this place, and one of the Justices of Peace of the shire, to 
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whatsomever discharged to harbour or lodge him, accordingly 
they did and hereby do apply. 

Testimonials granted to Elizabeth Hopkirk and Jannet 
Henderson from their infancy. To Elizabeth Haliburtone for 
two years preceding Martinmas 1726. 

The session appoints that each using the plush Mortcloath 
pay in ten pence to the bo.\. 
Dec. 9. This day booked in order for marriage William Stoddart and Isobel 
Young, both in this parish ; George Young, cautioner. 
„ 10. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Langiee, \Vm. 
Milne, James Blaikie, &c., elders. 

Collected by John Mercer, elder and younger, £2 : 3s. 
Case against Alison Kiddell in Darnick, and John Douglass, 
servant to the minister. 
Walter Scott and Margaret Mein in Danieltown, a.s.n. James. 

Andrew Crawford and Mein in Newsteid, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. 

Andrew Paterson, George Laury there. 
Collected by William Dickson, ^i : us. 
William and Helen Fisher in Darnick, a.d.n. Agnes. 
Walter Rae and Christian Ritchie in Newtown, a.d.n. Margaret. 
Thomas Speeding and Margaret Myles in Gattonside, a.d.n. Isobel ; 
w. John Mercer, William Dickson. 

Collected by William Milne and Andrew Mein, £2 :6s. 
31. W^illiam Hog and Agnes Hardie in Darnick ; w. James Blaikie, John 
Mabane. 

Collected by John Mercer, younger, Andrew Drummond, 

£^ -ss- 

This day John Douglass and Alison Riddell compeared before the 
congregation for the first time and were rebuked. 
Collected by John Sibbald and W^illiam Hoy, £2. 
This day booked in order for marriage George Mercer and Christian 

Tait, both in this parish ; Nichol Mercer in Melrose, cautioner. 
Andrew Bartleman and Janet Cochran in Newtown, a.d.n. Isobel ; 
w. Henry Cochran, James Mein there. 

John Douglass and Alison Riddell compeared for the second 
time. 

Collected by Robert Scott and Andrew Patersone, £1 : 16s. 
„ 20. This day booked in order for marriage Wm. Welsh in the parish of 
Bowden and Isobel Simpson in this parish ; James Fisher in 
Darnick, cautioner. 
„ 21. Alison Riddell compeared for the third time. 

Collected by George Hoy and John Mabane, ^2 : is. 
„ 22. Peter Grieve and Elizabeth Tait in Longshawmilne, a.s.n. John ; w. 

John Tait, George Martine. 
., 28. Collected by John Frater, Wm. Dickson and Andrew Drummond, 
£2 : i6s. 

Alison Riddell compeared for the fourth time. 
Feb. 4. Alexr. M'Fadden and Agnes Napier in Melrose, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. 
Andrew ]M'Fadden, Thomas Gardiner. 

After prayer sederunt, the ^Minister, Drygrainge, Langiee, 
Nicol Milne, John Sibbald, &c., elders. 

Collected by Wm. Hoy, Andrew Marr, James Laidlay, £2 : 15s. 

Drygrainge, John Mabane, George Hoy, Andrew Paterson, 

with thelMinister and clerk, are appointed to meet to-morrow with 

the treasurer to inspect his accompts. The sederunt closed 

with prayer. 

„ 5. Alison Riddell compeared for the fifth time. 

This day the Minister, John ^labane, Andrew Paterson, 
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with their treasurer and clerk, and revised their treasurer's 
acconipts and approved the same, and do find in his hand 
/j 19 : 8s. Scotts. 
Feb. II. \\'m. Mihie and Lizie Mein in Darnick, a.d.n. Agnes; w. John 
Mercer, John Heiton there. 

John Doughiss and AHson Riddell compeared before the con- 
gregation, were rebuked, exhorted and dismissed. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Mabane, 
George Hoy, Wm. Dickson, &C., elders. 

Collected by Nicol Milne and Andrew Drunimond, £2 : los. 

This day the session resolved that there should be intimation 
made for a collection to build a bridge over Darnick burn and to 
repair Elwand bridge, as also for some people that have suffered 
by fire in the parish of Robertown and to a minister's relict in 
Orkney in great distress, and the elders to gather this from house 
to house in their several quarters. 

Testimonials allowed to John Douglass and Alison Riddell for 

half year preceding Martinmas. The sederunt closed with prayer. 

„ 14. Andrew Smith and Helen Houstone in tiattonside, a.d.n. Margaret ; 

w. Thomas and James Boustone's there. 
,, 17. This day booked in order for marriage Thomas Darling in this 
parish and Helen Thomson in the parish of Lauder ; James 
Heiton, cautioner ; as also John Tait and Margaret Martine, both 
in this parish ; VVm. Martine in Melrose, cautioner. 
„ 18. This day the minister according to the Presbytry's appointment 

intimated a fast to be oliserved Wednesday next. 
„ „ Robert Bunzie and Rachel Forsan in Newsteid, a.d.n. Janet : w. 
William and James Bunzies there. 

Allowed testimonials to Agnes Bouston from her infancy to 
Martinmas last. 

Collected by John Sibbald and Wm. Milne, £2 : 2s. 
„ 21. This day the minister intimated that tlie elders would gather through 
their several quarters what they would willingly contribute for the 
relief of these that suffered by fire in the parish of Robertown, and 
a distressed minister's relict, as also for making a bridge over 
Darnick burn and repairing that on Elwand. 

Collected by Andrew Mein and Andrew Paterson, £2 : 17s. 
,, 25. Collected by John Mabane and George Hoy, £2 : 4s. 
Mar. 3. Andrew Turnbull and Mary Turnbull in Bridgend, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. 
James Blaikie, Andrew Drummond. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Sibbald, 
Andrew Paterson, Robert -Scott, &c., elders. 

Collected by Robert Scott, Andrew Marr and Wm. Hoy, 
£2: lis. 

This day was presented a petition from Robert Bunzie, mason 
in Newsteid, complaining that James Smail, weaver in Melrose, 
hath lately set down a seat holding two or three persons, whereas 
his authors never had any but a chair for one person, so that his 
furm is put out of its place to his injury and the inconveniency of 
people having their seats thereabouts and withall craving the 
session would have his right restored. The session do appoint 
James Blaikie and John Mabane to meet with the persons 
concerned to consider the affair and report to the session. The 
sederunt closed with prayer. 
„ 4. James Purves and Agnes Knox in Colmslie, a.s.n. Robert ; w. Robert 

Moffatt, Thomas Laidlay. 
,, 7. This day these appointed Sabbath last mett, and after enquiry into 
the affair of Robert Bunzie and James Smail's seat, they order 
James Smail to reduce his seat to what will only contain one, and 
Robert Bunzie to take a foot of his furm. 



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Mar. 10. James Smail and Lizie Elies in Melrose, a.s.n. John ; w. John 
Mabane, Thomas Gill there. 
Collected by John Frater, Andrew Lythgow, /,2 : 9s. 

There was also this day given in by the several elders for the 
purpose mentioned Feb. 21 last — 

Collected by Andrew Lythgow from his quarter, 
From Melrose, 

Darnick, ... 

Blainslies, ... 

Danieltown, . . . 

Housbyres, 

Bridgend, 

Gattonside, - - - 

Newtown, ... 

Newsteid, ... 

Clakmae and Sorrowlessfield, 

Eildon, ... 

Langhaugh, 
By the elder of Buckholm, 

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The total sum, extending to ^76 : 7 : 3d. Scotts, lodged with the 

minister. 
II. William Brown and Jean Dickson in Langshaw, a.s.n. Thomas. 
,, Andrew Lythgow and Euphan Smith in Threepwood, a.d.n. 

Elizabeth ; w. John and William Thin. 

13. John Frater and Mary Gray in Langhaugh, a.d.n. Janet ; w. Wm. 
Brown, George Martine. 

17. John Thomson and Margaret Martine in Gattonside, a.s.n. Robert ; 
w. James and Andrew Boustones there. 

Collected by John Wallace and Andrew Drun'mond, £2 : 5s. 
This day the minister gave in a receipt for £7 : 4s. Scotts, 
given for the relief of those that suffered by fire at Robertown. 
24. Wm. Hart and Margaret Mein in Newsteid, a.s.n. William ; w. 
Andrew Mein, John Mercer. 
Collected by Andrew Paterson and Andrew Marr, £2 : 2s. 

Testimonials allowed John Scott from his infancy till 
Martinmas 1720. 
31. Collected by Andrew Drummond and William Hoy, £2 : lis. 
April 7. Collected by Nicol Milne and John Sibbald, £2 : 4s. 

9. James Brotherstone and Euphan Dickson in Mosshouses, a.d.n. 
Isobel ; w. James Burnet, John Thomson. 

14. William Mabane and Jannet Simpson in Newsteid, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. 
Wm. Bunzie, Wm. Sclater. 

Collected by John Mercer, elder, and Andrew Mein, £2 : 3s. 

21. Collected by John Mabane and George Hoy, £2 : 4s. 

22. John Hog and Helen Pearson in Williamlaw, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. 
Michaell and William Pearson's there. 

26. This day booked in order for marriage Thomas Watson in the parish 
of Lauder and Isobel Cochran in this parish ; w. John Cochran in 
Newtoun, cautioner. 
28. John Mercer and Mary Mein in Newsteid, a.s.n. John. 

„ Mein and Mein, Newsteid, a.d.n. Catharine ; vv. 

Collected by Robert Scott and John Wallace, £2 : 8s. 
May 5. Collected by Andrew Paterson and John Mercer, £2 : 4s. 

Testimonials granted Ale.xr. Hislope for one year, preceedmg 
this present time. 



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May 10. This day booked in order for marriage Timothy West in the parish 
of Lauder and Elizabeth Darling in this parish ; John Darling in 
Blainslie, cautioner. 
„ 12. John Moffat and Christian Ker in Gattonside, a.d.n. Mary ; w. 
Robert Scott, Patrick Thomsone there. 

Collected by John Wallace and Andrew Lythgow, £2 : 17s. 

Testimonials granted to Thomas Thin and his wife for four 
years. 

To John Tail and his wife for sixteen years preceding the 
present time, and to John Lythgow from his infancy preceeding 
Whitsunday 1724. 
,, 16. Nichol Milne and ^Lary Mein in Newtown ; a.s.n. Nichol. 
,, 16. James Cesford and Janet Mar there, a.d.n. Helen ; w. Thomas Slen- 

house and Nichol Milne there. 
,, 19. Collected by John Sibbald and Andrew Drummond, £2 : ys. 

Received testimonials from Wm. Kincard and allowed him 
one for the last half year. 
,, 24. This day booked in order for marriage John Darling and Margaret 

Bunzie, both in this parish ; Thomas Darling, cautioner. 
„ 26. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Wm. Milne, Robert 
Scott, &c., elders. 

Collected by Wm. Thin, John Frater, ^3 : 2s. 

The session being certainly informed that Archibald Cleuch, 
tennent in Appletreeleaves has certainly no regard for the Lord's 
day, but goes unnecessary journies to the great profanation of the 
Sabbath and offense of God. Therefore they order their officer 
to cite him to the session this day eight days. 

Testimonials granted Helen Wallace from her infancy till 
Martinmas 1726. The sederunt closed with prayer. 
,, 30. This day booked in order for marriage Ale.xr. Purves in the parish 
of Cranshaws and Mary Little in this ; Jacob Darling, cautioner. 

Item, Robert Halliwall and Margaret Nisbet, both in this 
parish ; Thomas Halliwall in Gattonside, cautioner. 
,, 31. After prayer sederunt, /^rf rcvm^a, the Minister, Drygrainge, John 
Mabane, James Blaikie, &c., elders, Wm. Dickson also. 

Case against Janet Walker in Darnick and John Sproat there. 

This day the minister intimated a meeting of the heretors 
against Thursday come eight days the 13th instant. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John .Mercer, 
Wm. Dickson, John Sibbald, &c., elders. 

Collected by Wm. Milne and John Mabane, ^3 : 3s. 

Archibald Cleuch being summoned was called, and compeared 
and charged with profaning the Lord's day, which he could not 
altogether deny, but endeavoured to extenuate his fault. He was 
removed, and the session resolved, in regard it was the first time 
he had been charged with such a crime, that he should be rebuked 
immediately. He was called in and accordingly he was gravely 
rebuked. He's ordered to have testimonials to the session which 
he has undertaken to produce. 

John .Sprots being summoned was called and compeared not. 

Janet Walker was also called and compeared. Her confession 
was read, to which she adhered. 

The officer is ordered to cite the said John pro 2^0 to the said 
diet. 

The clerk is appointed to write to the non residing heretors 
anent the meeting the 13th instant. The sederunt closed with 
prayer. 
June 9. This day the minister read the King's proclamation for the encourage- 
ment of piety and virtue, and for the preventing and punishing of 
vice, profaneness and immorality. 



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1728. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Andrew 
Marr, Wni. Hoy, Andrew Lythgow, &c., elders. 

Collected by Robert Scott and Andrew Mein, ^i : i6s. 
• John Sprots being cited ^ro 2^0^ was called but compeared 
not. Janet Walker being summoned was called and compeared. 
She was seriously exhorted to repentance. She declared she 
J^new nothing where the said John was. She is dismissed till 
further orders. The officer is ordered to summon the said John 
pro 3tio. 

The minister with the session have unanimously condescended 
that the sacrament of the supper shall be celebrate in this place 
the second Sabbath next moneth, being the 14th thereof. The 
sederunt closed with prayer. 
June 16. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Sibbald, Wm. 
Dickson, Robert Scott, &c., elders. • 

Collected by James Laidlay and Wm. Dickson, £2 : 12s. 

John Sprots being summoned pfo 3tio was called but 
compeared not. The affair is delayed till the Sabbath im- 
mediately preceding the presbytery in regard the said John is 
gone out of this place. The sederunt closed with prayer. 
„ 23. Wm. Haliday and ^largaret Atchison in Melrose, a.d.n. Catharine ; 
w. Robert Johnstone, George Martine there. 

Collected by Andrew Lythgow and John Mercer, younger, 

„ 30. This day the minister intimated to the congregation his purpose of 
celebrating the sacrament of the supper this day fourteen days, 
and gave directions suitable to that purpose. Then baptised. 
„ 3. Walter and Margaret Gray in Melrose, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. James 
Smail, James Gray. 

After prayer sederunt, the ?*Iinister, Drygrainge, Nichol 
Milne, William Hoy and John Sibbald, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Drummond and John Wallace, ^3 : 5s. 

The session appoints Tuesday come eight days for privy 
censures. 

In regard there is no report of John Sprots his return who had 
absented himself and whose affair was delayed till this day, the 
woman was called in and interrogate if she knew anything about 
him. Answered negative. She was duely exhorted to repentance. 
The session unanimously thought fit to referr the whole afif^iii to 
the presbytry of Selkirk, and accordingly did and hereby do 
referr the same to be laid before them Tuesday first. Janet was 
summoned apiid acta thereto, and the clerk is appointed to extract 
the said process for that end. The sederunt closed with prayer. 
July 2. Andrew Darling and Helen Lythgow in Threepwood, a.s.n. Adam. 
,, „ Adam Wallace and Janet Hislop in Blainslie, a.s.n. John. 
„ „ John Stirling and Isobel Wilson in Blainslie, a.d.n. Marion. 
,, „ Michael Bostone and Isobel Fairbairn, a.d.n Margaret ; w. Thomas 

Laidlay, John Wallace, for above four entries. 
„ 7. This day the minister intimated Thursday next as the humiliation 
day before the sacrament, and gave suitable and serious exhorta- 
tions to humility and contrition for sin. 

After prayer sederunt the Minister, Drygrainge, James Laidlay, 
Wm. Milne, James Blaikie, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Marr and John Frater, £a, : 19s. 

The minister acquainted the session that upon the hearing of 
John Sprots, his return, he had caused him to be summoned to 
this diet. He was accordingly called and compeared to the 
session Tuesday next, and the officer is ordered to cite the woman 
thereto. 

Tuesday next is appointed for privy tryals. 



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1728. 

July g. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, James Blaikie, 
George and Wm. Hoys, Thomas and James Laidlays, Andrew 
Marr, John Mercer younger, Andrew Drummond, Robert Scott, 
Wm. Dickson, Nicol Mihie, John Krater, Andrew Mein, John 
Wallace and John Mabane, elders. 

The elders present were severally removed by pairs, tryed and 
approven and encouraged to go on in the Lord's work. 
„ II. Being the fast day, collected by the persons appointed, ^11 Scotts. 

Collection, Fast day, - - - - ^11 o o 

Collection, Saturday, - - - 10 2 o 

Collection, Lord's day, - - - 24 o o 

Collection, Munday, - - - . 11 13 o 

Sum of collections, - - - ^56 15 o 

Debursed to poor of the parish, common 
poor, poor recommended, to precentor 
and beadle, - - - - 33 6 o 



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Which sum is appointed to be given into the Treasurer, where- 
with he is to charge himself. 
,, 20. This day booked in order for marriage Cornelius Mein and 
Elizabeth Darling, both in this parish : John Sclatter in Eildon, 
cautioner. 
„ 21. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Sibbald, George 
Hoy, Wm. Dickson, &c., elders. 

Collected by James Laidlay and Andrew Lythgow, ^4 : 2s. 
Scots. 

Granted testimonials to Alexr. Sandilands from his infancy, 
to David M'Clearn from Whitsunday 1726 to 1727. 
„ 28. Collected by Robert Scott and John Mabane, £2 : 8s. Scots. 

Aug. 4. Alex. Familtone and Isobel Hoy in Eildon, ; w. John Sibbald 

and Alexr. Mein there. 
„ 9. This day booked in order for marriage Andrew Marr and Mary 
Fisher, both in this parish ; .^lexr. P'isher, cautioner. 

„ II. Robert Williamson and Agnes Scott in Westhouses . 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, James 
Laidlay, Robert Scott, Wm. Hoy, &c., elders. 

Collected by Wm. Hoy and John Wallace, ^3 : 7s. Scots. 
Drygrainge, John Mabane, George Hoy, Robert Scott are 
appointed to meet Thursday next with the minister and clerk to 
revise the treasurer's accompts. 
„ 12. James Brown and Jannet Wauch in Williamlaw. 
,, ,, James Fisher and Isobel Wright in Sorrowlessfield, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 

Alexr. and John Fishers. 
„ 15. Mett conform to appointment, the Minister, John Mabane, George 
Hoy, Robert Scott, with their treasurer and clerk, and revised 
their said treasurer his accompts and approved the same, and left 
in his hand ^141 : 14s. Scots. 

„ 18. Robert Grierson and Wilson in Darnick, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 

Wm. Dickson, John Mercer there. 

Collected by John Frater and Wm. Hoy, ^4 : 17s. Scots. 
„ 25. Collected by Wm. Milne and John Sibbald, ^3 : 3s. Scots. 

,, 26. John Ingles and Mary Blaikie in Langshaw, a.d.n. Mary ; w. . 

Sept I. Wm. Sibbald and Isobel Bostone in Eildone, a.s n. John ; w. John 
Sibbald, John .Mabane. 

Collected by John Mercer and Robert Moffat, ^3 Scots. 
„ 8. Collected by Robeit Scott and Wm. Milne, ^3 :9s. Scots. 
„ 15. George Stuart and Margaret Halliwall in Gattonside, a.s.n. Robert. 



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1728. 

Sept. 15. James Laing and Agnes Richie in Melrose, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Wm. 
Hopkiik, Walter Gray. 

Collected by John Mabane and George Hoy, £2 : 17s. Scots. 
22. This day the minister intimated a meeting of the heritors against the 
8th next nioneth about the reparation of the kirk. 

Collected by Andrew IMein and William Dickson, ^3 Scots. 
, 28. This day booked John Cochran and Margaret Mein, both in this 

parish ; Henry Cochrane in Newtown, cautioner. 
„ 29. Wm. Wilkie, deceased, and Alison Uawson in Melrose, a.s.n. 
William ; w. Robert Scott, George Lawrie. 

Collected by Wm. Milne, James Laidlay and Andrew 
Drummond, ^3 : 4s. Scots. 
Oct. 6. Collected by Nichol Milne, Wm. Hoy and John Mercer, younger, 
^2 : i8s. Scots. 
„ 13. The precentor read as directed by the heritors, and sederunt Tuesday 
last. 

Collected by John Sibbald and William Hoy, £,2 : 13s. Scots. 
„ 19. This day booked, John Young and Isobel Mein, both in this parish ; 
James Young, cautioner. 
20. George Walker and Isobel Hogarth in Melrose, two sons named 

Robert and Adam. 
„ John Turnbull and Bessie F'amiltone in Gattonside, a.d.n. Isobel. 
„ „ Robert Fairbairn and Margaret Davidson in Danieltown, a.d.n. 
Elizabeth ; w. Robert Walker, James Smail. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Wm. Milne, 
Robert Scott, John Mabane, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Marr and Andrew Drummond, £3 : 3s. 
Scots. 

This day Thomas Stenhouse, portioner, of Newtown, gave in a 
petition craving that the session would appoint a day, and try if 
room could be got for him to build a seat in the kirk, conform to a 
grant he had from the heritors at their meeting the 8th of this 
instant. The session having heard and considered the petition, 
appoint a meeting Monday come fourteen days to see what can be 
done in that affair, and they ordain all wanting seats and that pay 
kirk stent to attend that day, as also all concerned in these pews 
be south the pulpet to be present, in regard it is alledged that 
room may be win among these pews for moe seats. 

This they appoint the precentor to intimate from his desk this 
day eight days that none may pretend ignorance. 

The session likeways appoint their Moderator, Drygrainge 
and Robert Scott to meet with Huntliewood and deal with him to 
break out a window and give light to the pews beneath his loft 
according tn promise at building the said loft, and to report to the 
saia meeting. Robert Bunzie's heirs are ordered to be cited to the 
said meeting to tell by what authority they have built seats in that 
said corner. 
„ 24. This day booked John Noteman and Margaret Purves, both in this 
parish ; Thomas Darling, chirurgeon in Lanhaugh, cautioner. 

Item, John Couper and Agnes Waugh, both in this parish ; 
James Purves in Colmslie, cautioner. 
„ 25. This day booked John Simpson in the parish of Earlestown, and 
Helen Dickson in this parish ; James Brotherston in Mosshouses, 
cautioner. 
„ 27. George Atcheson and Bessie Hopkirk in Melrose, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. 
Robert Bunzie, Wm. Hopkirk. 

The precentor read as appointed above. 

Collected by Robert Scott, John Mabane, and Wm. Milne, 

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Ormistown in the parish of Earlestown ; Andrew Dawson in 
Melrose, cautioner. 
Nov. 3. Robert Forsan and Margaret Brokie in Newstead, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 
John and Andrew Forsans there. 

Collected by George Hoy and Wm. Uickson, ^3 Scots. 

„ 4. After prayer sederunt the minister, Drygrainge, Wm. and Nichol 
Milne's, John Mercer's, elder and younger, James Blaikie, John 
Sibbald, Andrew Mein, Robert Scott, Andrew Urummond, and 
William Dickson, elders. 

The session upon tryal find that twixt Wm. Hunter's seat and 
James Blaikie's there's sufiicicnt room for Thomas Stenhouse to 
build a seat upon, Wm. Hunter being ordered to remove his furm 
and allowed to place a deal of four inches and an half breadth in 
place thereof, which is large as much as the old seat was conform 
to a declaration of the wright who altered the seat. The session 
also orders James EUies and James Phaup tlieir seats to be brought 
to the measure of two feet, and sixteen inches of entry to be left 
access to James Wilkison and George Laurie their seats. 

Here Thomas Stenhouse is allowed to build his seat, and 
orders him to take an extract of this from the clerk for his 
warrant. 

John Mein was called and interrogate why he had brought his 
seat so much to the eastward to prejudice the entry. The said 
John made it appear that Laird Marr had brought his so much 
east of the place. Laird Mar is appointed to reduce his seat to its 
former stent, and John promises to do the same. 

Drygrainge and the minister report that Mr. EUies promised 
to them with all expedition to break out a window and glass it. 

None compearing for the Bunzies save John in Eildon, who has 
pretentions to one of these seats, the sessions and bailie reserve to 
themselves the disposal of the other room, and do confirm the said 
John his right to the seat he possesses. The people of Blainslie 
compeared and repeated the petition they made to the heretors to 
this session. Whereupon the session read to them the two last 
deliverances of the heretors to their petitions, and being very 
sensible to the loss the people of Blainslie sustain for want of a 
room in the church, recommended to the next meeting of the 
heretors to consider their case, and if they will accept of the place 
betwixt her Grace's loft and build a loft upon it themselves as a 
part of their share, they think it proper it be assigned to them. 

The petitions of Wm. Cook, Robert Hunter and John Usher 
were read and delayed till the meeting. 

,, 10. George Martine and Janet Haliburton in Melrose, a.s.n. Andrew. 

„ ,, Michael Wallace and Isobel Blaikie in Melrose, a.s.n. James. 

„ „ Mr. Gavin Elliot, schoolmaster, and Margaret Angus, in Melrose, 
a.d.n. Jean ; w. Drygrainge and James Angus, writer in 
Edinburgh. 

Collected by Wm. Hoy and Andrew Drummond, ^2: lis. 
Scots. 

,, 12. This day booked James Clappertone and Grissel Little, both in this 
parish ; Thomas Little, cautioner. 

,. 17. Thomas Mercer and Margaret Atchison in Melrose, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 
James Laing, Nichol Mercer, there. 

Collected by John Wallace, Nichol Milne and Robert Scott, 
£1 : 5s. Scots. 

,, 23. This day booked Robert Haliday and Margaret Hownam, both in 
this parish ; Andrew Hownam, cautioner. 

„ 24. John Bunzie and Jean Sibbald in Newtown, a.s.n. John ; w. Nichol 
Milne, James Milne, there. 

Collected by .Andrew Marr and John Sibbald, ^2 : 13s. Scots. 



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This day booked Wm. Steel and Elizabeth Walker, both in this 
parish ; William Mabane, cautioner. 

Collected by Wm. Milne and Andrew Alein, £2 : 17s. Scots. 

Collected by Robert Scott, Andrew Mar and John Mabane, ;^3 : 2S. 
Scots. 

John Fisher and Margaret Rutherford of Westerhousebyres, a.s.n. 
John ; w. . 

James Martin and Margaret Ellies in Gattonside, a.s.n. William. 

John and Mary Meins, portioner in Newsteid, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. 
James Small, Wm. Martine. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Wm. Dickson, Robert 
Scott, &c., elders. 

Collected by George and William Hoys, £2 : 1 5s. Scots. 
The session being informed that William Lukup in Melrose, 
about the 4th or 5th of this instant moneth, drank from house to 
house to great excess and profaned the blessed name of God by 
horrid oaths. They order him to be cited to the session this day 
eight days. And James Blaikie, treasurer, is ordered to pursue 
the said William for ten merks he borrowed of the session when 
his father was buried for which they have his bill. George 
Atchison in whose house he drank is ordered to be cited. 

There was this day a petition presented by Robert Hunter, 
portioner of Melrose and Newsteid, and read mentioning that 
since the session and bailie, per session November 4th, had 
at their disposing room for a pew beneath Huntliewood's loft, and 
that that very room did formerly belong to the land he now 
possesses, craved that the session with her Grace's bailie would 
assign and destine the said room to his use according to justice. 
The session having heard the petition delayed the consideration 
thereof in regard Drygrainge, our bailie, is absent. 

,, 16. James Beattie and in Drygrainge, two daughters named Anne 

and ; w. . 

,, 22. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, James Blaikie, John 
Mabane, &c., elders. 

Collected by Nichol Milne, Andrew Drummond and John 
Mercer. £2 : 14s. 

William Lukup being summoned was called and did compear, 
and being charged with the sin of drunkenness and swearing did 
not disown the same. He professed his sorrow for these hainous 
sins, and declared he resolved through grace to walk circumspectly 
for the future. He was removed, and the session considering the 
sorrow he had just now professed, and that a private rebuke 
before the session might tend more to reclaim him, in regard he 
has been more than once already rebuked before the congregation, 
resolved he should be instantly rebuked before the session with 
certification. He was called in and gravely rebuked and certified 
that if ever given that way in time coming they would proceed to 
the highest censure against him. 

George Atchison being called, compeared and declared his 
sorrow in giving entertainment to the said Wm. Lukup. He 
promised he should never give him or any like him drink in 
time coming. 

The session is informed that Thomas Gardner was with Wm. 
Lukup when he drank from house to house, as also that Robert 
Ormistown entertained them after they were the worse of drink. 
The session orders them both to be cited to their diet Sabbath 
ne.xt. 

As to Robert Hunter's petition, it appearing plain to the baillie 
and session that the said Robert is in possession of the Bunzie's 
land in Newsteid, to whom that room he is craving did belong. 



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They unanimously did and hereby do assign and destine the said 
room to tlie said Robert Hunter to be possessed by liim and his, 
and that they build a pew there when they please, and they order 
him to take an extract of this their distination from the clerk of 
session. 

Cieorge Martine craving of the bailie and session that he 
may be allowed to build a seat be north Hoatshiel's seat, where 
he has been in possession of the room these many years. The 
bailie and session allowed his request provided none be enjured 
thereby. 
Dec. 29. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Wm. Dicksone, Jane 
Blaikie, Robert Scott, Wm. Milne, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Mein and John Mercer, £7. : 4s. Scots. 
Thomas Gardner being called, compeared and acknowledged 
he was in company with the said Wm. Lukup, and was heartily 
sorry for the same, and promised to associate no more with him. 

Robert Ormistone also compeared, and promised to give no 
liquor to Wm. Lukup or any such. 
1729. 
Jan. 3. This day booked John Donaldson in the parish of Galashiels, and 
Isobel Frier in this ; Robert IJallantine, cautioner. 
„ 5. John Fairbairn and Bessie Flint in Drygraingemilne, a.s.n. Robert ; 
w. Thomas Anderson, Robert Pringle. 

Collected by John Mabane and Andrew Drummond, £.2 : 19s. 
Scots. 
12. Robert Penman and Margaret Peacock in Melrose ; a.s.n. Robert. 
„ Robert Gibsone and Isobel Dinning in Gattonside, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; 
w. Andrew and John Dawson. 

Collected by John Sibbald and Thomas Laidlay, £^ : 7s. Scots. 

22. Robert Rolmainhouse and Laidlay in Hlainslie, a.d.n. Alison. 

„ John Coats and Purves in Langshaw, a.d.n. Anne; w. John 

and James Wallaces. 
„ 26. James Haliwall and Helen Nicol in Gattonside, a.d.n. Isobel; w. 
James and Andrew Bowstones there. 

Collected by Robert Scott and James Laidlay, ^3 : 4s. Scots. 
Feb. 2. .'\fter prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, James Blaikie, Wm. 
Hoy, John Mabane, Robert Scott, &c., elders. 

Collected by John Sibbald, Wm. Dicksone, /,3 ; is. Scots. 
This day Mungo Park, having lately made a choise of a burying 
place in the kirkyard, gave into the poor ^3 Scotts. 

The session appoints Drygrainge, George Hoy, John Mabane, 
Robert Scott, with their moderator and clerk, to meet with their 
treasurer, James Blaikie, Wednesday come eight days, att ten of 
the clock forenoon, and examine his accompts, and consider the 
session's bonds and bills. 

(Case of discipline against Jean Ormistown in Melrose and 
Broadmeadows.) 
9. James Beatie and Marion Wright in Bridgend, a.s.n. John. 
„ Robert Mercer and Anaple Ovens in Newsteid, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. John 
and Andrew .Meins. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Wm. Hoy, 
John Mabane, James Blaikie, &c., elders. 

Collected by John Mercer, Wm. and Nichol Milns, £2 : i8s. 
Scots. 

Received for the use of the poor from Robert Hunter, who 
lately sett up a seat in the kirk, is. 6d. 
12. .After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, James Blaikie, John 
Mabane, George Hoy, Robert Scott, John Sibbald, N. and Wm. 
Milne, John Mercers, elder and younger, Andrew Drummond and 
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1729. 

This day the session, considering that their clerk has no fee 
from them for that office, and that he has many minutes to record 
and much business of theirs to manage at present, as also consider- 
ing that formerly before the heritors repaired the school and school- 
house, the session clerk had always from them twenty merks for 
taking an house, whereupon they did for the encouragement of 
Mr Gavin Eliot, their present session clerk, and hereby do allow 
him out of their box twenty shillings sterling yearly, to be paid 
about the Candlemass time for the future, and appoint their 
treasurer instantly to pay him the foresaid sum for the year 
by past. 

Allowed testimonials to \Vm. Thine and Janet Wallace, his 
spouse, from their infancy, preceeding Whitsunday last. 
Feb. 12. Mett to conform a former appointment, the Minister, Drygrainge, 
John Mabane, George Hoy, Robert Scott, with James Blaikie, 
their treasurer, and revised his accompts, and after comparing 
charge with discharge, together with ^27 : 13s. Scots, of Mortcloath 
and marriage money given in by George Martine, find remaining 
in his hand, £,\']'& : 2s. Scots, wherewith he is to charge himself at 
next accompting. 

As also the bonds and bills were this day viewed and con- 
sidered, and instructions given to the treasurer what to do in that 
affair, and to report. 
„ 16. James Speeding and Janet Mercer in Bridgend, a.d.n. Mary ; w. 
Andrew Drummond, George Beatie, there. 

After prayer sederunt, the ^linister, Drygrainge, James Blaikie, 
George Hoy, Robert Scott, &c., elders. 

Collected by John Mabane and William Hoy, ^3 :iis. 
James Blaikie is allowed to take bills from these due the 
session, who are not able to renew their bonds on stampt paper. 
,, 19. Alexr. Gray and Margaret Thin in Blainslies, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. John 

and Wm. 1 hin there. 
„ 22. This day booked Robert Ballentine and Janet Bowstone, both in this 

parish ; Thomas Bowstone, cautioner. 
„ 23. This day the minister read an act of the Synod against charms and 
scoring above the breath, which the minister followed with suitable 
admonitions. 
„ „ Thomas Williamson and Mary Mein in Newsteid, a.d.n. Mary ; w. 
Wm. and Robert Williamsons. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Wm. 
Hoy, Robert Scott, James Blaikie, &c., elders. 

Collected by James Laidlay and Wm. Dicksone, £2 : i8s. Scots. 
,, 25. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, James Blaikie, 
George Hoy, John Mabane, John Mercer, Robert Scott, &c., elders. 
(Case of discipline continued against Jean Ormistoun and 
Broad meadows. ) 
,. 28. This day booked in order for marriage Thomas Alison in the parish 
of Lauder and Ann Grieve in this ; William Wilsone, cautioner. 
Mar. 2. Collected by John Sibbald and Andrew Drummond, ^3 : 6s. 

Witnesses cited for Jean Ormistown : Margaret Edgar, Alison 
Cook, Agnes Napier, Margaret Bowar and Alison Cunningham. 

A petition from Elizabeth Sciater and Andrew Turnbull, her 
son, was read craving they would remit the interest of his bond 
for several reasons contained in the petition. 

The session upon consideration do grant the said petition, pro- 
vided he pay up the principal against Martinmas next. 
„ 15. This day booked Wm. Hastie and Elizabeth Govenlock, both in this 

parish ; Thomas Anderson, cautioner. 
,, 16. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Robert Scott, Wm. 
and George Hoy, John Mabane, &c., elders. 



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Collected by Robert Scott, George Hoy and John Mabane, 
£2 : 19s. Scots. 

(Case of discipline continued, Jean Ormistone and 
Broadmeadows.) 

Witnesses cited for Broadmeadows : Isobel Ballentine, 
Christian Riddell, Marion Binizie, Elizabeth Martine, John Tait 
and his wife, and John Tait, his son, John Young. 

Case of discipline against Elizabeth Gowanlock, servant to 
Thomas Anderson in Drygrainge, boathouse, and William Hastie, 
servant to the said Thomas. 
Mar. 19. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Urygrainge, John Mabane, 
(ieorge Hoy, Robert Scott and Andrew Mein, elders. 
23. This day the minister intimated a meeting of the heritors Wednesday 
come fourteen days, the ninth of April next, to consider what is 
further to be done in the reparation of the knk. 
,, Thomas Williamson and Mary Mein in Newsteid, a.d.n. Mary ; w. 
Wm. and Robert Williamsons. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Wm. Milne, 
Robert Scott, John Mabane, &c., elders. 

Collected by Nichol Milne, Andrew Marr and Andrew Mein, 
-^3 : 2s. 

(Cases of discipline continued.) 

29. This day booked Thomas Mein and Margaret Jerdain, both in this 
parish ; Alexr. Mein in Eildon, cautioner. 

30. John Davidson and — - — in Newsteid, a.s.n. John. 
Thomas Bunzie and in Eildon, a.s.n. John ; w. Andrew Mein, 

James Bunzie (both two above entries). 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Sibbald, 
James Laidley, Robert Scott, &c., elders. 

Collected by John Mercer, Wm. Dickson, £2 : i8s. Scots. 

(Cases of discipline continued.) 
April 6. The minister read a recommendation of the general assembly for a 
contribution to the settling a fund, building a kirk and manse att 
Enzie in the highlands of Scotland, where popery prevails through 
the want of such necessary accomodations, which collection is 
appointed to be gathered this day eight days in common form. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Andrew 
Lythgow, Andrew Marr, Wm. Hoy, &c., elders. 

Collected by John Wallace and John Sibbald, ^3 : is. 

(Jean Ormistown's case of discipline continued. Further 
witnesses cited : Elizabeth Gardner, her late fellow servant in 
Broadmeadow's family, Anna Lyall, Elizabeth Moodie, Janet 
Murray and Isobell Gill.) ... In regard the said Elizabeth 
Gardner is living att Bunkle beyond Duns, the session resolve to 
dispatch one tomorrow or Tuesday to bring her here, that the 
affair may be inquired into with all expedition, and it is recom- 
mended to the minister to write Mr. William Hart, minister at 
Bunkle, to cause cite the said Elizabeth Gardner to this session 
Thursday next, and to send an execution of summons along with 
the said Elizabeth. 
„ 10. After prayer sederunt, the minister, Drygrainge, John Mabane, 
Robert Scott, elders. 

(Jean Ormistown and Broadmeadow's case continued.) 
• „ 13. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Wm. Hoy, Robert 
.Scott, Laird Mar, &c., elders. 

Collected by Robert Moffattand Andrew Lythgow, ^24 Scots. 

(Case of discipline continued, examination of witnesses). 

The session appoint their clerk to extract what was done this 
day eight days, Thursday last, and this day. that ilie l.irethren of 
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1729. 

April 18. Nichol Milne, laird, and Isobel Turnbull in Newtown, a.s.n. Nichol. 
„ „ John Laidlay and Agnes Mein in Newtown, a.s.n. Alexr. ; vv. Thomas 

Stenhouse, Nichol Milne (for above two entries). 
„ 20. Thomas Sclater and Euphan Robson in Newsteid, a.s.n. Thomas ; 

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This day the minister intimated a fast to be observed Thursday 

next by appointment of the synod. 

Collected by Andrew Mein and Marr, and Robert Scott, 
£2 : i6s. Scots. 
„ 24. John Pearson and Margaret Crosbee in Drygrainge, a.d.n. Marion ; 
\v. John Crossbee, Thomas Anderson. 

Collected by James Laidlay and John Wallace, ^8 : 9s. Scots. 
„ 27. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Mabane, Wm. 
Hoy, Robert Scott, &c., elders. 

Collected by John Mercer and Wm. Dickson, ^3 : 2s. Scots. 
The minister acquainted the session that Wm. Hastie had 
been with him about the baptism of his child, but in regard he 
had not made satisfaction, he delayed the same till he heard the 
session's mind about it. The session is of the mind that the said 
William provide a sponsor, and then he may have baptism for 
his child. 

Allowed testimonials to James Lauder and his wife and two 
servants. 
May 4. Collected by Wm. Hoy and Andrew Drunjmond, £2 : 18s. Scots. 
„ 5. Wm. Brown and Jean Dickson in Overlangshaw, a.s.n. John. 
„ „ John Darling and Margaret Bunzie in Blainslies, a.d.n. Marion ; w. 

Thomas and Andrew Darlings. 
,, 10. This day booked Robert Speeding in the parish of Bowdain, and 
Christian M'Fadden in this parish ; Doctor Martine in Melrose, 
cautioner. 
„ II. Collected by Andrew Mar and Robert Scott, ^3 : 15s. Scots. 
,, 16. This day booked Wm. Moffat in this and Elizabeth Moffatt in the 

parish of Stow ; John Tait in Melrose, cautioner. 
„ 18. Collected by Nichol Milne and Andrew Marr, ^3 : 8s, Scots. 

Allowed testimonials to Wm. Teugh and his wife for thirty 
years by past. 
„ 23. This day booked John Cochran and Helen Bartlernan, both in this 

parish ; John Milne in Newtown, cautioner. 
„ 25. Collected by Wm. Milne and John Mabane, £2, : 4s. Scots. 
June I. Collected by Andrew Lythgow and John Wallace, £t, : lis. Scots. 
,, ,, David Jamison and Margaret Ker in Bent milne, a.s.n. William ; w. 
George and Robert Martines in Melrose. 

Wm. Hastie and Elizabeth Gowanlock compeared (before the 
congregation) for the first time. 
„ 8. Robert Williamson and Agnes Scot in W^esthouses, a.s.n. Robert ; 
w. — — . 

Wm. Hastie and his spouse compeared for the 2d time. 
After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, James Blaikie, 
John Mabane, John Hoy, &c., elders. 

Collected by James Laidlay and Wm. Hoy, ^4 : 9s. Scots. 
It was this day represented to the session that Robert Penman, 
elder in Melrose, last week for some days together had a very 
scandalous behaviour through drunkenness. The session appoint 
him to be cited to the session this day fourteen days. 

Allowed testimonials to John Chisholm and Margaret Blaikie 
for three years preceeding Whitsunday last. 
,, 15. Wm. Hastie and his spouse compeared, rebuked and were dis- 
missed. 
„ „ James Vair and Margaret Kerr in Newtown, a.s.n. James ; w. Nicol 
and Nicol Milne's in Newtown. 



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Collected by Wm. Milne and Andrew Drunimond, £2: lis. 

Scots. 

June 22. After prayer sederunt, the minister, Drygrainge, James Blaikie, Nicol 

Milne, Wm. Hoy, &c. elders. 

Collected by Andrew Lylhgow and Robert Moffat, ^3 : 2s. 
Scots. 

Robert Penman being cited was called and compeared. 
He was charged with drunkenness and exhorted to confess the 
same, which he stiffly disowned. The session resolve to lead a 
probation against him, and for that end appoint John Moody, 
Wm. Andrew and Alexr. Cooks, Robert and (icorge W^alkers, 
James .Smail and Andrew Martine, all in Melrose, to the session 
against this day fourteen days. 
29. Wm. Hastie and Elizabeth (lOwanlock in Drygrainge, a.s.n. Alexr. 
„ James Waugh and Mary Duncan in Melrose, a.d.n. Anne ; w. John 
Mabane, James Blaikie. 

Collected by James Laidlay and Wm. Hoy, ^2 : is. Scots. 
July 5. This day booked John Clappertone in the parish of Stow and Janet 
Mercer in this ; Wm. Hopkirk in Melrose, cautioner. 
„ 6. John Hoy and Alison Cunningham in Melrose, a.d.n. Barbara ; w. 
George Hoy, John Bowie, there. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Robert Scott, 
James Laidlay, Andrew Lythgow, &c., elders. 

Collected by John Mabane and John Mercer, ^3 : 12s. Scots. 

Robert Penman being cited was called and compeared, and at 
last owned he was the worse of drink, and was sorry that he had 
given offence by his unseemly behaviour. He was gravely 
rebuked, exhorted and admonished, and having promised to guard 
against such behaviour in time coming, he was dismissed. 
„ 13. This day the minister intimated an exercise this evening about eight 
of the clock. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Mercer 
John Mabane, George Hoy, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Lythgow and Wm. Milne, £,}, : 5s. .Scots. 

The minister and elders condescended to give the sacrament 
of the supper in this place the 3rd Sabbath of August next, if not 
prevented by the harvest. 

This night about five of the clock Mr. Hunter of Liliesleaf 
baptised to Mr. .'Vdam Milne, minister, and Alison Hunter, a.s.n. 
William ; w. Drygrainge, Doctor Hunter. 
„ 17. This day David Umpherstone in the parish of Haddingtone and 
Janet Nisbet in this were booked ; Robert Haliwall in Gattonside, 
cautioner. 
20. Collected by Nicol Milne and Wm. Hoy, £1 : igs. Scots. 
24. James Blaikie, kirk treasurer, by reason of his weakness and indis- 
position having applied to the minister and elders for to meet and 
take his accompts, papers and everything else relating to his 
office off his hand, accordingly there mett this 20th and 
4th day, the Minister, Drygrainge, George Hoy, John Mabane 
and Robert Scott, elders, who having examined and approven the 
said treasurer's accompts, they received the money in his hand 
extending to ^363 : 13s. Scotts, whereof they gave to Mark 
Blaikie, son to the said James, /^I2:i2s. Scotts for making up 
some of their register, as also the said committee received from 
the said treasurer all papers and everything else relating to his 
office as kirk treasurer, and discharged him of the said sum 
instantly received and of all his intromissions whatsomever, as the 
discharge in itself more fully bears, which money and papers were 
lodged with Mr. Elliot, session clerk, till the session shall be fully 
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July 25. This day booked John Pringle in this and Margaret Scott in the 
parish of Stow ; John Fisher in Easterlanglee, cautioner. 
„ 27. Robert Halliwall and Margaret Nisbet in Gattonside, a.s.n. John. 
„ 27. Adam Torburn and Susanna Rutherford in Meh'ose, a.d.n. Agnes ; 
u. Andrew and Robert Martines in Melrose. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Mabane, 
George Hoy, &c., elders. 

Collected by James Laidlay and Andrew Drummond, ^3 : gs. 
Scots. 

The minister and elders resolve that intimation of the sacra- 
ment of the supper shall be made this day eight days. 

It was represented that William Robson in Gattonside did 
come home from a journey this day eight days about the middle 
of the day very drunk. The session order him to be cited to the 
session this day eight days. 
Aug. 2. Case of discipline against Jean Gilroy in Westhouses and Adam 
Harvie in the boathouse. 
„ 3. This day the minister intimated the celebration of the Lord's supper 
in this place this day fourteen days. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Robert Scott, 
Wm. Hoy, Nicol Milne, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Lythgow, John Sibbald and Marr, 
^3 : i6s. Scots. 

William Robson being called, compeared and charged with 
drunkenness and breach of the Sabbath, disowned that he was 
drunk, but that he travelled on the Sabbath day and carried home 
wool along with him, and that though he came to the parish about 
seven of the morning, yet he came not to his own house till two of 
the afternoon. Nor was he waiting on ordinances. He professed 
his sorrow for the offence he had given and promised never to be 
guilty of the like again. He was removed, and the session was of 
the mind that he should be instantly rebuked with certification. 
He was called in and accordingly gravely rebuked and dismissed 
with certification. 
4. (Jean Gilroy and Adam Harvie's case of discipline continued.) 
7. James Martine and Jannet Dicksone in Blainslie, a.d.n. Jannet ; 

w. John Wallace, Wm. Thine there. 
10. The minister intimated Thursday next as the humiliation day before 

the sacrament of the supper. 
,, James Phaup and Alison Cook in Melrose, a.s.n. James ; w. Alexr. 
and Wm. Cooks. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Mabane, 
Wm. Hoy, Nicol Milne, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Marr, George Hoy, John Mabane, 
^4 : 19s. Scots. 

Case of discipline continued. Jean Gilroy (";7<?w z'n eternity^') 
and Adam Harvie. 

The session appoint their meeting for privy tryals Tuesday next. 
12. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, James Laidlay, 
Robert Scott, John Sibbald, Andrew Marr, Andrew Drummond, 
John Mabane, George Hoy, Andrew Lythgow, John Wallace, 
Wm. Dickson, Wm. Hoy, Nicol Myle, John Mercer, Andrew 
Mein, elders. 

The elders present were severally removed by pairs, tryed and 
approve n to go on in the Lord's work. 
14. On the humiliation day were baptised to Andrew Mein and Jannet 

Mein in Newsteid, a.s.n. George. 
,, Robert Ormistown and Helen Hopkirk in Melrose, a.d.n. Elizabeth. 
„ Henry Forrest and Isobel Robertson in Westhouses, a.d.n. Mar.on 
w. Robert WiUiamson, Thomas Mathison. 

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Collected by elders as specially appointed, ^13 : 15s. Scots. 

-Sum (jf collections time of the sacrament — 
Collection, Fast Day, - . . . ^13 15 o 

Collection, Saturday, - - - - 15 10 o 

Collection, Lord's Day, - - - - 33 9 o 

Collection, Munday, - - - -1500 



Sum of collections, - - - - ^77 14 o 
Debursed to poor of the parish, common 

poor, and poor recommended, <S:c. - 52 14 o 

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Which sum is appointed to be given in to the treasurer where- 
with he is to charge himself. 
Aug. 18. Robert Lindsay and Jean Bruntown in Williamla\\', a.d.n. Isobel : w 
James Brown, Richard Thomson there. 
„ 24. After prayer sederunt, the minister, Drygrainge, John Wallace, 
Robert Scott, John "Nlabane, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew ]\larr, John Mabane, ^5 : 3s. Scots. 
(Case of discipline, Adam Harvie, continued). 
„ 25. (ieorge Forsyth and Jannet Blaikie in Whitlaw, a.s.n. George ; w 

James Laidlaw, Thomas Darling. 
„ 31. Collected by John Mercer. Wm. Milne and Andrew Mein, ^3 : 4s. 
Scots. 
Sept. 7. The minister intimated the baptism of some children to-morrow at 
Blainslie. 

Collected by Robert Scott, Wm. Dickson, Andrew Drummond, 
^3 : I2s. Scots. 
8. David Brown and Marion Deepman, a.s.n. .Alexr. 
,, William Pringie and Margaret Tait, a.d.n. .\gnes. 
,, William Lauder and Helen Rolmainhouse, a.d.n. Alison : w. John 
and Wtn. Thines. 

„ 14. This day the minister read the King's brieve with the General 
Assembly's recommendation for a collection which is to be 
collected at the kirk door against this day eight days. 

Collected by .Andrew Mein, Nicol Milne, ^3 : 7s. Scots. 
„ 21. Collected as intimated alcove by Andrew Marr, Wm. Milne and John 

Sibbald, ^17 .Scots. 
„ 28. The minister intimated the baptism of a child at Blainslies, 
Wednesday next. 

„ ,, John Kemp and Grant in Gattonside, a.d.n. Grisal ; w. 

Thomas Thomson, Robert Myles. 

,, 30. John Sibbald and Agnes Stenhouse in Eildon, ; w. Wm. and 

Andrew Sibbalds. 
Oct. I. Wm. Thine and Marion Fairbairn in Blainslies, a.d.n. .Agnes; w. 
John Thin, Alexr. Gray. 
„ 5. Wm. Hog and Agnes Hardie in Darnick, a.s.n. George. 
„ „ John Cochran and Margaret Mein in Eildon, a.d.n. Janet. 

„ John Cribbas and in Sorrowlessfield, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 

George Martine, John Tait in Melrose. 

The minister intimated the baptism of some children at Lang- 
haugh, Tuesday. 

Collected by Andrew Drummond and John Mabane, ^3 : los. 
„ 7. Thomas Darling and Helen Thomson in Langhaugh, a.s.n. 

Andrew. 
„ „ Thomas Gordon and Agnes Blaikie, a.s.n. John : w. Mr. Darling, 
John Noleman. 
12. Wm. Steel and Elizabeth Walker in Melrose, a.s.n. Thomas; w. 
Robert and George Walkers. 



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1729. 

Collected by George and Wm. Hoy, ^3 : 5s. Scots. 
Oct. 19. James Hart and Agnes Thomson in Gattonside, a.s.n. James. 

,, ,, John Bunzie and Marion Wallace in Eildon, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. 
John and William Sibbalds. 

Collected by Robert Scott and John Wallace, £2 : 15s. Scots. 
,, 24. Booked James Burnet in the parish of Earlestown and Margaret 

Seirven in this ; George .Seirven, cautioner. 
„ 26. Collected by Wm. Milne and John Wallace, ^3 : 3s. Scots. 
Nov. 2. James Cessford and Janet Mather in Newtown, a.s.n. James ; w. 
Nicol Milne, Thomas Stenhouse. 

Collected by Andrew Drummond and Andrew Marr, ^3 : is. 
Scots. 
,, 9. This day the minister gave suitable admonitions before the fair. 

Intimated the baptisni of a child at Langlee, Tuesday next. 
After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Mabane, 
George Hay, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Mein and John Mercer, ^2 : us. 
(Case of discipline against Violet Pringle in Newsteid and 
John Hatton, servant to Cornet Ciottard in Captain Jerdain's troop.) 
The minister gave in two lowland bursar's discharges, viz. : 
from Martinmas 1727 to Martinmas 1729, for ^8 Scotts, sub- 
scribed by James Henderson. 

The appoint Drygrainge, George Hoy, John Mabane and 
Robert Scott to met with the minister and clerk the first Munday 
of Deer, to inspect George Martine's accompts, who was appointed 
to receive the poor's money. 

Allowed testimonials to Wm. Hoy from his infancy. 
„ II. John Couper and Agnes Waugh in Mosshouses, a.d.n. Isobel ; vv. 

Andrew Bryden, Robert Hog. 
„ 16. This day the minister intimated the baptism of a child at Clackmae, 
Wednesday next. 

Collected by John Mabane and George Hoy, £.2 : 15s. Scots. 
,, 19. Michael Boustone and Agnes Fairbairn in Blainslies, a.s.n. James ; 

w. Alexr. Fisher, George Martine. 
„ 22. This day booked George Pringle and Jean Hunter, both in this 

parish ; James Ainslie in Langhaw, cautioner. 
„ 23. The minister intimated a thanksgiving to be observed Wednesday 
next appointed by the presbytry for the causes therein contained. 
Collected by Robert Scott, £2 : 2S. Scots. 
„ 26. Collected by Nicol Milne, John Mercer, Andrew Drummond, ^4 : 2s. 

Scots. 
„ 30. Walter Scott and Janet Mein in Danieltown, a.s.n. William ; w. 
Robert Fairbairn, George Lawrie. 

Collected by William Milne, £2 : 13s. Scots. 
Dec. I. This day mett the minister, Drygrainge, John Mabane, George Hoy 
and Robert Scott, they examined George Martine's accompts, 
who has been employed since March 2d last by past, because of 
James Blaikie, late treasurer, his infirmity in taking in the 
collections and debursing the same to the several poor in the 
parish, and having compared charge and discharge, they find of 
ballance with Mortcloath money and the remains of the sacrament 
money, ^99 : i is. Scotts, whereof there is /, 10 : 8s., due by Andrew 
M'Fadden, and six shillings due by himself, which with ^21 : is. 
Scotts, he is to charge himself with at next clearing, ^63 : i8s., as 
the rest of the ballance with twenty shillings sterling of John 
Moodie's bill is added to the ^351 : is. Scotts in the box makes 
;i{^426 : 19s. Scots. The meeting continue George Martine till they 
be ripe for choosing a treasurer. The minister reports that he has 
received the remains of Wm. Hoy's bond. 
„ 7. Collected by John Sibbald and Andrew Marr, £2 : 15s. Scots, 



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1729. 

Dec. II. John Thomson and Margaret Marline in Gattonside, a.d.n. Isobel ; 
w. Andrew Mar, James Thomson. 
„ 13. This day booked John Hownam and Isobel Usher, both in this 

parish ; James Usher, cautioner. 
„ 14. Walter Clray and Margaret Gray in Melrose, a.s.n. John ; w. James 
Smail, James Laing, there. 

Collected by Andrew Drumniond, John Merrer and William 
Hoy, ^2 : 13s. Scots. 
„ 21. John Dalgleish and Margaret Darling in Darnick, a.d.n. Margaret; 
w. John and George Mercers there. 

Collected by John Mabane, Robert Scott, £,2 : 15s. Scots. 
„ 28. Collected by Andrew Mein and George Hoy, j^2 : 9s. 

1730- 
Jan. 2. Booked John Embers in Galashiels parish and Agnes Blaikie in 
this ; James Blaikie in Appletreeleaves, cautioner. 
„ 4. Collected by James Laidlay and John Wallace, ^3 : 4s. Scots. 
„ 7. Robert Henry and Catharine Blaikie in Appletreeleaves, a.s.n. 

Robert. 
„ 7. John Wylie and Janet Waugh in Langhaugh, a.s.n. Adam ; \v. 

Thomas Darling, John Noteman. 
,, 10. Booked Wm. Martin and Isobel Drummond, both in this parish ; 

Wm. Martine in Gattonside, cautioner. 
„ II. Thomas Marr and Jean Craig in Melrose, a.d.n. Alison ; w. Andrew 
Marr, James Smail. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Robert Scott, 
George Hoy, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Lythgow and Wm. Dickson, £2 : i6s. 
Scots. 

The minister read a letter from the session of Maxtown, 
desiring that Mary Mein in this our parish may be cited before 
their session for excessive drinking in their parish. 
The session ordered accordingly. 

Adam Nisbet and Scott, journey men to John Cochran 

in Newtown, are ordered to bring in testimonials or to remove 
from the parish. 
„ 14. Thomas Anderson and Margaret Dickson in Drygrainge, boathouse, 

a.d.n. Helen ; w. James Beatie, Thomas Atcheson, there. 
„ 18. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, George Hoy, Wm. 
Hoy, John Mercer, &c., elders. 

Collected by Wm. Milne and Andrew Drummond, £2 : 14s. 
Scots. 

It is reported that these by the former sederunt were appointed 
to bring in testimonials, have promised to do so. 

This day the session proceeding to the choise of a treasurer, 
George Hoy was chosen by the plurality of voices, and the session 
appoints the first Munday of March for giving up money and 
papers into his hand. 
,, 25. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Mabane, 
Robert Scott, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Marr, Andrew Mein, £2 : 18s. Scots. 
(Case of discipline against Charles Wilkieson and Isobel 
Haliburtone, servitrix to Mungo Park in the Weslerboathouse.} 
Feb. I. This day the minister dehorted the people from giving in spurious 
coin which abounds amongst us. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Mabane, 
John Wallace, &c., elders. 

Collected by Wm. Hoy and John Mercer, £2 : 12s. 
(Case of discipline against Charles Wilkieson and Isobel 
Haliburtone continued.) 

The sederunt closed with prayer. 



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1730. 

Feb. 8. This day Isobel Halibiirtone appeared and was admonished. 

,, „ James Bunzie and Jean Wilson in Newsteid, a.d.n. Jean ; \v. Thomas 
Wilhamson, Robert Mein, there. 

Collected by Andrew Marr and Andrew Drummond, £2 : 13s. 
Scots. 

This day the minister gave in for this parish's collection 
towards the building a place for publick worship in Enzie a dis- 
charge for 40s. sterling, signed att Edinburgh, January 
17th, 1730. As also a receipt signed by Henry Erskine at Selkirk 
for ^1:18:4 sterling, as this parish's collection for the harbour of 
St. Andrews. 
„ 15. Collected by Andrew Drummond and John Mercer, £2 : 2s. Scots. 
Isobel Haliburtone appeared for the 2d time. 
Thomas and Alison Gills in Danieltown, a.d.n. Margaret. 
James Smail and Elizabeth EUies in Melrose, a.d.n. Janet ; w. John 
Mabane, Thomas Gill. 

Isobel Haliburtone rebuked and dismissed. 
Collected by Robert Scott and Andrew Mein, £2 : 15s. 
Mar. 1. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, George Hoy, John 
Mabane, Wm. Hoy, &c., elders. 

Collected by John Mabane and John Sibbald, ^^3 : 5s. 
The session adjourns their meeting that was appointed to meet 
to-morrow, till to-morrow eight days for delivering up to George 
Hoy, treasurer, the poor's money and papers. 
„ 5. George Rutherford and Jean Chisholm in Hagburn, a.s.n. Thomas ; 

w. Wm. Pearson, Robert Mercer there. 
,, 8. Collected by John Mabane, ^i : 18s. Scots. 

„ 9. Mett this day, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Mabane, Robert Scott 
and George Hoy. They revised and examined George Martine's 
accompts, charge and discharge compared, the Committee find the 
balance, £j2 : 12s. Scots ; ^10 : 18s. due by Andrew M'Faden, 
and ^3 : 12s. Scotts due by the said George Martine as per 
sederunt December ist last by past being included in the charge, 
all which he has paid down and is hereby discharged of the same. 
As also there was given in this day ^26 : 14s., due by Andrew 
TurnbuU per bond, which with the foresaid sum of ^52 : 12s. and 
^426 : 17s. Scots, makes ^506 : 3s. Scots, with the session box and 
papers were all delivered to George Hoy, treasurer, wherewith he 
is to charge himself and be accountable to the session, as he shall 
be charged. 

The minister is to give in the remains of Wm. Hoy's bond. 
,, 15. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Mabane, John 
Mercer, &c., elders. 

Collected by Wm. Milne and James Laidlay, £2 • 6s. Scots. 
The minister reported the acts of the synod came only to hand 
last presbytry day, whereby George Wright is ordered to be 
excommunicated any time the session of Melrose shall judge 
convenient. The session does appoint this day fourteen days, and 
it is recommended to the minister to speak to the said George 
before that time. 
22. Collected by Andrew Mein and Andrew Marr, £2 ; 13s. Scots. 
24. Nicol Milne and Isobel Turnbull in Newtown, a.d.n. Alison ; w. 
Thomas Stenhouse, Nicol Milne there. 
„ 29. This day the minister read the sentence of the lesser excommunica- 
tion pronounced by the synod against George Wright with suit- 
able exhortations and admonitions to the people. 

Collected by Andrew Lythgow and Robert Scott, £4 Scots. 
April 5. Collected by Andrew Marr and Nicol Alilne, £2 : 13s. Scots. 
„ 12. Collected by John Sibbald and Wm. Dickson, £2 : 12s. Scots. 
„ 19. Robert Paterson of Drygrainge and Anne Eliot his lady, a.s.n. Thomas 



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April 19. James Mein and Margaret Bunzie in Newsteid, a.s.n. Andrew. 
,, ,, Thomas Mein and Margaret Jcrdain in Eildon, a.d.n. Janet. 
„ „ Wm. Mein and Isobel Lumsdain in Gattonside, a.d.n. Christian ; w. 
The lairds of Park and Hyndhope, and Mr. Elliot, schoolmaster. 

Collected by Andrew Druniiuond and John Mercer, ^3 : 7s. 
Scots. 
,, 26. This day the minister intimated a meeting of the heretors. May 7th 
ne.xt, about repairing the kirk. 

Collected by Andrew Lythgow and James Laidlay, ^3 : 7s. 
Scots. 
May 3. James Laing and Agnes Richie in Melrose, a.s.n. James ; w. William 
Hopkirk, Walter Gray there. 

Collected by John Wallace and William Milne, £}y : 8s. Scots. 
,, 10. Robert Hunter and Jean Broke in Melrose, a.d.n. Jannet ; \v. Doctor 
■ Marline, Wm. Hunter. 

Collected by Robert Scott, Wm. Hoy and John Sibbald, 
^6 : IS. Scots. 
„ 14. John Murray and Isobel Heiton in Broadwoodsheil, a.s.n. John ; w. 

John and Wm. Thine. 
„ 17. Collected by Andrew Drummond and John Mercer, £2 : 6s. Scots. 
,, 19. James Brown and Janet Waugh in Williamlaw, a.d.n. Mary ; w. 

James Laidlay, Wm. Atchison. 
„ 24. Walter Rae and Christian Richie in Newtown, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. 
Thomas Stenhouse, Nicol Milne. 

Collected by Andrew Mein and Andrew Lythgow, _£"3 : is. 
„ 27. Booked James Thomson in the parish of Stow, and Isobel Alley in 

this parish ; George Alley in Westerlanglee, cautioner. 
„ 31. Collected by Wm. Milne and Robert Moffatt, ^4 : 3s. Scots. 
June 3. James Watherstone and Margaret Bailie of Newhouses, a.s.n. 
Alexr. ; w. Robert and Peter Mofifatts. 
„ 5. Booked Thomas Rutherford in this and Janet Eckford in the parish of 
Stow ; Richard Park in AUanshaws, cautioner. 

Also Wm. Darling in this and Magdalene Allan in the parish 
of Westruther ; Thomas Darling, cautioner. 

Andrew Haitly in the parish of Earlstone and Alison Dawson 
in this ; Andrew Dawson, cautioner. 
„ 7. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Mabane, Wm. 
Hoy, John Mercer, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Marr and Andrew Drummond, ^^3 : 15s. 
Scots. 

This day the session unanimously agreed that the sacrament of the 

supper should be administered here, the third Sabbath of July ne.xt. 

The session also resolve that four silver cups be purchased for 

the use of the sacrament, and that they be got ready against the 

forsaid third Sabbath of July ne.xt. 

Allowed a certificate to Thomas Fairbairn from his infancy. 
12. Booked Nicol Milne in this parish and Janet Fiddes in the parish of 
Maxtown ; Thomas Milne, cautioner. 
„ 14. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Wm. Hoy, Robert 
Scott, &c., elders. 

Collected by Robert Scott and George Mabane, £2 : 9s. Scots. 
Upon the report of Wm. Noble, servant to Mr. Ellies of 
Huntliewood in Melrose, his being clandestinely married to 
Margaret Pringle in Melrose, the minister ordered him to be cited 
to this day's session. He was called and compeared and interro- 
gate if married to the said Margaret. Owned he was married to 
her in Huntliewood's house, his present master. He said he 
could not produce the lines because his wife, who is now at Edin- 
burgh, had them a keeping. He was admonished and rebuked, 
and summoned apud acta to this day fourteen days' session. 



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1730. 

The treasurer appointed to pursue for the poor's money of such 
as have married irregularly. 
June 21. Collected by John Mabane and Andrew Marr, ^"2 :4s. 

„ 28. John and Mary Aleins in Newsteid, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. Adam 
Ainslie, Andrew Mein there. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, \Vm. Hoy, 
John Mercer, &c., elders. 

Collected by John Wallace and Wm. Dickson, ^3 : 1 is. Scots. 
This day the minister intimated the celebration of the sacra- 
ment of the supper this day three weeks, and gave suitable 
admonitions and exhortations to the people. 

Wm. Noble and Mary Pringle being summoned were called, 
compeared and interrogate if married, answered they were, and 
produced their marriage lines, datted at Melrose the i6th day of 
April 1730, signed James Maccubine, minister. 

Because the session do suspect forgery of witnesses they 
intend to e.xamine into that affair, and they are dismissed till 
further orders. 
July 5. Collected by John Sibbald and John Wallace, £1 : i8s. Scots. 

„ II. James Fisher and Isobel Wight of Sorrowlessfield, a.s.n. John ; w. 

Alexr. and John P'ishers. 
„ 12. The minister intimated Thursday as the humiliation before the 

sacrament. 
„ „ Alexr. M'Fadden and Agnes Napier in Melrose, a.s.n. Alexr. ; w. 
Andrew M'Fadden, Thomas Gardner. 

After prayer sederunt, the ?vlinister, Drygrainge, Andrew Mar, 
Wm. Dickson, John Sibbald, Wm. and George Hoys, Andrew 
Lythgow, John Mercer, Nicol and Wm. Milne, Robert Scot, 
Andrew Mein, Andrew Drummond, Robert Moffatt and John 
Wallace. 

The elders present were severally removed by pairs, tryed, 
approven and encouraged to go on in the Lord's work. Then 
ordered the way of the collections and the keeping of the doors. 
George Mercer and Agnes Knox in Kaidsliedoors, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. 

Alexr. and James Fishers. 
Alexr. and Helen Young in Gattonside, a.d.n. Margaret. 
Michael Wallace and Isobel Blaikie in Melrose, a.d.n. 

John Bunzie and Wallace in Eildon, a.d.n. Jean ; 

William Hunter. 

Collection, Fast day, - - - - 

Collection, Saturday, - - - - 
Collection, Sabbath day. 

Collection, Munday, - . - - 

Sum of collections, - - - ^79 16 o 

Debursed to the poor of the parish, conunon 
poor and upon recommendations, precentor 
and beadle, &c. - - - - 44 14 o 



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Which sum is appointed to be given to the treasurer, wherewith 

he is to charge himself. 
22. This day the minister and Drygrainge took out of the box ^"30 

sterling to send to Edinburgh for cups, &c., for which particular 

receipts are to come out in order to be recorded. 

26. Wm. Haliday and Margaret Atcheson in Newsteid, a.s.n. 

„ Andrew and Catharine Mercer in Bridgend, a.s.n. ; w. John and 

Andrew Meins. 



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1730. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Wm. Hoy, 
John Mabane, .!\:c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Marr and John Mercer, £4 : 12s. 
Drygrainge reports that the discharges for the cups and 
flaggons and velvet are in his hand, which he is to give in to be 
recorded, with three shillings sterling, given to the poor by the 
goldsmith, as also £2 : 4s. Scotts for the old peuther. 

The session allows Agnes Sclatter ^12 Scots upon producing 
James Leithen, her brother-in-law, cautioner. 

Allowed the schoolmaster of Blainslies a crown for teaching 
poor scholars. 
Aug. 2. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Robert Scott, Wm. 
Dickson, &c., elders. 

Collected by Nicol and Wm. Milne, John Sibbald, ^4 : los. 
Scots. 

Charles Wilkison and Isabel Haliburton's case continued ; 
witnesses cited, Mr. Lythgow, Christian Millar. 

The session condescended to lend John Lawrie thirty shillings 
sterling, on his bond to the treasurer. 
,, g. David Umpherstone and Janet Nisbet in Gattonside, a.s.n. George ; w. 
Laird Marr, Wm. Hoy there. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Mabane, 
George Hoy, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Mein and John Mercer, £2 : i8s. Scots. 
(Case of discipline continued.) 
,, 16. John Noteman and Margaret Purves in Langhaugh, a.d.n. Anne ; w. 

Thomas Darling, George Martine. 
„ 23. Collected by Wm. and Nicol Milne, ^3 : 3s. Scots. 

Wm. Noble and Margaret Pringle appointed to be cited to the 
session this day eight days. 
„ 30. After prayer, the Alinister, Drygrainge, Wm. Hoy, John Mabane, <S:c., 
elders. 

Collected by Andrew Marr and Mein and John Mercer, 
^3 : 13s. Scots. 

Wm. Noble and Margaret Pringle, being called, compeared. 
They were dealt with to tell ingeniously if married, when and 
who were the witnesses, in regard their testimonials seem very 
suspicious. They alledged they were genuine, and moreover said 
Alexr. EUies knew of it. They are summoned to this day eight 
days' session. 
„ 31. Alexr. Gray and Margaret Thine in Blainslies, a.d.n. Agnes; w. 
Thomas Darling, John Thine. 

Sept. 6. Thomas Waddell and Brown in Drygrainge Milne, a.s.n. George. 

„ „ Andrew Turnbull and Mary Lamb in Bridgend, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. 
Mark Blaikie, Robert Turnbull. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Andrew Marr, 
Wm. Milne, John Wallace, &c., elders. 

Collected by John Mabane and James Laidlay, ^3 : 14s. Scots. 
Wm. Noble and Margaret Pringle being called, compeared 
and interrogate who these men were who signed witnesses to their 
marriage lines, answered they knew them not, nor did they ever 
speak with them. He was asked whether or not they were married 
at the time my Lord Justice-Clerk was in Melrose. He said he 
could not say but it was so, which is nottourly known to have been 
the gih day of May last, whereas their testimonials bear the date 
of the 1 6th of April preceding. She owned she went to Edinburgh 
to get their marriage lines altered, pretending there was some 
ommission in their first lines. They were ordered to attend as 
they should be called for. As they were going off he, the said 
Wm., in a rude, unmannerly way and in passion, said he would 



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rather go to Flanders than be harrassed with sessions at this rate, 
and that he knew no fault he was guilty of, and some very insolent 
things he uttered. He was called back and gravely rebuked and 
admonished by the minister, then dismissed. The session unani- 
mously agreed to refer this afifair for advice to the Reverend 
presbytry of Selkirk, to meet there Tuesday next, and appoints 
their clerk to extract the same in order to be sent thereunto. 

Sept. 13. James Leithen and Sclatter in Eildon, a.s.n. James. 

„ „ Robert Grierson and Marion Wilson in Darnick, a.s.n. William ; w. 
Wm. Wilson, John Mercer. 

Collected by Robert Scott and Andrew Drummond, £2, : los. 
Scots. 

The accounts of the silver cups, the flaggons and velvet being 
come to hand, the clerk is appointed to insert them verbatim into 
their minutes as follows : — 

Edinburgh, July 5th, 1730. Accompt the session of Melrose 
Dr. to James Anderson. 

To repair communion cups w. ; 70 ounces 
8 drop at five shillings and 10 pence, 
silver and duty is, - - - ^,20 1 1 3 sterling 

To making at 18 pence per ounce, - 5 5 9 

To engraving 18 pence per piece, - 060 

/26 3 o 



Edinburgh, July 22nd, 1730, received by the hands of John 
Brown in name of the session of Melrose full and compleat pay- 
ment of the account of twenty-six pounds, three shillings sterling, 
and discharges the same, and all proceedings the date hereof. As 
witnesses my hand sic subscribitur, James Anderson, July 17th, 
1730. Accompt the session of Melrose to John Brown for 3 yards 
of fine block velvet at 16 shillings and 6 per yard. 

Inde - £2 () b 

For a box of wood, - - - - -012 

£2 10 8 

Edinburgh, July 24th, 1730, received the accompts, two pounds 
ten shillings and eight pence sterling, and discharges the same by 
me, sic subsribilur, John Brown, July 15th, 1730. The session of 
Melrose Dr. to Mrs. Ingles. 

To 4 Chopin flagons at 5s. 6d. per piece, - -£120 

Discompt for old peuther, - - - -038 

^o 18 4 

Edinburgh, July 22nd, 1730, received by the hands of John 
Brown in name of the session of Melrose full and compleat pay- 
ment of the ballance of eighteen shillings and four pence sterling, 
and hereby discharges the same and all preceeding the date 
hereof as witness my hand sic subs. Isobel Hume. 
„ 20. Collected by John Sibbald and Andrew I\Iar, £2, Scots. 
„ 26. Booked George Scott in this and Isobel Tailor in the parish of Minto ; 

Wm. Lawrie, cautioner. 
„ 27. Collected by Wm. Dickson and Andrew Drummond, £2 : i8s. Scots. 
Oct. 4. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Wm. Hoy, John 
Sibbald, Andrew Marr, &c., elders. 

Collected by Nicol Milne and Andrew Marr, ^3 Scots. 
The minister informed the session that it was the mind of the 
presbytry that Mr. Ellies's servants should be cited to declare 
what they know of that marriage twixt Wm. Noble and Margaret 



I 70 Meh'ose Recoi d of BapHsuis, &c. 

'730. 

Pringle, accordingly appoints Alexr. Ellies and Elizabeth Fiddes 
to be cited to this day eight days session. 
Oct. 7. James Purves and Agnes Knox in Colmslie, a.s.n. John ; \v. Thomas 
Laidlay, Andrew Lythgow. 
,, II. George Martine and Anges Wilson in Gattonside, a.d.n. Margaret; 
\v. Laird Marr, Wm. Hoy there, 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Mabane, 
&c., elders. 

Collected by Robert Scott and Andrew Marr, £l : 17s. Scots. 
Elizabeth Fiddes compeared and declared that she was not 
witness to Win. Noble and Margaret Pringle's marriage, but that 
she saw the minister as she was coming by the cross but not in 
their house, and that it was the forenoon of that day the Lord 
Justice-Clerk was in Melrose in his way to the circuit at Jedburgh. 
Alexr. Ellies is appointed to be summoned pro 2^0. 

Adam Harvie being ordered to attend was called and com 
peared and dealt with to confess if guilty with Jean Gilroy, refused 
the charge. The clerk is appointed to give him a copy of the oath 
of purgation. 

Drygrainge is appointed to attend the synod att Kelso, Tuesday 
come eight days. 
„ 17. Booked Alexr. Brodie in this and Marion Wood in the parish of 

Westruther ; Alexr. Fisher, cautioner. 
„ 18. John Cochran and Helen Bartleman in Newtown, a.s.n. John ; w. 
Nicol and John Milns. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister and Drygrainge, John 
Wallace, John Mercer, &c., elders. 

Collected by John Sibbald and Andrew Lythgow, £^ : 4s. Scots. 
Alexr. Ellies being called, compeared and interrogate if present 
when Wm. Noble and Margaret Pringle were married answered 
he was when they were presented, but then retired for some time 
and returned when they were married. He declared that the 
minister employed him to write the marriage lines, directed him 

what to write, and to put down as witnesses, Ferguson and 

Campbell, though no such was there. He owned he did so, and 
that this was done the 9th of May last. He was rebuked and 
dismissed. 

(Case of discipline against Elizabeth Moodie and Mr. Walter 
Scott in Humbleknows.) 

Isobel Leithen and Thomas Darling in Westhouses are 
appointed to be summoned for a scandalous behaviour. 
,, 23. Booked John Mercer and Elizabeth Cook, both in this parish ; Wm. 

Cook, cautioner. 
,, 25. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, George Hoy, Nicol 
Milne, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Drummond and Wm. Hoy, £2 : 5s. 
Scots. 

Wm. Noble appeared and gave in the testimony of , 

mason in Jedburgh, emitted before James Robson and Thomas 
Lockie in Jedburgh, shewing that he saw the said Noble married 
the 9th of May last by past. 

Isobel Leithen and Thomas Darling being called, lie only 
appeared. She is appointed to be summoned pro 2'^o to the 
session next Sabbath. The said Thomas is appointed to attend. 
Janet Moodie and Janet Shiel are appointed to be summoned to 
the said diet. The sederunt closed with prayer. 
,, 27. Thomas Stenhouse and Helen .Sibbald in Newtown, a.s.n. George ; 

w. Nicol and Nicol Milns. 
„ 29. Booked John Crawmond in the parish of Smailliolm and Janet 
Turnbull in this ; Andrew Turnbull, cautioner. 



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Oct. 31. Booked James Scott and Janet Sandilands, both in this parish ; John 

Fisher, cautioner. 
Nov. I. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Sibbald, 
\Vm. Hoy, &c., elders. 

Collected by Wm. Milne, Wm. Dickson, and John Mercer, 
^3 : 6s. Scots. 

Case of discipline against Isobel Leithen and Thomas Darling 
continued ; witnesses cited, Jannet Moodie, Janet Shiel. 

Drygrainge, John Mabane, Robert Scott, with the minister 
and clerk, are appointed to meet as a committee to-morrow, and 
examine George Hoy, their treasurer, his accompts. 

Allowed testimonials to Jannet Rennaldson from her infancy 
till Whitsunday 1728. 
„ 2. This day the Minister, Drygrainge, John Mabane and Robert Scott, 
with the clerk, revised the treasurer's accompts, and having com- 
pared charge with discharge, mortcloath, marriage and sacrament 
money, and the remains of Wm. Hoy's bond being ten pounds 
Scotts, do find in his hand, ^235 : 5 : 6 Scots. They also allow 
the said George Hoy, their treasurer, one penny per pound of 
collections and debursements, whereof he is to discharge himself 
at his several countings. 
„ 4. John Fisher and Margaret Rutherford of Housebyres, a. d.n. Christian ; 

w. D. Elliot, Mr. Trotter. 
,, 6. Booked John Goven in this and Jannet Jamieson in the parish of 

Selkirk ; George AUie, cautioner. 
,, 7. Booked James Gray and Margaret Moffat, both in this parish ; 
Robert Penman, cautioner. As also Robert Huntlie and 
Margaret Young, both in this parish ; James Young, cautioner. 
„ 8. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Wm. Hoy, Robert 
Scott, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew ?*Iarr and John Mabane, £2 : us. Scots. 
Case of discipline against Isobel Leithen and Thomas Darling 
continued. 
„ II. Booked George Blaikie in the parish of Stow and Mary Gray in this 

parish ; George Rutherford, cautioner. 
„ 13. Booked Robert Trotter and Margaret Mabane, both in this parish ; 
Wm. Mabane, cautioner. 

,, 15. John Davidson and Mein in Newsteid, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. 

Andrew Mein, Wm. Milne. 

After suitable admonitions and cautions, the oath of purgation 
was tendered to Adam Harvie. 

Isobel Leithen compeared and was rebuked. 
„ 17. Wm. Martine and Isobel Drummond in Gattonside, a.d.n. Jannet ; 
w. Wm. and David Martines there. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Mabane, 
Wm. Hoy, &c., elders. 

Collected by John Sibbald and John Mercer, ^3 : 7s. Scots. 
Case of discipline against Alexr. Strachan, lately come from 
Jedburgh. The session resolve to enquire into the said affair, and 
for that end appoint the said Alexr. Strachan to be summoned, as 
also Alexr. and Andrew Cooks, and Michael Wallace to the 
session this day eight days. 
„ 21. Booked Thomas Vair and Jean Mein, both in this parish ; James 

Vair, cautioner. 
„ 22. Robert Bunzie and Rachel Forsan in Newsteid, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 
Wm. and John Bunzies there. 

Isobel Leithen compeared for the second time. 
After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Sibbald, 
Wm. Hoy, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Drummond, Nicol Mylne, £2 : 16s. Scots. 



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Granted testimonials to Robert Forsan and his wife. As also 
to John Ciill and Iiis family. 

Aiexr. Strachen compeared and charged as per last sederunt. 
He is appointed to be summoned to the session this day eight 
days, and Christian AI'Millan is appointed to be summoned 
to the said diet. 
Nov 28. Booked Wm. Bunzie and Jannet Little, both in this parish ; Thomas 
Little, cautioner, likeways Andrew Forsan and Janet Mabane, 
both in this parish ; Wm. Lawrie, cautioner ; Thomas Vair and 
iMargaret Wilson, both in this parish ; Wm. Lawrie, cautioner. 
29. Isobel Leithan compeared, rebuked and dismissed. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Laird Mar, 
John Mercer, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Mein and Wm. Dickson, ;^3 Scots. 
(Alexr. Strachan and Christian M'Millan's case continued.) 
Dec. 6. Wm. Stodart and Isobel Young in Darnick, a.d.n. Anne ; w. John 
Mercer and William Dickson there. 

Thomas Darling appeared for the first time and was rebuked. 
After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Wm. Milne 
and Nicol Milne, &c., elders. 

Collected by John Mabane and James Laidlay, ^3 : 3s. Scots. 
The minister gave in a discharge for ^4 Scotts as an year of 
the lowland burse, viz., from Martinmas 1729 to Martinmas 1730, 
subscribed by John Cranstone. 

In the affair of Alexr. Strachan, the session appointed Alison 
Young, Wm. Brown, Robert Penman and his servant woman, and 
Jannet Glendinning to be cited as witnesses, ... as also the 
said Strachan to be present. 
„ 13. James Martine and Margaret EUies in Gattonside, a.s.n. James. 

Adam Moffat and Isobel Howieson in Gattonside, a.d.n. Jannet ; w. 
Wm. Martine, James Smail. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Nicol Milne, 
John Wallace, George Hoy, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Mein and Wm. Hoy, £2 : i6s. Scots. 
^Case of discipline against Alexr. Strachan continued.) 
James Watson and Isobel Cochran in Blainslies, a.s.n. James ; w. 

John Wallace, Thomas Darling-, there. 
James Hunter and Marion Pringle in Whitlaw, a.s n. James ; w. 

George Scott, Wm. Pearson, there. 
Collected by Andrew Marr and Nicol Milne, ^3 : 14s. Scots. 
John Fisher and Isobel Scott in Easterlanglie, a.s.n. Alexr. ; Andrew 

Bryden, John Chisholm. 
Robert Ormistown and Helen Hopkirk in Melrose, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 

John Mabane, Wm. Hopkirk. 
Wm. Hart and Margaret Mein in Newsteid, a.s.n. John ; w. James 
Mein, James Hart. 

Collected by Robert Scott and Andrew Drummond, ^3 : 2s. 
Allowed testimonials for Christian M'?*Iillan. 

Booked Wm. Brown and Catharine Little, both in this parish ; 

Thomas Darling, cautioner. 
James and Margaret I\rein in Newsteid, a.d.n. Mary ; w. James 

Brown. 
Andrew Bartleman and Janet Cochran in Newtown, a.s.n. Henry. 
Wm. Sandilands and Catharine Marr in Gattonside, a.s.n. Andrew ; 

w. Laird Marr, Thomas Slenhouse. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, W^m. Hoy, 

John Mercer, &c., elders. 

Collected by James Laidlay and John Mabane, £2 : i6s. 

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'730. 

Case of discipline against Gavin Tweedie, servant to Robert 
Johnstone, shoemaker in Melrose, and Anne Ormistone. 

The session resolve to examine witnesses in this afifair and for 
that end order their beadle to summoned John Fairbairn, miller, 
and his wife Bessie Flint, Bessie Hog, their wonian, John Lyal, 
John Dawson and James Wilson to the session this day eight days. 

A petition was presented from Isobel Haliburton desiring that 
Charles Wilkison may take with the child she brought furth the 
sixth day of April last, and not retard the baptism of the child. 
The consideration of this is delayed. The sederunt closed with 
prayer. 
Jan. 17. John Fiddes and Jannet Pringle in Gattonside, a.s.n. Walter. 

„ „ John Cochran and Isobel Mein in Eildon, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. Henry 
Cochran, Andrew Bartleman in Newtown. 

The minister intimated a collection for the French and German 
protestant congregation in Copenhagen against this day eight 
days. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Laird Marr, 
John Mabane, George Hoy, &c., elders. 

Collected by Robert Scott, John Mercer, ^3 : i6s. Scots. 

Received testimonials from George Anderson till Whitsunday 

'730- 
„ 24. Robert Mercer and Anaple Ovens in Newsteid, a.s.n. WMlliam. 
„ ,, John Hoy and Alison Cuningham in Melrose, a.s.n. Henry ; w. 
Henry Cuningham, George Hoy. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Mercer, 
John Mabane, &c., elders. 

Collected by Robert Scott and Andrew Drummond, ^18 : los. 
Scots. 

Received testimonials from Wm. Douglass till Martinmas 

'730- 

Anne Ormistown not compearing, the beadle is appointed to 

charge her to compear next Sabbath, as also the miller and 

his wife. 

The petition given in by Isobel Haliburton was this day 
considered, and the minister is appointed to converse with Mr. 
Wilkisone. 
„ 31. This day Anne Ormistown compeared for the first time and was 
rebuked. 

John Fairbairn and Bessie Flint compeared, but as the 
minister was rebuking him he charged the session with partiality, 
and spoke very impertinently, and so was not dismissed. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Mabane, 
George Hoy, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Mein, £2 : 9s. Scots. 

On account of John Fairbairn's unmannerly behaviour the time 
the minister was rebuking him he is appointed to be summoned to 
the session against this day eight days. 

The clerk is appointed to extract some of the material oaths 
emitted against Alexr. Strachen. 

It is appointed to Drygrainge to speak to Mr. Wilkison. 
Feb. 7. Anne Ormistown compeared for the second time. 

„ „ After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Robert Scott, Andrew 
Mein, &c., elders. 

Collected by Nicol Milne, Wm. Dickson and John Sibbald, 
£2 '■ '8s. Scots. 

John Fairbairn being called, compeared. He was asked the 
reason of his rude and unmannerly behaviour last Sabbath. Did 
this day rather make his fault worse, and alledged the session was 
partial in their dealings in conniving at faults. He was charged 



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to condescend upon them, and the session allows him this day 
eight days to make good his assertion. He is summoned apud 
acta to that diet. 

Charles Wilkison is also appointed to be summoned thereto. 
William Noble and Margaret Pringle are appointed to be cited. 
It is reported Gavin Tweedie is gone from this bounds. 
Feb. 14. Anne Ormistown appeared, was rebuked and dismissed. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Nicol Milne, 
John Mabane, &c., elders. 

Collected by Wm. Milne and .Andrew Drummond, ^3 : is. 
Scots. 

John Fairbairn was called and compeared and interrogate if 
he was ripe and ready to make good his charge he had alledged on 
the session. Answered he could do nothing in it, but that he was 
sorry for the offence given. He was removed, and it being put to 
the vote, rebuke in public or private, it carried public. So he was 
called in and appointed to appear Sabbath first for that effect. 

Charles Wilkison was called and compeared, and Isobel 
Haliburton's petition was read to him. He recjuired an extract 
of the said petition, which the session condescended to. He 
is summoned to this session this day eight days. 
She is ordered to attend. 

(Wm. Noble and Margaret Pringle's case continued.) 
„ 21. John Fairbairn compeared, was rebuked and dismissed. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, William 
Milne, Laird Marr, &c., elders. 

Collected by Robert Scott and John Mercer, £2 : 17s. Scots. 
Charles Wilkison was called, compeared and interrogate if he 
had got the extract of Isobel Haliburton's petition. He answered 
he had. She was called in, and owned that it was the petition 
given in by her. He desired this day eight days that he might 
further consider the same, which the session allowed. 
„ 22. George Forsyth and Jannet Blaikie in Whitlaw, a.s.n. Robert. 
„ „ Robert Mercer and Jannet Little in Bentmilne, a.d.n. Catharine. 
,, „ Andrew Lythgow and Eupham Smith in Threepwood, a.d.n. Janet ; 

w. Robert and Wm. Moffatts. 
„ 28. Wm. and Helen Fishers of Langlee, a.s.n. Robert. 
„ „ Wm. Sibbald "and Helen Boston in Eildon, a.s.n. Robert ; w. James 
Lythgow, Doctor Martine. 

-After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Mabane, 
George Hoy, Nicol Milne, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Marr and Andrew Drummond, ^3 
Scots. 

Charles Wilkison was called and compeared, and asked what 
he had to answer to Isobel Haliburton's petition, said he would 
prove by witnesses the said Isobel's scandalous behaviour with 
others. The session appoint him to meet with their clerk, and has 
the charge ready to give in against this day eight days' session, to 
which he is summoned. 
Mar. 7. .After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John .Mercer, John 
Wallace, Nicol Milne, .Andrew Mein, &c., elders. 

Collected by John Mercer and Wm. Hoy, ^3 : 8s. Scots. 
Alexr. Strachan compeared in the place of publick repentance, 
and was rebuked, conform to directions from the presbytry of 
Selkirk, as having confessed to what was proven against him. 

The minister gave in a discharge for three years of the 
Lithuanian burse. 

Received testimonials for .Alison Hume. 

Case of discipline against Charles Wilkison and Isobel 
Haliburton continued ; witnesses cited, Mungo I'aik, Isobel 



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Harvie, Margaret and Helen Parks. As also John Thomson 
and Adam Harvie to the session this day eight days. 
Mar. 14. Alexr. Strachan compeared for the second time. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Wm. Milne, 
John Sibbald, Andrew Mein, .^c, elders. 

Collected by Nicol Milne and Laird Marr, ^2 : 17s. Scots. 

Charles Wilkison compeared. The charge he gave in last day 
was this day read to him. He was required to subscribe it which 
he refused to do, but said he owned it as his, and having consigned 
half-a-crown he was removed, and the persons impeached, viz., 
John Thomson and Adam Harvie, were called in, and the charge 
read to them, and they seriously exhorted to confess if guilty and 
prevent the taking of oaths. 

They refused guilt, whereupon Mungo Park, Isobel Harvie, 
Margaret and Helen Parks were called in. Charles Wilkison and 
Isobel Haliburtone were also called in, the parties concerned 
declared they had no objection against the witnesses. 

After the minister had held out to them the nature of an oath, 
the said Mungo Park, Isobel Harvie, Margaret and Helen Parks 
were solemnly sworn, and severally examined in the terms of the 
charge, and all of them deponed they knew nothing of the affair. 
The witnesses were dismissed, and parties removed. The session 
finding nothing proven against John Thomson and Adam Harvie 
were of opinion that they should be instantly called in and assoilzied. 
Charles Wilkison was also called in and sharply rebuked for his 
groundless charge of calumney against John Thomson and Adam 
Harvie, and the session was to consider what further censure he 
was to undergo for the same, then he was dismissed, and the 
sederunt closed with prayer. 
I. Alexr. Strachan compeared for the third time and was rebuked. 

, John Fairbairn and Bessie Flint in Melrose, a.s.n. ; w. George 

Martine, John Tail, there. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Wm. Milne, 
John Sibbald, Andrew Marr, (S:c., elders. 

Collected by Wm. Hoy and Andrew Lythgow, ^3 : 10s. 

Alexr. Strachan being cited, compeared and testified his sorrow 
for his sin. He was exhorted, admonished and dismissed. The 
minister is to report the same to the presbytry. 

The session appoint Charles Wilkison to be cited to the session 
this day eight days. 
,, 24. John Pringle and Margaret Scott in Blainslies, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 

John Fisher, Wm. Thine. 
,, 28. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Wallace, John 
Mabane and Wm. Hoy, &c., elders. 

Collected by James Laidlay, John Mercer and Andrew 
Drummond, /.4 : 7s. Scots. 

This day Charles Wilkison was called and compeared and 
required to satisfy for the guilt confesst by him in common form, 
which he refused to do. He was then dismissed, and the session 
considering the affair and the many delays he had occasioned and 
the aggravation of his crime by slandering the innocent, they 
thought fit to referr this whole business to the rev. presbytry of 
Selkirk. Whereupon they did and hereby do referr this affair to 
the said presbytry to meet att Selkirk the first Tuesday of next 
month, and the clerk is appointed to extract the whole process for 
that effect. 
April 2. Booked Thomas Darling and Isobel Martine, both in this parish ; 
Thomas Martine, portioner of Gattonside, cautioner. 
„ 4. John Laidlay and Margaret Mein in Newtown, a.d.n. Christian ; w. 
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Collected by John Mabane and Andrew Drummond, £1: i8s. 
Scots. 
April 5. John Stirling and Isobel Wilson in Blainslies, a.d.n. Marion ; \v. John 
Thine, James Wallace there. 
„ II. This day the minister relaxed Ale.xr. Strachan from the lesser excom- 
munication by the appointment of the presbytry. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Wm. Hoy, 
Laird Marr, John Mabane, &c., elders. 

Collected by Robert Scott and John Mercer, ^4 : 12s. Scots. 
(Case against Charles Wilkison and Isobel Haliliurtone 
continued.) 

William Noble and Margaret Pringle appointed to compear in 
the publick place of repentance. 
„ 18. William Noble and Margaret Pringle compeared for the first time, 
and were rebuked. 

Collected by Wm. Milne, James Laidlay and Andrew Mein, 
^4 : 17s. Scots. 
,, 25. Andrew Drummond and Helen Mathison in Bridgend, a.s.n. Andrew. 
„ ,, Robert Fairbairn and Margaret Davidson in Danieltown, a.d.n. 

Marion. 
„ „ .Andrew Haitly and Alison Dawson in Danieltown, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. 
Robert Scott, George Lawrie there. 

William Noble and Margaret Pringle compeared the second 
time. 

Collected by Andrew Marr, Wm. Hoy and John Sibbald, 
/"3 : 3s. Scots. 
„ 30. Booked James Dalgleish in the parish of Lauder and Marion Brown 
in this ; John Brown in Blainslies, cautioner. 
May I. Booked James Darling and Janet Shiel, both in this parish ; Alexr, 
Fisher in Clackmae, cautioner. 
2. William Noble and Margaret Pringle compeared and were rebuked. 

5. and Isobel Haliburtone, a.s.n. Charles ; w. John Mftin, John 

Bunzie. 
9. The minister intimated a meeting of the heritors to meet the 26th 
instant about the reparation of the kirk. 
Margaret Pringle compeared for the fourth time. 
„ „ Robert Williamson and Agnes Scott in Westhouses, a.s.n., William ; 
w. Wm. and Thomas Williamsons. 

Collected by Nicol and Wm. Milnes and Andrew Drummond, 
£1 : 3s. Scots. 
William Darling and Magdalene Allan in Blainslies, a.d.n. Margaret ; 

w. Thomas Darling, John Thine. 
Booked Michael Andison in the parish of Yarrow and Margaret 

Hownam in this ; Robert Marr in Darnick, cautioner. 
Booked John Smith and Margaret Wight, both in this parish ; John 

Smith, elder in Darnick, cautioner. 
Margaret Pringle compeared for the fifth time and was rebuked. 

Collected by John Mabane and John Mercer, ^3 : 17s. Scots. 
Booked in order for marriage William Mercer in the parish of 
Galashiels and Margaret AUie in this ; George AUie in Wester- 
langlee, cautioner. 
Wm. Noble and Margaret Pringle in Melrose, a.s.n. John. 
Thomas Williamson and Mary Mein in Newsteid, a.d n. Catharine. 
Thomas Crosbie and Margaret Brown in Drygrainge, a.d.n. 
Margaret ; w. William Williamson, George Hoy. 

.After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Mercer, 
John Mabane, Wm. Dickson, &c., elders. 

Collected by Wm. Hoy, Andrew Marr, ^,3 : 12s. Scots. 
Received testimonials from Grissel Nicolson, as also from John 
Spears and his wife. 



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Allowed testimonials to William Laidlay and to Alexr. 
Strachan, contained that he satisfied for a scandal he was guilty 
of here. It is recommended to Drygrainge and John Mabane to 
speak with Charles Wilkison and report. 
May 30. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Mabane, John 
Mercer, Wm. Dickson, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Lythgow, Nicol Milne, John Sibbald 
^3 : 8s. Scots. 

Drygrainge reports that Charles Wilkison seemed to wave him 
when he spoke to him of his affair, and John Mabane reports that 
the said Charles said he would wait on the minister Munday next. 
June 4. Booked Andrew Sibbald in the parish of Earlestown and Elizabeth 
Pringle in this ; Wm. Bain in Melrose, cautioner. 
„ 6. Thomas Bunzie and Helen Bryden in Eildon, a.d.n. Francis. 
„ „ James Boustone and Marion Blaikie in Gattonside, a.d.n. Marion ; 
w. Thomas and John Boustone's there. 

Collected by Andrew Marr and Andrew Mein, ^4 Scots. 

„ 13. Thomas Darling, portioner of Langhaugh and Thomson, a.d.n. 

; w. Mr. Andrew Darling, James Heiton, there 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Wm. Milne, 
Andrew Mein, Nicol Milne, George Hoy, &c., elders. 

Collected by Robert Scott and Andrew Marr, ^4 : 6s. Scots. 
The session have resolved that the sacrament of the supper 
shall be celebrated in this place the 3rd Sabbath next moneth. 

Allowed testimonials to Jannet Hog from her infancy except 
two half years in the parish of Stow. The sederunt closed with 
prayer. 
Booked James Edgar and Elizabeth Pringle, both in this parish ; John 

Pringle, portioner of Blainslie, cautioner. 
Collected by Andrew Drummond and Wm. Milne, £\ : i8s. Scots. 
Robert Hog and Isobel Drummond in Colmslie, a.d.n. Isobel. 
Wm. Brown and Jean Dickson in Overlangshaw, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. 
George Brown, George Martine. 

Collected by Robert Scott and James Laidlay, £2 : 5s. Scots, 
fuly I. James Brotherstone and Euphan Dixon in Mosshouses, a.d.n. 
Agnes ; w. Walter Thomson, Wm. Brown. 
„ 4. This day the minister intimated the celebration of the supper in this 
place, this day fourteen days. 

Collected by John Wallace and John Mabane, £3 : 9s. Scots. 
„ II. The minister intimated Thursday next as the humiliation day before 

the sacrament. 
„ ,, John Turnbull and Bessie Familtown in Gattonside, a.d.n. Christian ; 
w. Wm. Hoy, Laird Marr. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Robert Scott, 
William Dickson, Milne, &c., elders. 

Collected by James Laidlay and Andrew Lythgow, £$ Scots. 
Tuesday next is appointed for privy censures. 
„ 13. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Mabane, 
Robert Scott, James Laidlay, John Sibbald, Andrew Lythgow, 
Andrew Drummond, Nicol Milne, Andrew Mein, Andrew Marr, 
Wm. Hoy, Wm. Dixon, John Mercer, John Wallace, and Wm. 
Thine, elders. 

The elders present were this day removed by pairs, tryed and 
approven, and exhorted to go on in the Lord's work. Then 
ordered the collections and the keeping of the doors. 

Collected, Fast day, - - - - /i3 '^ o 

Collected Saturday, - - - -1800 

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Ballance is appointed to be given in to the treasurer wherewith 
he is to charge himself. 
July 15. Robert Trotter and Margaret Mabane in Melrose, a. s.n. Robert : w. 
John and William Mabans there. 
,, 23. Booked William Brown and Christian M'Millian, both in this parish ; 

Michael W^allace in Alelrose, cautioner. 
,, 25. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Urygrainge, Wm. Hoy, \\'m. 
Milne, George Hoy, John Mabane, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Drumniond and John Mercer, £1 : i8s. 
Scots. 

The session appoint Drygrainge, John Mabane and Robert 
Scott to meet with the minister and clerk to examine their 
treasurer's accompts against Wednesday the nth next moneth. 

(Case of discipline against James Darling and Jannet Shiel in 
Kaidslie, his wife.) 

The session being informed of Alexr. Strachen, his rude and 
scandalous behaviour in forcing into Margaret Heron's house, 
they are appointed to be cited to the forsaid diet. 
Aug. I. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, W'm. Hoy, John 
Mabane, Robert Scott, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Marr and Wm. Milne, £2 : 8s. Scots. 

(Jannet Shiel and James Darling's case continued.) 

The affair of Alexr. Strachen delayed, because the woman was 
not at home and so not cited. They are appointed to be cited to 
the next day's session. 

The minister and some of the elders signed testimonials to 
get Margaret Steel, who is feared has a cancer in her breast, into 
the Infirmary. 

,, 8. Henry Forrest and Robson in Westhouses, a.d.n. Anaple ; w. 

John Forrest, Robert Williamson, there. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Andrew 
Lythgow, Andrew Mein, Wm. Hoy, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Drummond and John Mercer, ^3 Scots. 

Case against Alexr. Strachen and Margaret Heron continued ; 
witnesses cit'^id, Wm. Hog's wife and Wm. Brown. 
„ I). This day the Minister, Drygrainge, Robert Scott, with their clerk, 
mett and examined their treasurer's accompts and having compared 
charge with discharge, they find remaining in his hand 
;i^343 : 5 : 6 Scots, wherewith he is to charge himself att next 
accompting. 
„ 15. Collected by John Sibbald, John Mercer, Nicol Milne, i^3 : 13s. 
Scots. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drjgraingc, John Wallace, 
Wm. Hoy, &c., elders. 

Case against Margaret Heron and Alexr. Strachen continued. 

In regard a child was exposed at the east end of this town 
Friday morning last and the mother cannot be heard tell of, the 
session appoint a committee of their number to meet to-morrow at 
eight of the clock morning and examine these persons who was at 
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Aug. 16. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Nicol, Andrew Marr, Robert 
Scott, George Hoy, &c., elders. 

Thomas Trotter being cited was called and compeared and 
interrogate what he knew about the child found at the east end of 
the town Friday morning, declared that about four of the clock of 
the said mornmg a man came and told him as he was opening the 
door that there was a child lying at the east end of the town, and 
that he saw the same man go east immediately before who 
returned and told him of the same ; that he Wm. Mabane and 
Wm. Hopkirk went out to see about it, but by that time Isobel 
Williamson had the child in her arm, and this is all he knows of 
the affair. 

Isobel Williamson cited, compeared and declared that she 
knew nothing who were the parents to the forsaid child or who 
laid it down, that she was the first came to the child, that she and 
others thought could not be above fourteen days' old, that the 
child had a day and night busken with it, some hippings, but no 
writ, that the men in Oxnam water were present at her taking up 
the child, who also alarmed the rest of the neighbourhood. This 
is all she knows of the affair. 
„ 22. George Atchison and Elizabeth Hopkirk in Meh-ose, a.s.n. George. 
„ „ Robert Gibson and Isobel Dinning in Gattonside, a.d.n. Isobel. 
„ „ Wrn. Fleck and Helen Black in Williamlaw, a.d.n. Lilias ; w. John 
Young, Robert Philp. 

James Darling and Jannet Shiel compeared, were rebuked and 
dismissed, and gave in the penalty of ^4 Scots. 

Collected by Andrew Marr and Andrew Mein, ^3 Scots. 
,, 29. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Wm. Hoy, John 
Wallace, Andrew Lythgow, &c., elders. 

Collected by Robert Scott and John Mabane, ^3 : is. Scots. 
Isobel Haliburtone this day required an extract of her process 
with Charles Wilkison, which the session thought reasonable and 
ordered accordingly. 

Allowed testimonials to Nicol Bowar and Wm. Robson from 
their infanc)'. 
Sept. 5. After prayer sederunt the Minister, Drygrainge, John Mercer, 
Nicol and Wm. Miln's, &c., elders. 

Collected by John Sibbald and John Wallace, £2 : lis. Scots. 
The mother of the exposed child being after much search and 
great expences found, being apprehended in Jediiurgh, confesses 
her name Elspeth • Philp, a Lothian woman, that the child was 

begot at Lustruther in Southdean parish by one Gibb, a Kelso 

man, and brought furth in Belford in Moorbattle parish in the 

house of one Gray, an elder of the church. The session 

thought fit to send her to Moorbattle parish under a guard that 
they may enquire more punctually into the scandal. 
„ 12. Robert Halliwall and Margaret Nisbet in Gattonside, a.s.n. Thomas. 
„ ,, James Pringle and Margaret Brown in Newsteid, a.d.n. Jannet. 
„ „ James Waugh and Mary Duncan in Melrose, a.d.n. Helen ; w. James 
Waugh, junior, Alexr. Bell. 

Collected by Andrew Marr, John Mercer, and Wm. Milne, 
£2. : 19s. Scots. 

Allowed testimonials to George Rutherford and his wife. 
,, 16. Booked Wm. Frier and Isobel Bain, both in this parish ; Thomas 

Marline, portioner of Gattonside, cautioner. 
„ 18. Booked John Young in this and Margaret Gill in the parish of 
Earlestown ; James Young weaver in Gattonside, cautioner. 

,, 19. John Marr and Lythgow in Gattonside, a.s.n. John. 

„ „ Adam Thorburn and Susanna Rutherford in Melrose, a.s.n. 
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Sept. ig. George Scott and Isobel Tailor in Danieltown, a.d.n. Helen; w. 
Robert Scott, Win. Laurie in Danieltown. 

Collected by Andrew Drummond and Robert Scott, ^3 : 3s. Scots. 
„ 23. Booked Ale.xr. l^ringle in the parish of Lauder and Isobel Stobo in 

this ; Andrew Shillinglaw in Blainslies, cautioner. 
„ 26. James Laing and Agnes Richie in Melrose, two daughters named 
Margaret and Christian ; w. Wm. Hopkirk, Walter Gray. 
Collected by John Mabane and Andrew Mein, ^3 Scots. 
Oct. 3. Thomas V'air and Margaret Wilson in Danieltown, a.d.n. Margaret ; 
vv. George and Robert Lauries there. 
„ „ Andrew and Catharine Mercers in Bridgend, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 
t(^ supra. 

Collected by John Sibbald, Nicol Milne and John Mercer, 
■C3 Scots. 
„ 10. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Nicol Mylne, John 
Mabane, Laird Marr, &c., elders. 

Collected by Wm. Milne and John Wallace, ^3 : 3s. Scots. 
The minister represented that Jannet Nisbet had waited on the 
presbytry Tuesday last and was dealt with in order to brin^ her 
to a sense of her sin of adultery confest by her. She was remitted 
to the session that they may order her censure. She was accord- 
ingly cited to this day's session, who considering the affair appoint 
her to appear in sackcloath this day fourteen days. .She was called 
in and this intimate to her. The sederunt closed with prayer. 
,, 17. Collected by Andrew Drummond and Andrew Mein, £2 : 2s. Scots. 
„ 20. Mett att Langhaugh this day. After pra)er the Minister, Drygrainge 
and Robert Scott, elders, as a committee of the session upon a 
report. . . . 

(Case of discipline against Jannet Darling and John Leech, 
servant to James Lees in Overshiels in the parish of Stow.) 
„ 21. Alexr. Bell and Margaret Dodds in Drygrainge, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 

Andrew and John Meins in Newsteid. 
„ 23. Booked Andrew Mein and Jannet Renaldson both in this parish, 
John Milne portioner in Newtown, cautioner. 

//cm. liooked James Purves and Margaret Scott, both in this 
parish ; Mark Purves in Old Melrose, cautioner. 
„ 24. Jannet Nisbet appeared in sackcloath for the first time and was 
admonished. 
Robert Johnstone and Jean Gillas in Melrose, a.s.n. Andrew. 
Wm. Bunzie and Jannet Little in Newsteid, a.d.n. Mary : w. John 
Tait, George Martine. 

Collected by Wm. Hoy, John Mercer and Wm. Milne, 
£^ : 18s. Scots. 
„ 29. Booked Robert Shiel in the parish of Earlestown, and Elizabeth 
Shiel in this ; John Tait in Melrose, cautioner. 

Booked Adam Harvie and Isobel Leithen, both in this parish ; 
Wm. Sandilands in Gattonside, cautioner. 
„ 31. Jannet Nisbet appeared for the second time. 

Collected by Robert Scott and Andrev.- Marr. £2 : I3s. Scots. 
Nov. 6. Booked Thomas Hoy and Jannet Smith, both in this parish : James 
Thaup in Melrose, cautioner. 

Booked Robert Scott and Alison Laidlay, both in this parish ; 
James Scott, portioner of Blainslie, cautioner. 
7. Jannet Nisbet compeared for the third time and was admonished. 

Collected by Wm. Hoy and Andrew Drummond, £2 : 17s. Scots. 

II. Booked in order for marriage James MiddJemist in the parish of 

Galashiels, and Helen Beatie in this ; (Jeorge Beatie in Bridgend, 

cautioner. 

13. Booked Nicol Mercer and Agnes Steel, l)oth in tins parish ; John 

Bowie in Melrose, cautioner. 






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Nov. 14. Jannet Nisbet compeared for the fourth time and was admonished. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Wm. Hoy 
and Nicol Milne, &c., elders. 

Collected by Robert Scott and Andrew Mein, £t, Scots. 
The session order their beadle to cite Janet Darling before the 
session of Stow against the first Sabbath of December next. 

The session agreed to lend John Laurie 30s. sterling, for which 
he is to renew the bond he gave formerly for the like sum and 
grant one for ^3 sterling. 

It was thought fitt that Jannet Nisbet should appear before the 
presbytry next presbytry day to receive further orders. 
„ 20. Booked Thomas Bunzie and Agnes Mein, both in this parish ; Wm. 
Mein in Eildon, cautioner. 

Booked Wm. Cook and Margaret Lawrie, both in this parish ; 
Alexr, Cook, portioner of Melrose, cautioner. 
„ 2\. Jannet Nisbet compeared the fifth time. 

The minister intimated a synodical fast to be observed 
Wednesday next. 

„ „ George Stewart and Jannet Halivvall in Gattonside, a.s.n. ; w. 

Laird Marr, Wm. Hoy. 

Collected by John Mabane and John Mercer, ^3 : 9s. Scots. 
„ 24. Collected by John Sibbald, Wm. Dickson and Andrew Mein, £6 : 7s. 

Scots. 
„ 26. Booked James Wight in the parish of Bouden and Elizabeth Ainslie 
in this ; James Ainslie in Langshaw milne, cautioner. 

Booked Andrew (irierson in the parish of Ancrum and Jannet 
Couper in this ; Walter Rae in Newtown, cautioner. 
„ 28. Jannet Nisbet compeared the sixth time. 

Collected by Wm. Hoy, John Mercer and Robert Scott, £2 : 9s. 
Scots. 
Dec. 2. Wm. Bailie and Isobel Park in Hackburn, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. James 
Laidlay, Wm. Atchison in Buckholm. 
„ 4. Booked (ieorge Penman in this parish and Jannet Wood in the parish 

of Mackerstone ; Andrew Dawson, cautioner. 
„ 5. Nicol Milne and Isobel TurnbuU in Newtown, a.s.n. John ; w. 
Thomas Stenhouse, elder and younger. 

Jannet Nisbet compeared the seventh time. 
Collected by Wm. Milne, £2 : 10s. Scots. 
„ 8. John Coats and Jannet Purves in Langshaw milne, a.s.n. Thomas ; 

w. Walter Thomson, James Combie. 
„ II. Booked James Wight and Jannet Skirven, both in this parish ; John 

Smith in Darnick, cautioner. 
„ 12. Robert Hunthe and Margaret Young in Gattonside, a.s.n. James. 
„ „ Robert Myles and Jannet Mathison in Gattonside, a.d.n. Anaple ; 
w. John Young, James Mathison. 

Jannet Nisbet compeared for the eighth time and was dismissed 
having appeared before the presbytry Tuesday last. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Wm. Dickson, 
James Laidlay, George Hoy, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Marr, John Mercer and Andrew 
Drummond, £2 : ics. Scots. 

Received Jannet Nisbet's fine, £2 Scots. 

The beadle is appointed to cite Jannet Walker to compear 
before the congregation in sackcloath Sabbath next, and in the 
meantime to speak with the minister sometime this week. 
„ 19. Jannet Walker compeared in sackcloath the first time and was 
admonished. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Wm. Hoy, 
Andrew Mein, John Mabane, &c., elders. 
Collected by John Wallace, ^2 : is. Scots. 



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It was recommended to the minister to enquire after testi- 
monials of Mr. Gil)son and Mrs. Jannet Carncross, their marriage. 
Dec. 26. Jannet \VaIi<er compeared the second time. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John .Mabane, 
Wm. Hoy, <.S:c., elders. 

Collected by Win. Milne and Andrew Mein, ^2 : 2s. Scots. 

John Sprotts being cited was called and compeared and 
seriously exhorted to confess the adultery alledged upon him by 
Jannet Walker, but all in vain. He declared he was ready to 
purge himself by oath before the congregation. The session 
order him to wait on their clerk and get a copy of the said oath. 
The sederunt closed with prayer. 

Jan. I. Booked Mark Shillinglaw and Jannet Wilson, both in this parish ; 
James Bunzie, portioner of Newsteid, cautioner. 
,, 2. Jannet Walker compeared the third time and was admonished. 

Collected by Robert Scott, Wm. Dickson and Andrew Mein, 
^"3 : IS. Scots. 
„ 9. Wm. Steel and Elizabeth Walker in Melrose, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. George 
Walker, Nicol Mercer in Melrose. 

Jannet Walker compeared the fourth lime. 
Collected by Andrew Mein and Wm. Hoy, £\ : i8s. Scots. 
„ 16. Jannet Walker compeared the fifth time and was admonished. 

Collected by John Sibbald and Andrew Drummond, £\ : lis. 
Scots. 
„ 23. Jannet Walker compeared the si.xth time. 

John Sprotts was this day called before the congregation in 
order to purge himself by oath. He compeared and was seriously 
dealt with to prevent his adding sin to sin. The minister tendered 
so much of the oath to him, but because of pregnant presumptions 
of guilt, he stopped. 
„ ,, Wm. Hog and Agnes Hardie in Darnick, a.d.n. Jean. 
„ ,, Walter Scot and Margaret Mein in Danieltown, a.d n. Elizabeth ; \v. 
George Lawrie, Robert Scott, there. 

Collected by .Andrew Marr and Robert Scott, ^2 : 3s. Scots. 
„ 24. George Blaikie and Marion Gray in Langhaugh, a.s.n. James. 
,, „ Wm. Brown and Catharine Little in Langhaugh, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 

John Fisher, David Speeding. 
„ 30. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Wm. Milne, John 
Mabane, Robert Scott, &c., elders. 

Collected by John Mercer, Wm. Hoy and Andrew Mein, 
£2 : 15s. Scots. 

Jannet Walker having compeared the seventh time before the 
congregation, she was ordered to attend the session. She being 
called was seriously admonished and exhorted and told she was not 
to compear till she was warned to compear before the presbytry. 

The session appoint Jean Ormistown to appear Sabbath next 
in sackcloath. 

James Thomson allowed testimonials from his infancy. 
„ 31. James Brown and Jannet Waugh in Bentmilne, a.s.n. John. 
„ „ John Fisher and Isobel Scott in Langlee, a.s.n. Alexander ; w. 
Andrew Marr, Alexr. Fisher. 
Feb. 6. Jean Ormistown appeared in sackcloath for the first time. 

Collected by J ohnWallaceand Andrew Drummond, /^2: is. Scots. 
„ „ William Milne and Elizabeth Mein in Darnick, a.s.n. Nicol. 
,, ,, Walter Rae and Christian Richie in Newtown, a.d.n. Christian ; w. 

John and George Mercers in Darnick. 
„ 13. Jean Ormistown compeared the second time. 

„ „ Thomas Marr and Jean Craig in Melrose, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. Andrew 
and John Marrs in Gattonside. 



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Collected by James Laidlay, John Mabane and Robert Scott, 
£3 : 14s. Scots. 
Feb. 20. Jean Ormistone appeared the third time and was spoke with. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Wm. Dickson, 
John Wallace, &c., elders. 

Collected by Wm. Hoy and Wm. Milne, £2 Scots. 
The session appoints Drygrainge, Robert Scott, John Mabane, 
to meet with the minister and clerk as a committee to examine the 
treasurer's accompts to-morrow. Given in a discharge of the 
lowland bursary preceeding Martinmas 1731. 
,, 21. This day the Minister, Drygrainge, John Mabane and Robert Scott 
mett with the treasurer and revised his accompts and with mort- 
cloath and marriage money included, there remains in his hand, 
^367 : IS. : 6d. Scotts, wherewith he is to charge himself at 
compting. 
,, 27. Jean Ormistone compeared the fourth time. 

Collected by Nicol Milne and Wm. Dickson, £2 : 17s. Scots. 
Mar. 5. Jean Ormistone compeared the fifth time. 

,, ,, John Spear and Alison Gibson in Newsteid ; w. Andrew^ Mein, 

George Martine. 

Collected by Wm. Hoy, John Mercer and John Wallace, ^3 
Scots. 
,, 12. Jean Ormistone appeared the sixth time. 

„ ,, John Dalgliesh and Agnes Darling in Darnick, a.s.n. George ; w. 
John and George Mercers there. 

Collected by John Mercer and Andrew Drummond, /2 ; 17s. 
Scots. 
,, 19. Jean Ormistown appeared the seventh time. 

„ „ Alexr. M'Fadden and Agnes Napier in Melrose, a.d.n. Christian. 
,, „ John Cochran and Elizabeth Bartleman in Newtown, a.s.n. John. 
,, ,, Thomas Simpson and Janet Mein in Eildon, a.s.n. John ; w. George 
and Alexr. Martines. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Andrew Mein, 
Wm. Dickson, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Marr, John Mercer, Wm. Hoy, £} '■ 4s. 
Scots. 

Jean Ormiston compeared before the session and was ad- 
monished and exhorted, and was appointed to appear before the 
presbytry the first Tuesday of April next. 
Jannet Walker is also to appear that day. 

The session order their beadle to summond George Gibson 
and Mrs. Jannet Carncross, Hugh Grieve and Margaret Darling 
for their irregular marriages. 
„ 26. Thomas Darling and Isobel Martine in Gattonside, a.s.n. William ; 
w. Thomas Mathison, William Darling. 

Collected by William and Nicol Milne, £2 : is. S,cots. 
,, 27. William Smail and Jannet Sandilands, a.d.n. Jannet ; w. James 
Hunter, George Martine. 
April I. Booked John Gordon in this, and Margaret Walker in this parish ; 
Andrew Renaldson, portioner of Darnick, cautioner. 
„ 2. John Sibbald and Agnes Stenhouse in Eildon, a.d.n. Isobel ; w 
Thomas Stenhouse, Nicol Milne in Newtown. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Mabane, 
George Hoy, &c., elders. 

Collected by John Sibbald, £2 : 13s. Scots. 

A letter of excuse was produced and read from Mrs Jannet 
Carncross, which was sustained, and the beadle appointed to 
summon them to the session this day eight days. 

Hugh Grieve and Margaret Darling compeared, and produced 
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1732, subscribed James Wingate minister. They were rebuked 

for the same, and their rtne reserved. 
April 6. This day Hu,^h Grieve came and paid 15s. as his fine. 

Received a receipt of collection that was levied for the German 
and French protestants in Copenhagen as collected here, January 
24th, 1 73 1, extending to ^18 : los., discharged by Robert Brown 
for Gavin Hamiltone. 
„ 9. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, James Laidlay, John 
Wallace, Robert Mofifatt, «S:c., elders. 

Collected by Roljert Scott and Andrew Drummond, ^3 : los. 
Scots. 

Mr. (jibson and Mrs. Jannet Carncross, being cited, were 
called, but not compearing, the beadle is ordered to summon them 
pro 2"^o. to the session this day eight days. 

The minister represented that the presbytry's opinion con- 
cerning Jannet Walker and Jean CJrmistown is that they should 
not yet be absolved in regard the process is still depending. 
„ 16. George Beatie and Marion Waugh in Bridgend, a.d.n. Helen ; w. 
Andrew Turnbull and Drummond. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Urygrainge, Wm. Milne, 
James Laidlay, &c., elders. 

Collected by John Mabane and William Milne, ^3 : 4s. Scots. 
Mr. George Gibson and Jannet Carncross being called, com- 
peared not. Drygrainge represented that Mrs. Jannet is in a bad 
state of health, and that they are both content to come before a 
committee of the session if they would appoint one for that end, 
the other side of the water. The session condescended, and they 
do appoint Drygrainge, Andrew Mar, Wm. Hoy, to meet with the 
minister and clerk as a committee at Gattonside, Wednesday come 
eight days. Drygrainge is to acquaint them of the said meeting. 
„ 23. John Grieve and Margaret Thomson in Galabridge, a.s.n. William ; 
w. George Alley, John Goven. 

Collected by James Laidlay and Wm. Thine, ^2 : 17s. Scots. 
5. David Brown and Jannet Dick, a.s.n. William. 

, James Edgar and Elizabeth Pringle in Blainslies, a.d.n. Barbara ; 
w. John Pringle, Alexr. Gray. 
,, 26. This day, according to appointment, after prayer, the minister, 
Drygrainge, Andrew Marr and George Hoy, elders, att Gattonside. 
George Gibson compeared, and presented to the said committee 
a testimonial of his marriage, subscribed by Patrick Midleton, 
minister, dated Aug. 25th, 1731, which was sustained. A letter 
was received from Mrs. Gibson of her indisposition, which was 
sustained. He was rebuked, and as his modified fine has instantly 
paid 15s. sterling, for which the clerk is appointed to give him a 
discharge. 
„ 30. Collected by Wm. Milne and Andrew Marr, £2 : 17s. Scots. 

May 3. Andrew Forsan and in Drygrainge, a.d.n. ; w. George and 

Andrew Marti nes. 
„ 7. Collected by James Laidlay and John Mercer, ^3 : los. Scots. 
„ II. Booked James Ccsford and Isobel Cochran, both in this parish ; Xicol 

Bovvar, cautioner. 
„ 13. Booked Patrick Bulman and Agnes Cochran, both in this parish ; 

John Cochran, cautioner. 
„ 14. Collected by John Mabane, Robert Scott and John Sibbald, ^,3 : 5s. 

Scots. 
„ 16. James Dalgleish and Marion Brown, a.s.n. Adam. 
„ ,, Wm. Thin and Marion Fairbairn in Blainslies, a.s.n. William : w. 

John Thine, Alexr. Gray. 
,, 20. Booked William Mabane and Isobel Ballentyne, botli in this parish ; 
Robert Trotter, merchant, cautioner. 






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May 21. Thomas and Alison Gills in Danieltown, a.s.n. John ; w. Robert 

Scott, George Laurie. 

This day the minister intimated his purpose of administring the 
sacrament of the supper in this place this day fourteen days. 

Collected by Andrew Marr and John Wallace, ^3: 15s. 
Scots. 
, 26. Booked Thomas Waugh in the parish of Lauder, and Agnes Forsan 

in this ; John Fisher of Westerhousebyres, cautioner. 
„ 28. The minister intimated Thursday ne.\t to be observed as the humilia- 
tion day before the sacrament. The people were suitable 
exhorted to their duty on this solemn occasion. 

.After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Wm. Hoy, 
John Mabane, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Marr and Drummond, ^3 : 6s. Scots. 

Tuesday next is appointed for privy tryals. 
„ 30. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, James Laidlay, 
George Hoy, John Sibbald, Robert Scott, John Mabane, Andrew 
Marr, Andrew Drummond, Wm. Milne, John Mercers, elders. 

The elders present were severally removed by pairs, tryed, and . 
approven, and encouraged to go on in the Lord's work. 

The collection to be gathered the several days as follows : — 

Thursday. 

Andrew Mein, Andrew Drummond, at the east door. John 
Mercer at the west. Wm. Dickson at the north. 

Saturday. 

Robert Moffat at the east stile. Andrew Mein at the south 
door. Andrew Marr to be continued at the minister's entry. 
Andrew Lythgow and Robert Scott at the south stile. James 
Laidlay and John Wallace at the west stile. 

Lord''s Day. 

John Mabane at the north door. John Wallace at the east 
stile. Nicol Milne and Robert Scott at the west stile. Wm. 
Milne and Andrew Mein at the south stile. 

Munday. 

Wm. Hoy at the east stile. George Hoy at the south stile. 
Andrew Mein at the entry through the kirk. John Mercer at the 
west stile. 

Order of keeping the doors the Lord's Day. 

John Sibbald and John Mercer for the east door till eleventh. 
Robert Scott, Wm. Thine and Robert Moffatt till one. 
John Wallace and Andrew Lythgow till the action be over. 

For the IVest Door. 

Walter Murray and George Hoy till eleventh. 

William Dickson, Andrew Drummond and Janjes Laidlay till 
one. 

Andrew Mein and William Milne from that to the end. 

The elders are enjoined to be circumspect in distributing the 
tokens. 



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Collected, Lord's Day, - - - - 

Collected, Alunday, . - - - 

Sum of collections, - - - - 

Debursed to poor of' the parish, common 
poor, and poor recommended, &c., 



Which sum is appointed to be given in to the treasurer where- 
with he is to charge himself. 
June 5. Charles Frier and Agnes Thorburn, a.d.n. Agnes. 

,, ,, Thomas Gordon and Agnes Blaikie in Easterlanglie, a.d.n. Marion ; 

\v. Andrew Marr, John Fisher. 
„ 8. James Fisher and Agnes Wight of Sorrowlessfield, a.d.n. Mary ; \v 

Andrew Marr, Ale.xr. F^isher. 
,, 9. Hooked John Murray in the parish of Bowden, and Isobel Young in 
this ; James Young, cautioner. 

Wm. Cook and Helen Hopkirk both in this parish ; Wm. 
Hopkirk in Melrose, cautioner. 

Mr. Charles Wilkiesone in this, and Mrs. Anna Paterson in one 
of the parishes of Edinburgh ; James Lythgow of Kirklands, 
cautioner. 
„ II. David Umpherstone and Jannet Nisbetin Gattonside, a.d.n. Mary ; w. 
Robert Halliwall, Wm. Mathisone there. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Wm. Milne, 
Robert Scott, &c., elders. 

Collected by John Mabane and John W^allace, ^4 ; 12s. Scots. 

The vagrant beggars, Munday last, being many of them beastly 

drunk, and, as it is said, Bessie, Helen and William Hopkirks 

aforded them drink, the session order the said persons to be cited 

to the session this day eight days. 

„ 17. Booked George Livingstone in this parish, and .Mary Dewar in the 

parish of Ligerwood ; James Ainslie, cautioner. 
,, 18. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Mabane, Wm. 
Hoy, &c., elders. 

Collected by Nicol Milne, John Mercer and Andrew Drunnnond, 
^3 : 6s. Scots. 

The persons mentioned in the former sederunt compeared this 
day, and in regard the crime could not be particularly fixed, they 
were instantly rebuked and dismissed. 

Andrew Pringlc in Blainslies, tincker, being married irregularly, 
he is ordered to be cited to the session this day eight days. 
„ 23. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Andrew Lythgow, 
John Wallace, Robert Moffatt, ^c, elders. 

Collected by Nicol Milne and John Sibbald, £2 : 13s. Scots. 
Andrew Pringle being summoned compeared and acknowledged 
he was married to Sarah .Murray, and produced their marriage 
lines, subscribed att Edinburgh, April 6th, by David Strange, 
minister. They having expressed their sorrow for breaking the 
order of the church were rebuked, and he was ordered to wait on 
the session clerk and grant his bill for t5s. sterling, as his fine for 
the use of the poor of this parish. 
July 2. Thomas Mein and Margaret Jerdain in Eildon, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. 
John Sibbald, John Cochran there. 

Collected by Andrew Mein and Andrew Marr, ^'6 : 3s. Scots. 
„ 9. Mr. Gavin Elliot, schoolmaster, and Margaret Angus, a.s.n. William ; 
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Collected by Wni. Milne and John Mercer, ^2 : 17s. Scots. 
July 14. Wm. Brown and Christian M'Millian in Melrose, a.s.n. William ; 
John Mabane and Wm. Steel there. 

Booked David Speeding in the parish of Galashiels, and Agnes 
Bell in this parish; Charles Frier in Gattonside, cautioner. 
„ 16. Collected by Wm. Hoy and Andrew Mein, £1 : 12s. Scots. 

,, 20. Wm. Mabane and Simpson in Newsteid, a.d.n. Jannet ; w. John 

Spears, Andrew Mein there. 
„ 22. Booked David Tait in the parish of Smailholm, and Isobel Fisher in 
this ; James Fisher in Byrend, cautioner. 

,, ,, John Smith and Wight in Darnick, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. James and 

Wm. Wights there. 
Collected by John Mabane and Andrew Marr, £i : 5s. Scots. 
31. Collected by John Mercer, Andrew Mein and Wm. Hoy, £2 : 5s. 
Scots. 
Aug. 6. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Mabane, Wm. 
Hoy, Robert Scott, &c., elders. 

Collected by Nicol Milne and John Sibbald, £2 : 17s. Scott. 
(Case of descipline against Adam Harvie and his wife.) 

„ 13. John Young and Margaret Gill in Gattonside, a.d.n. ; \v. Alexr. 

Young, Robert Huntlie, there. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Nicol Milne, 
Andrew Mein, Wm. Milne, &c., elders. 

Collected by Wm. Hoy and Wm. Dickson, ^3 Scots. 
The session appoint their beadle to cite Adam Harvie and his 
wife, and two women^hat were present at the child's bearing, to the 
session against this day eight days. 
,, 20. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Wm. Hoy, Andrew 
Marr, Robert Moffatt, &c., elders. 

Collected by John Sibbald and John Wallace, £2 : 14s. Scots. 
(Case of discipline against Adam Harvie and his wife continued 
and dismissed ; witnesses cited, Margaret Thomson, Margaret 
Bonington. 
27. Collected by .Andrew Mein and Wm. Milne, ^3 : 6s. Scots. 

29. James Watherstone and , Bailie of Newhouses, a.s.n. James. 

,, Alexr. Gray and Margaret Thin in Blainslies, a.d.n. Mary. 
„ James Wallace and Euphan Darling in Blainslies, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; 
w. John Thin, John Wallace there. 
Sept. 3. Collected by Robert Scott and Wm. Hoy, ^5 : 4s. Scots. 

„ 10. Collected by John Sibbald and Andrew Drummond, ^^3 : 3s. Scots. 
„ 17. Collected by John Mercer, Andrew Mein and Wm. Milne, ^3 : 2s. 
Scots. 

,, 21. James Leithen and Sclatter in Eildon, ; w. John Sibbald, 

John Cochrane there. 
„ 24. Collected by Nicol Milne and ^Andrew Marr, ^3: is. Scots. 
Oct. I. John Cochrane and Margaret Mein in Eildon, a.d.n. Margaret. 
„ I. Thomas Speeding and Margaret Miles in Gattonside, a.d.n. Isobel. 
,, I. James Murray and Elizabeth Gavinlock in Westerlanglee, a.d.n. 
Helen ; w. John Laidlay, Andrew Bartleman. 

Collected by Andrew Mein and James Laidlay, ^3 : i8s. Scots. 
„ 4. John Edgar and Jean Grieve in Blainslies, a.d.n. Marion; w. Hugh 

and John Grieves there. 
„ 7. Booked George Scott in the parish of Hopkirk and Margaret Scott in 
this ; Alexr. Scott in Whitlaw, cautioner. 

//^w. Thomas Cochran and Janet Dickson, both in this parish ; 
John Cochran in Eildon, cautioner. 
„ 8. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Wm. Dickson, 
Andrew Lythgow, John Mabane, &c., elders. 

Collected by John Sibbald and Robert Scott, £3 : is. Scots. 
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Wilkieson's affair bearinj^- that tlie presbytery's mind is that the 

minister call the said Charles Wilkisone and rebuke him whereso- 
ever he appears in the church, and, withal, to intimate to him that 
he must ly under the scandal always and till he remove the same 
in common form as others have done. 
Oct. 14- liooked Wm. M'Caul and Helen Moss, both in this parish ; James 
Fisher, portioner of Darnick, cautioner. 
„ 15. Collected by Andrew Drummond, John Mercer, and Wm. Milne, 

^3 : 2s. Scots. 
„ 22. Thomas Bunzie and Agnes Mein in Newsteid, a.s.n. Andrew. 
„ „ Nicol Mercer and Agnes Steel in Melrose, a.s.n. Thomas. 
,, „ Ale.xr. Young and Helen Young in Gattonside ; a.s.n. Walter ; w. 
John Young, Robert Huntlie. 

Collected by James Laidlay and Andrew Drummond, £2 : los. 
Scots. 
Collected by W^m. and Nicol Milne, £2 : i8s. Scots. 
Collected by Andrew Marr and Robert Scott, £2 : i6s. Scots. 
Adam Wallace and Jean Stewart in Blainslies, a.s.n. John. 
Wm Pringle and Margaret Tait in Blainslies, a.s.n. Robert ; w. John 

and James Wallace there. 
Collected by Andrew Drummond and Andrew Mein, ^3 : 2s. Scots. 
Booked John Milne in this and Helen Brown in the parish of 
Crailing ; Nicol Milne, cautioner. 

I^em, Andrew Ormistown in this parish and Marion Ormistown 
in the parish of Smailholm ; Robert Ormistown in Melrose, 
cautioner. 

/^e/n, Andrew Pringle in this parish and Anna Brock in the 
parish of Earlestown ; Wm. Brown, portioner of Melrose, 
cautioner. 
„ 18. Booked Wm. and Helen Hunters, both in this parish ; John Bowie, 
merchant, cautioner. 

/few, Wm. Cook and Helen Hopkirk, both in this parish ; John 
Mein in Newsteid, cautioner. 
,, 19. The minister intimated the sentence of the presbytry, concerning 
Mr Wilkisone. 

Collected by Robert Scott and Wm. Hoy, £2 ; 7s. Scots. 
,, 26. George Martine and Agnes Wilson in Gattonside, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; 
w. John Young, Robert Gibsone, there. 

Collected by Wm. Milne and Wm. Hoy, £2 : 8s. Scots. 

„ 27. James Darling and Margaret Fairbairn in Blainslies, a.d.n. ; w. 

John Thin, Thomas Darling. 
,, 29. Booked Robert Hog in the parish of Maxtone and Margaret Gillas 

in this ; Robert Johnstone, cautioner. 
„ 30. Thomas V^air and Jean Mein in Newsteid, two sons named James 
and William ; w. James Mein, Robert Bun/.ie, there. 
Dec. 2. Booked John Mein and Elizabeth Haliburtone, both in this parish ; 
James Mein, portioner of Newtown, cautioner. 
„ 3. Collected by John Mabane and John Mercer, ^3 : 8s. Scots. 
„ 9. Booked George Mercer and Isobel Hunter, both in this parish ; Wm. 
Hunter, cautioner. 

Wm. Morison and Margaret Atchison, both in this parish ; 
James Bowie in Melrose, cautioner. 
,, 10. Collected by John Mabane, Wm. Dickson, and Andrew Mein, 

^5 : 2s. .Scots. 
„ 17. James Martine and Isobel EUies in Gattonside, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. Wm. 
Martine, James Smail. 

Collected by Wm. .Milne and Wm. Hoy, ;^2 : 12s. Scots. 
,, 19. Thomas Ciray and Isobel Barry in Appletreeleaves, a.d.n. Marion ; 

w. John Fisher, Thomas Darling. 
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Dec. 24. James Piuves and Margaret Scott in Old Melrose, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; 
w. James Scott, Andrew Mein. 

Collected by John Sibbald, ^3 : lis. Scots. 
„ 31. Andrew and Catharine Mercer in l^ridgend, a.s.n. Robert ; \v. George 
and Andrew Marlines. 

Collected by Andrew Mein and Robert Scott, £2 : i6s. Scots. 

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Jan. 7. Wm. Martine and Drumniond m Gattonside, a.s.n. William. 

„ ,, John Bunzie and Wallace in Eildon, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Laird 

Marr, Wm. Hoy. 

Collected by Wm. Dickson, Andrew Drummond, and John 
Mercer, £2 : 14s. Scots. 
„ 14. Collected by John Sibbald, ^1 : 18s. Scots. 
„ 21. Collected by Wm. Milne, £2 : 3s. Scots. 

„ 28. Wm. Mercer and Elizabeth Lumsdale in Gattonside, a.d.n. Agnes ; 
vv. George Martine, Wm. Mathison. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Mabane, 
Wm. Hoy, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Drummond, £2 : 7s. Scots. 
(Case of discipline against Alexr. Sandilands, who came from 
the parish of Stow to this, att Martinmass last, and Margaret Ker, 
his wife). The clerk is appointed to write to the session of Stow 
anent this affair. 

The session appoint Drygrainge, John Mabane, Robert Scott, 
John Mercer to meet with the minister and clerk to inspect the 
treasurer's accompts the 8th of next month. 
Feb. 4. Collected by Robert Scott and Andrew Mein, £2 : 4s. Scots. 
„ 8. This day Drygrainge, John Mabane, Robert Scott mett with the 
minister and clerk and revised and approved the treasurer's 
accompts, and they leave in his hand ^546 : is. 6d. Scots, with 
which he is to charge himself. 

The minister this day gave in discharges for the high lowland 
burses, as also an accompl of what he has disposed of the collec- 
tion levied February 21st, 1728, extending to £76 : 5s. Scots, of 
which sum was disposed of by the minister for necessary uses 
narrated in the intimation, ^39 : 10s. Scots, which the elders 
Appoint their clerk to attest under his hand. 
„ 10. Booked Robert Penman and Christian Grahamslie, both in this 

parish ; Robert Penman, elder, cautioner. 
,, II. This day the minister intimated a fast to be observed Wednesday 
next, as appointed by the presbytry on account of an universal 
sickness that rages. 

Then baptised to 

Robert Trotter and Margaret Mabane in Melrose, a.s.n. John. 
„ ,, Robert Grierson and Marion Wilson in Darnick, a.s.n. James. 
„ „ John Haig and Margaret Duncan in Drygrainge, a.d.n. Jean ; w. 
John and W^m. INIabane. 

Collected by Andrew Drummond and Wm. Hoy, £2 : 7s. 
Scots. 
„ 14. The fast day, collected by Wm. Milne and John Sibbald, £6 : 12s. 
Scots. 
15. John Noteman and Margaret Purves in Langhaugh, a.d.n. Margaret. 
„ James Crosbee and Agnes Haitlie in Housebyres, a.d.n. Helen ; w. 

George Blaikie, Robert Williamson. 
18. Wm. Cook and Margaret Lawrie in Melrose, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. 
George Lawrie, Alexr. Cook. 

Collected by Nicol Milne and Andrew Mein, £2 : 7s. Scots. 
24. After prayer sederunt pro re nafa the Minister, Drygrainge, John 
Mabane, George Hoy, &c., elders. 

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milne and liis wife.) Witnesses cited, Mary Keil, midwife, Mary 
Mein and Alison (iil:)son. 

The Session considering the affair found that it could not inferr 
any censure and therefore ordered baptism to the child. 

Feb. 25. James Dickson and Blaikie in Newsteid, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. John 

Mein, Andrew Mein, there. 

Collected by John Mabane and Robert Scott, £2 : 6s. Scots. 
Mar. 3. James Purves and Agnes Kno.x in Colmslie, a.d.n. Barbara ; w. 
Robert and John Laidlays. 
4. James Cessford and Isobel Cochran in Newtown, a.s.n. James. 
„ John (iordon and Margaret Walker in Darnick, a.d.n. Jannet ; w. 
Nicol Milne, Thomas Stenhouse. 

Collected by Andrew Drummond and Andrew Mein, £2 : i6s. 
Scots. 
,, 10. Booked in order for marriage John Brown and Agnes Spear, both in 

this parish ; John Spear in Newsteid, cautioner. 
„ II. Andrew Smith and Helen Boston in Gattonside, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 
James Smith, Thomas Bostone. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Laird Marr, Wm. Hoy, 
John Wallace, Robert Scott, &c., elders. 

Collected by John Mabane and Wm. Hoy, £2 : 9s. Scots. 
This day the minister represented to the session that he was 
last week with George Wright in Gattonside who seems to be 
dying, and that the said George emitted the following declaration 
signed under his hand as follows — "I, George Wright, portioner 
of Gattonside, do hereby declare that whereas I have been often 
charged as being guilty of that hainous sin of adultery with Jannet 
Nisbet now married to David Umpherstone and have obstinately 
denyed the same for which I am heartily sorry, I do now for the 
easing of my conscience declare that I was guilty and this is my 
declaration. I subscribe without any constraint and in the full 
exercise of my judgment and reason, at Gattonside the 7th of 
March 1733, before these witnesses — Wm. Hoy, portioner of 
Gattonside, and George Beatie, portioner of Bridgend, and 
Andrew Marr, writer hereof jzV subscribitur, George Wright, Wm. 
Hoy, witness, Andrew Marr, witness, George Beatie, witness." 

„ 12. Alexr. Sandilands and in Buckholm, a.s.n. James; w. George 

and Alexr. Scotts in Whitlaw. 

Received from Walter Murray in Melrose, who has taken 
possession of a burial place, 12s. Scotts. 
,, 17. Booked James and Agnes Mein, both in this parish ; James Mein in 

Newtown, cautioner. 
„ 18. John Hoy and Alison Cunningham in Melrose, a.s.n. James. 
„ ,, Thomas Hoy and Jannet Smith in Gattonside, a.s.n. William ; w. 
George Hoy, John Smith. 

Collected by John Sibbald and Nicol Milne, £1 : 19s. Scots. 
„ 25. Wm. Mabane and Isobel Ballentine in Melrose, a.d.n. Anne ; w. 
John and Thomas Mabane. 

Received from Mungo Glendinning for the priviledge of a new 
burial place, 12s. Scotts. 

Collected by Robert Scott, ^^2 : is. Scots. 
„ 31. l>ooked Andrew Shillinglaw and Isobel Stuart ; Alexr. Gray, cautioner. 
April I. John Cochran and Helen Bartleman in Newtown, a.d.n. Mary. 
„ ., John Laidlay and Agnes Mein in Newtown, a.d n. Isobel. 
,, ,, Wm. Haliday and Margaret Atchison in Newsteid, a.d.n. Catharine. 
„ ,, John Pringle and Margaret Young in Blainslies, a.d.n. .'Xgnes : w. 
Nicol Milne, Laird >Iarr. 
., After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Nicol Milne, Wm. 
Dickson, John Mabane, &c., elders. 

Collected by John Wallace and Andrew Drummond, £2 : 18s. 
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This day Mr. Gavin Elliot, session clerk, gave in a lybel 
against Nicol Bowar, portioner of Newtown, the tenor whereof 
follows, complains Mr Gavin Elliot, schoolmaster and session clerk 
of Melrose, on Nicol Bowar, portioner of Newtown, that whereas 
the said Nicol sent yesterday to the complainer a pacquet of 
letters dated 30th of March last with a scrape of a letter therein 
inclosed which the said Nicol alleges reflects on him and averrs 
was sent by the complainer, which pacquet being directed to the 
complainer is stufift with the most inhumane, stupid, brutal, non- 
sensical, foolish, venomous and scurrilous expressions. As that 
the complainer is void of all virtue and everything that is good, 
filled with everything that is hatefuU and abominable, giddy 
brained, below an ass, camel, jackmidding, montebank, merry 
Andrew, &c., and that it is not at all consistent he should serve 
this Court in the capacity of clerk, which the complainer conceives 
reflects very much on the session in general, as well as upon the 
complainer in particular ; and though the substance of this 
pacquet is competent for the civil magistrate, yet the complainer 
judges, what so directly levels against the wisdom and prudence 
of the session in choosing and continuing him as clerk is specially 
to be reprehended by them ; and further, that the drift of such foul 
opprobrious language is to be adverted to as tending to weaken 
the authority and credite of a teacher who should form and mould 
youth to the hopes of succeeding ages. The complainer cannot 
but take notice of the epethets given him upon the back of one of 
the said Nicol's letters ; such as reverend, wise philosopher, 
learned Grecian and none such for arithmetick, with an hotch 
potch of nonsensical ribaldry, more like the product of a distracted 
brain, that ought to be hissed to Bedlam, or some other place 
competent for such, than of one who enjoys the conversation of 
sober and serious persons. Mr. Elliot having consigned 2s. 6d. 
was removed. Laird Marr chosen clerk pro tempore. Nicol 
Bowar being cited was called and compeared and owns the letters 
whereupon the lybel is founded to be his. The session finds the 
said lybel proven by the said letters. Mr. Elliot was called in and 
interrogate if the said scrape sent to him within Nicol's pacquet 
was his, denyed the same, which the defender offers to prove by 
witnesses, viz., Wm. Tutup, servant to John Cochran, shoemaker 
in Newtown, and Wm. Uickson, son to Wm. Dickson, smith in 
Darnick. The session adjourns this affair till to-morrow eight 
days. 

The beadle is ordered to cite the two foresaid witnesses to the 
said session and parties are summoned apitd acta to the said diet. 
The sederunt closed with prayer. 
April 4. John Fisher and Isobel Scott in Langlee, a.d.n. May ; w. Andrew 
Bryden, Laird Marr. 
„ 8. Andrew Mein and Jannet Renaldson in Newtown, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; 
w. Walter Scott, James Mein. 

Collected by Wm. Dickson and John Mercer, £2 : lis. Scots. 
„ 9. This day after prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, George 
Hoy, Nicol Milne, Robert Scott, Wm. Dickson, &c., elders. 

This day appointed for enquiring into that affair of Nicol 
Bowar and Mr. Elliot. The said Mr. Elliot compeared and Nicol 
being called on, compeared not. An excuse was off'ered for him, 
to wit, this his grandmother lying a corpse he could not wait on 
the session this day. The session sustain this excuse. Mr. Elliot 
was removed and the session after some thought called Wm. 
Dickson, who compearing declared that he wrote that letter sent 
to Nicol Bowar, and that nobody else whatsomever advised him to 
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delivered the same on the Sabbath day, and that no other is 

charjjcable with the said letter. He was dismissed. The session 

also dismissed \\m. Tiitup as wanting no evidence further than 

the said William Dickson had made. Mr. Elliot was called in and 

this intimate to him, and the session appoint Sabbath first as their 

ne.xt meeting, whereunto the said Xicol Bowar is ordered to be cited. 

The Sederunt closed with prayer. 

April 15. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Andrew Mar, Wm. 

Dickson, John Wallace, &c., ciders. 

Collected by James Laidlay and Andrew Mein, £2 : 17s. Scots. 

Xicol Bowar being called, compeared and being informed of 

William Dickson's declaration as above, was asked if he was 

sorry for his offence to Mr. Elliot. Answered he could not say he 

was, since he believed the letter he received had come from him. 

After much pains taken by the minister, he said he was sorry, but 

in such an indifferent, unpleasant way, as was not at all satisfying 

to the session. He is however dismissed for the time, and the 

sederunt closed with prayer. 

,, 22. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Wm. Hoy, Cleorge 

Hoy, John Mabane, Robert Scott, &c., elders. 

Collected by John Sibbald and John Mabane, ^3 : 6s. Scots. 

This day the session considering Nicol Bowar's behaviour last 

day, order him to be cited to the session this day eight days. The 

sederunt closed with prayer. 

,, 23. John Sterling and Isobel Wilson in Blainslies, a.s.n. Robert. 

„ ,, John Lauder and Bessie Dickson in Mosshouses, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. 

John W^allace, Alexr. Gray. 

„ 29. John Tait and Margaret Martine in Melrose, a.s.n. Robert. 

„ „ Andrew Bartleman and Jannet Cochran in Newtown, a.s.n. John ; 

w. George and Andrew Martines. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, James Laidlay, 

John Wallace, Andrew Mein, &c., elders. 

Collected Ijy Robert Scott and Andrew Drummond, ^3 : 9s. 

Scots. 

Nicol Bowar was this day called, and compeared, and professed 

his sorrow for giving such an offensive letter to Mr. Elliot, and 

promised that he should do no such thing in time coming. He 

was sharply rebuked and dismissed. 

May 6. Collected by \ViIliam Milne and Andrew Mein, £2 : 14s. Scots. 

„ 12. Booked Wm. Robson and Margaret Scott, both in this parish ; 

Thomas Bostone in Gattonside, cautioner. 

,, 13. Michael Wallace and Isobel Blaikie in Melrose ; a.s.n. William. 

,, ,, Ad. Moffat and Isobel Howistown in Gattonside, a.d.n. Catharine ; 

w. James Wallace^ Laird Marr. 

Collected by Nicol Milne and John Sibbald, £1 : 18s. Scots. 

„ 15. Booked .'\rchibald Fairbairn in the parish of Coldstream, and F^liza- 

beth Davidson in this parish ; John Brown in Melrose, cautioner. 

„ 19. Booked Michael Andison and Isobel Deans, both in this parish ; 

James .Speeding in Bridgend, cautioner. 

„ 20. Collected by Robert Moffatt and Andrew Marr, £2 : 8s. Scots. 

„ 27. Collected by James Laidlay and Andrew Drummond, ^4 : is. Scots. 

„ 30. Booked Joiin Henry in the parish of Stow, and Elizabeth Walker in 

this ; John Gordon in Darnick, cautioner. 

Alexr. Broomfiekl in the parish of Stitchill, and Isobel Mein in 

this parish ; Charles Frier in Gattonside, cautioner. 

June 3. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Robert Moffatt, 

John W^allace, John Mabane, &c., elders. 

Collected by Wm. Hoy and John Sibbald, ^'4 : is. Scots. 

This day the minister and elders unanimously resolved 

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1733. place the second Sabbath next month, being the fifteenth clay 

thereof. 
June 8. Booked John i'urxes and Agnes Thin, both in this parish ; George 
Shiel in Melrose, cautioner. 
„ 10. Thomas Williamson and Mary Mein in Newsteid, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 
John Mein, John Mercer, there. 

Collected by Robert Moffat and Andrew Mem, £2 : los. Scots. 
„ 17. Collected by John Sibbald and Andrew Marr, ^i : 5s. Scots. 
„ 24. Wm. Bunzie and Jannet Little in Newsteid, a.s.n. Thomas. 
,, ,, George Scott and Isobel Tailor in Danieltown, a.s.n. Robert. 
,, ,, George Mercer and — Knox Clackmae, a.d.n. Jannet ; w. Robert 
Scott, John Mein. 

Collected by Robert Moffatt and Robert Scott, £2 : 6s. Scots. 
„ 25. Thomas Hunter and Mary Martine in Melrose, a.s.n. William. 

,, ,, Frier and in Buckholm, a.s.n. George ; w. Doctor Martine, 

George Martine. 
July I. The minister intimated the celebration of the supper in this place 
against this day fourteen days. 
„ „ After prayer sederunt, the .Minister, Drygrainge, John Mabane, Wm. 
Hoy, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Drummond and Wm. Hoy, ^3 : 5s. Scots. 
(Case of discipline against Andrew Shillinglaw and his wife.) 
„ 7. Booked George Frier and Jannet Ballentyne, both in this parish ; 
Robert Myles, portioner of Gattonside, cautioner. 
8. George Martine and Jannet Haliburtone in Melrose, a.s.n. Andrew. 
„ George Walker and Lsobel Hogart in Melrose, a.d.n. Elizabeth : w. 
John Tait, James Smail. 

This day the minister intimated Thursday next as a day of 
fasting and humiliation before the sacrament. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, James Laidlay, 
John Mabane, George Hoy, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Drummond and James Laidlay, £4 : 6s. 
Scots. 

The session appointed Tuesday next for privy tryals and 
ordering things about the sacrament. 
10. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Mabane, Robert 
Scott, George and Wm. Hoys, John Sibbald, Nicol Milne, Andrew 
Marr, Andrew Drummond, John Mercer, John Wallace, elders. 

The elders present were severally removed by pairs, tryed, and 
approven, and encouraged to go on in the Lord's Work. 

The way of collecting and keeping the doors continued as last 
year. 

The elders were enjoined caution in distributing of tokens. 

12. David Brown and Dick in Blainslies, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. John 

Wallace, Wm. Darling, there. 

Collected, Fast day, - - ' - 

Collected, Saturday, - - - 

Collected, Lord's day, - - - - 

Collected, Munday, . . - - 

Sum of collections, - - - ^81 15 o 

Debursed to the poor of the parish, and poor 

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Which sum is appointed to be given in to the treasurer, where- 
with he is to charge himself. 
16. James Brotherstone and Euphan Dickson in Mosshouses, a.s.n. 
Thomas. 
„ Wm. Brown and Jean Dixon in Langshaw, Thomas ; w. a.n s. Walter 
Thomson, fames Purves. 

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July 21. Booked Nicol Bowar in this parish and Margaret Mein in tlie parish 

of Roxburgh ; John Mihie, Brae, cautioner. 

ItcDi, Adam Tait and Margaret Mathison both in this parisl; ; 

\Vm. Mathison in (jattonside, cautioner. 

,, 22. Collected by Win. Dickson, Nicol Milne and John Sibbald, ^4 : 10s. 

Scots. 

„ 29. Collected by Robert Scott, Win. Hoy and Andrew Marr, ^^4 : ids. Scots. 

Aug. 5. Thomas Bunzie and Helen Bryden in Eildon, a.d.n. iVIargaret ; \v. 

John Bunzie, John Sibbald. 

Collected by Andrew Druminond and William Milne, j^3 : 3s. 

Scots. 

12. Collected by John Sibbald and James Laidlay. 

15. Thomas Darling and Helen Thomson in Langhaugh, a.s.n. Alexr. ; 
\v. Mr. Andrew Darling, George Blaikie. 

19. Adam Harvie and Leithen in Westhouses, a.s.n. Thomas. 

„ John Fairbairn and Bessie Flint in Melrose, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. 
John Bowie, Thomas Lukup. 

Collected by Andrew Drummond and John Mercer, £2 :6s. Scots. 
26. George and Jean Turners in Calfhill, a.s.n. Thomas. 
„ John Thomson and Margaret Martine in Gattonside, a.s.n. John ; 
\v. -George and .Vndrew Martines. 

Collected by John Mabane and John Wallace, £2 : lis. Scots. 
Sept. 2. James Speeding and Margaret Mercer in Bridgend, a.d.n. Margaret ; 
w. Nicol Mercer, Andrew Drummond. 

Collected by Wm. Milne and John .Mercer, £2 : 9s. Scots. 
„ 9. Collected by Nicol Milne and Andrew Mein, £^ : 4s. Scots. 

16. Robert Williamson and Agnes Scott in Westhouses, a.d.n. Anne. 
,, Darling and in Langlee, a.d.n. Marion; w. Wm. and 

Thomas Williamsons. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Robert Scott, 
Wm. Milne, George Hoy, &c., elders. 

Collected by John Sibbald and .Andrew Marr, £2 : 5s. Scots. 
In regard, Andrew Shillingiaw and his wife have not compeared 
they are appointed to be summoned to the session against this day 
fourteen days. 
,, 21. Booked James Hunter and Isobel Gray, both in this parish ; Wm. 

Hopkirk in Melrose, cautioner. 
„ 23. Collected by John Sibbald, Nicol Milne and John Mercer, £2 ■ i8s. 

Scots. 
„ 30. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Wm. Milne, John 
Wallace, James Laidlay, tie, elders. 

Collected by John Mabane, Andrew Mein, £2 : 2s. Scots. 
Andrew Shillingiaw being cited, compeared, the session 
ordered him and his wife to compear Sabbath first and continue 
three days. 
Oct. 3. John Scott and Mary Adanison in Darnick, a.s.n. George ; w. John 
Smith, Wm. Stoddart, there 
,, 4. George Forsyth and Jannet Blaikie in Colmslie, a.s.n. George; w. 
John Coat, George Martine. 
7. Wm. Morison and Margaret .Atchison in Danieltown, a.s.n. John. 

„ Thomas Darling and in Gattonside, a.s.n. Thomas ; \\-. Laird 

Marr, Robert Scott. 

Collected by Laird Marr and Robert Scott, £2 : 5s. Scots. 
10. liooked Mr John Huggan in the parish of Langholm, and Mrs fannet 

Paterson in this parish. 
14. .After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Mabane, John 
Sibbald, &c., elders. 

Collected by Wm. Hoy and Wm. Milne, £2 : 6s. Scots. 
The session appoint Andrew .Shillingiaw and his wife to be 
cited to the session this day eight days. 
21. Walter (jiay and Margaret Gray in Melrose, a.s.n. James. 



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Oct. 2 1. George Atchison and Bessie Hopkirk in Melrose, a.d.n. Susanna. 
,, „ George Chisholm and Margaret Welsh in Darnick, a.d.n. Anne ; \v. 
John Mabane, Deacon Smail. 

This day compeared Andrew Shillinglaw and Isobel Stuart for 
the first time and were admonished. 

Collected by Andrew Drummond and John Sibbald, £2 : 8s. 
Scots. 
,, 24. Richard Park and Margaret Pringle in Allanshaws, a.s.n. Thomas ; 

w. Robert Mofifat, Thomas Park. 
„ 28. This day Andrew Shillinglaw and his wife compeared for the second 

time. 
„ „ Walter Rae and Christian Richie in Newtown, a.s.n. Walter ; w. 
Nicol Milne, Thomas Stenhouse. 

Collected by Wm. Milne and Andrew Marr, £z : 13s. Scots. 
Nov. I. Robert Myles and Jannet Mathison in Gattonside, a.s.n. James ; w. 
Wm. Mathison, Charles Frier. 
„ 4. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, James Laidlay, John 
Mabane, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Drummond and Andrew Mein, ^3 Scots. 

Upon the report of Mrs Agnes Ellies, her marrying irregularly, 

the session appoint her and Mr Wright, to whom it is said she is 

married, to be summoned to the session against this day eight days. 

„ 9. Booked George Grieve in this parish and Margaret Somervail in the 

parish of Ligerw'ood ; Hugh Grieve, cautioner. 
„ II. This day Andrew Shillinglaw and his wife compeared the third time, 
and were admonished and rebuked and paid their fine, ^4 Scotts. 
,, ,, Andrew Pringle and Anne Broke in Melrose, a.s.n. William. 

„ „ Thomas Vair and Wilson in Danieltown, a.s.n. George ; w. George 

and Robert Lawries. 

The minister reported that Mr Wright came to him and 
promised him that within twenty days he and his wife should 
wait on the session. 

Collected by Andrew Marr and Wm. Hoy, £2 : 7s. Scots. 
,, 13. Booked Thomas Ormistown in this and Jannet Hay in the parish of 
Nenthorn ; Robert Ormistone in Melrose, cautioner. 

Booked John Brown and Isobel Hunter, both in this parish ; 
Robert Johnstone in Melrose, cautioner. 
„ 14. Andrew Shillinglaw and Isobel Steuart in Blainslies, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. 

James and John Stirlings there. 
„ 18. Collected by Andrew Drummond and Wm. Hoy, £2 : 3s. Scots. 
„ 25. George Mercer and Isobel Hunter in Darnick, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 
John Mercer, Wm. Hunter. 

Collected by Wm. Milne and John Mercer, ^8 : 17s. Scots. 
„ 26. The minister yesterday, having informed the elders that Mr Wright 
had sent to acquaint him that he was willing to wait on the session 
when they pleased, he and his wife being summoned to the 
session this day, so, after prayer sederunt, the minister, George 
Hoy, John Mabane, Robert Scott, elders. 

Mr Wright and Mrs Agnes Ellies being called, compeared. 
They were interrogate if married. Answered they were and 
produced their marriage lines, dated "at Lauder the 31st of July 
last, signed James Strange, minister, before George Gibson and 
Walter Morison, witnesses. They were gravely rebuked, and Mr 
Wright gave in for the use of the poor of this parish ;^i2 : 12s. 
Scotts. 

„ 28. Henry Forrest and Robson in Westhouses, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. 

John Forrest, John Fisher. 
„ 30. Booked James Lythgow in this parish and Isobel Riddell m the 
parish of Liliesleaf ; Thomas Marr, cautioner. 
Dec. 2. This day the minister intimated a collection from house to house for 
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After prayer sederunt, the Minister, \Vm. Milne, Roljerl 
Moffat, John Sibbald, &c., elders. 

Collected by John Mabane and Andrew Drummond, f,i : 16s. 
Scots. 

The elders are appointed to go through their several quarters 
twixt and the end of this nioneth. 

The session considering that there are elders wanting in several 
places of the parish, the minister recommended to the several 
elders to consider whom in their respective quarters they can 
have the freedom to recommend for that office. 

This day a petition from Robert Williamson, portioner of 
Gattonside, and Henry Forrest, portioner of Westhouses, was 
presented and read, craving that they may be allowed to mount a 
loft twixt the end of the mason's loft and the window in the 
Silverless isle, the consideration whereof was delayed. 

Received testimonials from John Hislop, barber, as also from 
Helen Familtown. 

Dec. 9. John Milne and Brown in Newtown, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. Nicol 

Milne, Thomas .Stenhouse. 
Collected by \Vm. Hoy and Robert Scott, £2 : 15s. Scots. 

13. This day John Kirkwood and Tait in the parish of Stow, were 

married here and paid the dues. 
„ 16. Robert Johnstone and Jean (iillas in Melrose, a.d.n. Jean ; w. Doctor 
Martine, John Tait. 

Collected by Andrew Marr and John Mabane, f,i : 19s. Scots. 
„ 23. James and Margaret Mein in Newsteid, a.d.n. Mary ; w. Andrew 
Mein, Wm. Milne. 

Collected by .A.ndre\v Mein and Wm. Milne, £2 : 12s. Scots. 
„ 30. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Mabane, 
.Andrew Marr, &c., elders. 

Collected by Wm. Hoy and Andrew Drummond, ^2 : 6s. Scots. 

The session appoint their moderator, John Mabane, Robert 
Scott to meet witn their treasurer and clerk to-morrow and examine 
his accompts. 

There was this day presented a petition from Thomas Marr, 
James Wadderstone of Newhouses, James Bowie, John Gill, 
Michael W^allace, Wm. Steel, James Williamson, Andrew Cook, 
Philip Fair, Wm. Brown, Nicol Bowar, Wm. Milne .and Thomas 
Bunzie, fewars and tradsmen in the parish of Melrose, craving 
liberty to build a loft in the kirk above the weaver's loft or any 
other place most convenient for them and least prejudicial to 
others, the consideration whereof was delayed. 

The session this day allowed one Christian P'audy, formerly 
Machometan, now Christian, recommended to the several synods 
by the commission of the General Assembly, a crown. 
31. This day mett conform to appointment, the minister, John .Mabane, 
Robert Scott, with their treasurer and clerk. 

There was this day produced by the minister ^12 Scotts, given 
in by Wm. Henderson in the parish of Birnie, who fell heir to his 
sister in this parish. 

The treasurer brought out the sum of collections at the sacra- 
ment, extending to ^^37 : 13s. Scotts. 

The mortcloath and marriage money extends to ^42 : 6s. Scotts. 
The balance of the charge exceeds the discharge since last 
clearance, ^46 : 9s. Scotts. 

Which sums laid together, viz. : — 

Given in by Wm. Henderson, - - - /^I2 o o 

Communion money to be charged, - - 37 13 o 



Carry forward, - ^49 13 o 



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The treasurer having disposed of ^32 : I'/s. Scotts of bad 
copper coin at five pence per pound weight, which came only to 
/,4 : 5s. Scotts. Which balance being defaulked from the added 
sum of ^138 : 8s., there remaineth /, 108 : 3s. Scotts, which added 
to ^546 : I : 6, formerly his charge, makes ^^654 : 4s. Scotts where- 
with he is to charge himself, all preceedings being discharged. 

The minister produced discharges of mason and wright work 
and barrowman work, as also of materials for the bridge of Darnick 
burn, extending to ^32 : 19s. Scotts, which with £y:) : los. Scotts 
formerly expended makes ^72 : 9s. Scotts, which deduced from 
^76 lodged in the minister's hand for building the bridge of 
Darnick burn, and other things mentioned in the intimation, Feb. 
2ist, 1728, there remains in Mr. Miln's hand /,3 : irs. Scotts. 

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Jan. 2. Robert Hog and Isobel Drummond in Colmslie, a.s.n. Andrew. 

,, ,, James Brown and Jannet Waugh in Bentmilne, a.s.n. James ; w. 

James Purves, John Laidlay. 
,, 5. This day mett att Eildon pro re nata. After prayer sederunt, the 
Minister, John Mabane, Nicol Milne and John Sibbald, elders. 

Case of discipline against Elizabeth Mein, William Dryden 
(alleged), and Robert Speeding, taxman of Burnbraemilne of 
Bowden. . . . She was seriously admonished and exhorted, and 
gravely rebuked for accusing the innocent. The clerk is 
appointed to send an extract of this to Bowden. 
Collected by Nicol and Wm. Milns and Robert Scott, £;^ : 2s. Scots. 
For best mortcloath to Isobel Sclatter, £2 : 4s. Scots. 
For ditto to Jannet Wallace, £2 : 4s. Scots. 

James Dalgleish and Margaret Brown in Blainslie, a.s.n. James. 
James Darling and Jannet Shiel in Clackmae, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 

Alexr. Fisher, George Marline. 
Collected by Wm. Dickson and John Sibbald, £2 : 2s. Scots. 
Mortcloath for a child, 8s. Scotts. 
For ditto to a child, 8s. Scotts. 

For plush mortcloath to John Dods, ^i : 4s. Scots. 
William Hart and Margaret Mein in Newsteid, a.s.n. James ; v^. John 
and Andrew Meins. 

Collected by Andrew Mein and Wm. Mein and Wm. Hoy, 
£2 : i2s. Scots. 

„ 27. Robert Halliwall and Nisbet in Gattonside, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. 

Andrew Marr, John Thomson. 

Collected by Andrew Drummond and Wm. Milne, £2 : los. 
.Scots. 
Feb. 3. John Dalgliesh and Mary Darling m Darnick, a.s.n. George ; w. John 
and James Wallaces. 

Collected by John Mabane and Andrew Mein, £2 : 12s. Scots. 
4. Best mortcloath to Jannet Fiddes, £2 : 4s. Scots. 

10. This day the minister read a recommendation of the General Assembly 

for a collection for building a bridge over the river Stincher in the 

parish of Colmonel which is to be levied in this parish Sabbath next. 

Collected by John Wallace and Andrew Drummond, £2 :9s. 

Scots. 

Received a discharge from Christian Faudie for a crown formerly 
allowed him. 
I). Andrew and Marion Ormistones in Blainslies, a.s.n. Thomas: w. 
Alexr. Gray, Thomas Ormistones. 









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Feb. 17. Robert Hog and Margaret dillas in Melrose, a. cl.n. Agnes ; \v. Robert 

Jolmstone, John 'lait, there. 

Collected by Robert Scott, John Sibbald and John Mercer, 
£i) : IDS. Scots., to be dis]iosed of as above. 
„ 24. John Young and Margaret Cjiil in Gattonside, a.s.n James. 
„ ,, Andrew Haitly and Alison Dawson in Danieltou n, a.d.n. Isobel : w. 
Andrew Dawson, elder and younger. 

Collected by W'm. Hoy antl Andrew Drumniond, ^3 : 9s. Scots. 
Mar. 3. Collected by John Mabane, Andrew Marr and Nicol Milne, £2 : 12s. 
Scots. 
Collected by John Sibbald and John Mercer, /"3 : ids. Scots. 
Little niortcioath to Agnes Hoy, 8s. Scots. 

Ditto to Mr Fisher's son, 12s. Scots. 

Collected by John Sibbald and Andrew Marr, £2 : 8s. Scots. 
James Cessford and Isobel Cochran in Newtown, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 
.\icol Milne, Thomas Stenhouse. 

Collectecl by Robert Scott and William Hoy, £2 : 9s. Scots. 
Plush mortcloath to John Dods, elder, ^i : 4s. Scots. 

Ditto to Jean Leithhead, ^1 : 4s. Scots. 

Booked \Vm. l*'orson in the parish of Martown and Jannet Bunzie in 
this ; Wm. Bunzie in Newtown, cautioner. 
„ 30. Booked Andrew Martineand Margaret Alexander, both in this parish ; 

John Tait in jM el rose, cautioner. 
„ 31. After yjrayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Wm. Hoy, Andrew 
Marr, &c., elders. 

Collected by John Wallace and Andrew Drummond, £2 : 12s. 
Scots. 

Case of descipline against George Frier and his wife. 
The session appoints their meeting agamst Munday come 
eight days to inspect the bonds and bills due the poor, and to con- 
sider two petitions formerly given in. 

April I. W'm. Bailie and in Hagburn, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. James Hunter 

Alexr. Scott in Whitlaw. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Mabane, 
Wm. Hoy, &c., elders. 

Collected by James Laidlay and Roljert Moffatt, £2 : 1 is. Scots. 
Upon information of Jannet Smail, present servant the Lady 
Whithaugh in Melrose, her scandalous behaviour upon Thursday 
night last. She is ordered to be summoned to the session 
t(j-morrow. 
„ 8. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Mabane, 
George Hoy, Robert Scott, John Wallace, John IMercer, Nicol 
Milne, John Sibbald, Andrew Mein, elders. 

The petitions above mentioned were this day considered, and 
the session, with consent of Drygrainge, Lady Isabellas bailie, did 
allow Robert Williamson and Henry Forrest to build and erect a 
loft in the place condescended upon in the petition, which loft is 
to be possessed by their two families in common, the session all ways 
granting this, but prejudice of any having seats already, or of the 
window where they are to enter from without, and this the session 
orders to be recorded and e.xtracts to be taken by the persons 
concerned. 

In the affair of the fewars and tradsmen, their petition, 
Drygrainge, Lady Isabella's bailie having some time ago acquainted 
the above jietitioners that in case the fewars of Blainslies should 
choose the places they pitched on to build a loft for themselves, 
the said fewars were to be preferred. The people of Blainslies 
being informed of this, and of the session's meeting for that effect 
this day, there appeared none save Alexr. Gray and John Wallace, 
and that only for themselves. The above petitioners almost all 
appearing, insisted for a grant to their petition, representing the 



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inconvenience they were put to for want of accommodation this 

way. The session with the said bailie considering the affair, do 

allow them to build a loft, either above the weaver's loft, or in 

that space twixt the pulpit and the Lady's loft, if the people of 

Hlainslies do not before the ist of June next sett about the 

building in either of these rooms, and in case the said fewars of 

Blainslies should neglect to do the same, the above mentioned 

y\lexr. Grav craves he may be allowed to join with the said trads- 

men in building their loft in either of the said rooms, which desire 

was granted by the session and accepted of by the said tradsmen, 

whom the session do hereby allow to build a loft in cither of these 

rooms, as the choise of the fewars of Blainslies shall determine, 

and that to be possessed by them and theirs in all time coming 

still but prejudice of such as already have seats. This, their act, 

they ordain to be recorded and extracts to be given. 

Alexr. Gray, forsaid, alleging a pew might be got for him as 
part of his room amongst these pews beneath Huntliwood's loft, 
and tradsmen being called in to measure the same, found that 
room for one pew might be win if all the rest were adjusted to an 
uniform breadth, whereupon the session, with consent of the bailie, 
appoint and ordain these concerned in the forsaid seats to reduce 
and contract the forsaid pews to two foots breadth, whereby room 
will be got for one to Alexr. Gray, portioner of Blainslies, and 
that he is to fix and plant the said pew immediately behind 
Nicol Milne's, portioner of Newtown, to be possessed by him and 
his in all time coming. The session appoint this to be recorded 
and extracts to be given. The forsaid John Wallace, also alleged 
that room might be win at the east end of the area of the kirk for 
him to set down a furm in. The session, with the bailie and some 
tradsmen, went and viewed the place, and upon examination 
found that room might be had if the furms there stood a little 

closer, and if Martin's furm was reduced four inches of its 

breadth and its back stood straight up. The session therefore 
appoint accordingly, and appoint and ordain John Wallace, 
portioner of Blainslies, to plant a furm as the fourth from the 
passage of Mr. Wilkison's seat, to be possessed by him and his in 
all time coming, and appoints this their act to be recorded, and 
extracts to be given. 

Case of discipline against Jannet Small and Alexr. Brown 
continued. She was removed, and the session considering the 
affair, appointed that she should appear three several Lord's days 
in the publick place of repentance, and be rebuked but not dis- 
missed till the session should be informed about the man whether 
married or unmarried. She was called in, admonished, and 
exhorted, and this intimate to her, and appointed to appear 
Sabbath first in manner forsaid. 

The session have inventaried the bonds and bills due the poor's 
box, and the copy thereof under the clerk's hand given in to the 
treasurer. The method for recovering the money is to be con- 
sidered next meeting of the session. 

Plush Mortcloath for Wm. Sclatter, ^i : 4s. Scots. 
April 8. George P'rier and Jannet Ballentyne in Gattonside, a.d.n. Jannet ; 
sponsor, James Crosbie in Westerhousebyres ; w. John Marr, John 
Mercer. 
„ 14. Wm. Steel and Elizabeth Walker, baxtor in Melrose, a.s.n. Robert. 
,, „ Thomas Trotter and Marion Henderson, baxtor in Melrose, a.d.n. 
Marion ; w. John Mabane, George Walker. 

Collected by Robert Scott and John Wallace, ^3 : 4s. Scots. 

Jannet Small compeared for the first time and was admonished. 

„ 18. John Edgar and Grieve in Blainslies, a.s.n. William ; w. Alexr. 

Gray, William Thine, there. 



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April 2\. Alexr. Broomtield and Mcin in Gallonside, a.d.n. Isohel ; \v. 

Laird Marr, Wni. Hoy. 

Jannet Sniail compeared for the second time. 
After prayer sederunt, the Ministei', IJrygrainge, W'm. Hoy, 
John Mabane, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Drummond and Andrew Marr, £2 : 155. 
Scots. 

Case of discipline against Bessie Dickman, servant to Robert 
Laidlay in Colmsliehill, and John Laidlay in Colmsliehill. 

The session resolve that (ieorge Martine should go to everyone 
that is due the session money by bill or bond, and desire them to 
pay up their money else diligence will be used against them. 
,, 28. Jannet Smail compeared the third time, and was rebuked but not 
dismissed. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Wm. Hoy, 
•John Mabane, James Laidlay, &c., elders. 

Collected by Robert Mofifatt, John Mercer, and Andrew Mein, 
^3 : IS. Scots. 

John Laidlay and Bessie Dickman ordered to compear next 
day in the common place to be rebuked. 
May 4. This day booked Andrew Renaldson in this parish and Jannet Scott 
in the parish of Ancrum ; W'm. Renaldson, cautionei. 

Booked John Anderson in tlie parish of Dalkeith and Elizabeth 
Fiddes in this ; Andrew Dawson, cautioner. 
„ 5. Elizabeth Dickman compeared for the first time and Avas rebuked. 

Collected by Andrew Marr and John Sibbald, £2 : 15s. Scots. 
,, 6. Thomas Watson and Isobel Cochran in Blainslies, a.d.n. Catharine. 
„ „ Thomas Dalgleish and Jannet Brown in Langshawmilne, a.d.n. 

Elizabeth. 
,, ,, Thomas Young and Isobel Thon.son in Mosshouses, a.s.n. Thomas ; 
w. Alexr. Gray, Wm. Thine. 
7. Plush Mortcloath to Mungo Glendinning, £1 : 4s. Scots. 
K). Booked James Wilson in this parish and Jannet Hislop in the parish 
of Cialashiels ; John Hownam, cautionei'. 
,, II. Booked Andrew Darling and Helen Fleeming, both in this parish ; 

Alexr. Cook, cautioner. 
„ 12. Elizabeth Dickman compeared the second time. 
,, „ Nicol Mercer and Agnes Steel in Melrose, a.s.n. John. 
„ „ Walter Scott and Jannet Mein in Danieltown, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 
Robert Scott, George Lawrie, there. 

Collected by James Laidlay and Andrew Drummond. ^3 :6s. 
Scots. 
„ 19. Elizabeth Dickman compeared for the third time, and was rebuked 
and dismissed and gave in ^1 : los. Scots. 

Collected by Robert Scott, John Mercer and Wm. Hoy, 
£2 : 8s. Scots. 
„ 26. Robert Mercer and Anaple Uvens in Newsteid, a.s.n. Andrew. 
„ ,. Adam Tait and Margaret Mathison in Darnick, a.s.n. Waller ; w. 
Wm. Mathison, John .Smith. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Wm. Hoy, 
John Mabane, Robert Scott, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Marr and Andrew Drummond, £i Scots. 
The session appoints Munday come eight days as a meeting 
for the elders, proposing whom they shall think fitt for being 
elders in their several quarters. 

The session resolves the sacrament of the supper shall be 
celebrate in this place the 14th of July next. 

Jannet Walker is ordered when called to make her publick 
appearance, and the minister is to baptise the child if he thinks fitt. 
June 2. This day John Laidlay compeared in the forenoon for the first time 
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Jannet Walker, adulteress, compeared in sack cloatli in the 
afternoon and was rebuked. She is ordered to give in/, 12 Scotts, 
or a bill for the same, and her child to be baptised. 

Collected by John Mercer, Robert Moffatt and John Sibbald, 
£1 : 9s. Scots. 
June 3. After prayer sederunt, conform to a former appointment, the Minister, 
John Mabane, Nicol Milne, George Hoy, Robert Scott, elders. 

James Smail, Wm. Stoddart, Thomas Bowstone, Thomas 

Stenhouse, John jMercer, George Blaikie, Robert Laidlay, George 

Rolmainhouse, and James Fisher being proposed as elders, the 

minister is to speak with them. 

,, 7. Booked Thomas Stenhouse in the parish of Lesudain and Agnes 

Milne in this ; Thomas Stenhouse, cautioner. 
„ 9. Thomas Marr and Jean Craig in Melrose, a.s.n. John. 
„ ,, William Brown and Christian M'Millian in Melrose, a. d.n. Jean ; w. 
John Mabane, Robert Trotter, there. 

Collected by Robert Scott, £1 : 4s. Scots. 
John Laidlay compeared for the second time. 
„ 12. John Purves and Agnes Thin in Melrose, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. James 

Smail, George Martine. 
,, 16. John Laidlay compeared the third time, was rebuked and dismissed 

and paid his fine, £1 : los. Scots. 
„ „ John and Mary Mein in Newsteid, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. Andrew Mein, 
James Williamson. 

Collected by Andrew Drummond and Wm. Hoy, £z : i is. Scots. 
,, 17. James Edgar and Elizal^eth Pringle in Blainslie, a.d.n. .Anne; w. 

Alexr. Gray, John Wallace. 
„ 20. Plush mortcloath for Isobel Moffatt, ^i : 4s. Scots. 
„ 22. John Laidlay and Elizabeth Dickman by fornication in Colmsliehill, 

a.d.n. Anne ; w. David Wight, Andrew Martine. 
,, 23. Thomas .Speeding and Margaret Miles in Gattonside, a.d.n. Margaret ; 
w. Laird Marr, Robert Myles. 

Collected by John Sibbald and John Wallace, ^4 : 5s. Scots. 
,, 29. Mortcloath for Margaret Myles, _;^i : 4s. Scots. 
„ 30. David Tait and Isobel Speeding in Darnick, a.s.n. James. 
„ „ Robert Penman and Christian Grahamslie in Melrose, a.d.n. Jannet ; 
w. Robert Penman, James Fisher. 

This day the minister intimated the celebration of the sacra- 
ment of the supper in this place Sabbath come fourteen days, and 
gave suitable exhortations. 

Collected by John Sibbald and Andrew Marr, ^.3 : 3s Scots. 
July 4. John Fisher and Isobel Scott in Langlee, a.s.n. John ; w. Andrew 
Bryden. George Martine. 
,, 7. This day the minister intimated Thursday ne.xt as the humiliation 

day before the sacrament and gave proper directions. 
„ „ Robert Scott and Jannet Glendinning in Melrose, a.d.n. Anne. 
„ „ Thomas Vallance and Jean Waugh in Blainslies, a.d.n. Mary ; w. 
Alexr. Gray, John Wallace. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Wm. Hoy, 
Wm. Milne, &c., elders. 

Collected by James Laidlay, John Mercer and John Wallace, 
^4 : 14s. Scots. 

This day the session appointed Tuesday ne.xt for privy tryals 
and ordering other affairs. 
„ 9. This day being appointed for privy tryals, after prayer sederunt, the 
Minister, Drygrainge, John Mabane, John Sibbald, Wm. Milne, 
Robert Scott, John Wallace, Andrew Drummond, Wm. Hoy, 
Nicol Milne, John Mercer, Andrew Mein, James Laidlay, Andrew 
Marr, George Hoy, elders. 

The elders present were severally removed by pairs, tryed 
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The collections are to be gathered and doors kept as preceed- 

ing year. I'he minister adjoined caution in distributing the tokens. 

|ul\ II. James and Euphan Chisholm in Blainshes, a.d.n. Agnes; w. Alexr. 

Gray, Hugh Grieve. 

,, 12. I>est mortcloath to Jannet Runchiman, £2 : 4s. Scots. 

Collected Fast day, 

Collected Saturday, 

Collected Sabbath day, - - - 

Collected Munday, - . . 

Sum of collections, - 

Debursed to the poor of the parish, 
poor recommended, &c. - - 45 18 

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„ 20. Booked Robert Lumsdain in the parish of Lauder and Elizabeth 

Grierson in this parish ; Robert Grierson, cautioner. 
,, 21. Collected by James Laidlay, John Sibbald and Andrew Marr, ^3 : lis. 

Scots. 
„ 22. Alexr. Gray and Margaret Thin, portioner of Blainslies, a.d.n. 

Eupham ; w. William Thin, G. Romanus. 
„ 27. Booked Simon Haitlie and Marion Bunzie, both in this parish. 
„ 28. Nicol Bowar and Margaret Mein in Newtown, a.s.n. Nicol ; w. 
Thomas Stenhouse, Nicol Milne, there. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Mabane 
Nicol Milne, Andrew Marr, Robert Scott, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Marr and Andrew Drummond, £1 : 12s. 
Scots. 

Case of discipline against Marion Bunzie and Simon Haitlie. 
Aug. 4. Mr Gavin Elliot, schoolmaster, and Margaret Angus, a.d.n. Anne ; 
w. Dr John Rutherford, Mr Paterson of Drygrainge. 

This day the minister intimated a fast to be observed Wednes- 
day next, appointed by the Commission of the General Assembly. 
Collected by Andrew Marr and Robert Scott, £2 : 13s. Scots. 
„ 7. The fast day collection by James Laidlay and Andrew Drummond, £$. 
Scots. 

Mortcloath for William Dickson, £2 : 4s. Scots. 
8. Ditto to John Bunzie's child, 8d. 

I I. William Mabane and Simpson in Newsteid, a.s.n. Walter ; w. 

Wm. Slater, Wm. Renaldson, there. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Nicol Milne, 
Robert Scott, Andrew Marr, &c., elders. 

Collected by Robert Scott and Andrew Marr, ^11 : 5s. Scots. 
This day the session resolved that whoever erects seat or loft 
in the kirk shall give an acknowledgment to the poor of the parish. 
Upon the report of Mr. Fisher of Westerhousbyres being 
married clandestinely with Mrs. Hannah Haig, daughter to the 
deceased Mr. Haig of Beemersyde, the session orders their beadle 
to cite Housebyres, and the said Mrs. Haig to the session this day 
eight days. 
13. Mortcloath for John Sibbald. a child, 8s. Scots. 
15. Ditto for William Steel's child, 8s. Scots. 
18. This day the minister read the ablMeviate of the laws against vice 

and profaneness. 
,, John Corhrhn and Helen Bartleman in Newtown, a.s.n. William ; w. 
Thomas Stenhouse, Nicol Milne, there. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Mabane, 
Andrew .Vlein, Andrew Marr, Robert Scott, &c., elders. 

Collected by James Laidlay and Andrew Mein, ^4 : 3s. Scots. 









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Housebyies and Mrs. Haig being summoned sent word that 
he could not wait on the session, but that he would against this 
day eight days. 

The sederunt closed with prayer. 
Aug. 25. John Gordon and Margaret Walker in Darnick, a.s.n. James. 
„ ,, William and Helen Hunters in Melrose, a.d.n. Jean. 

,, „ John Mack and Tudhope in (lattonside, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. Dr. 

Martine, Robert Hunter in Melrose. 

Collected by Robert Scott, ^2 : los. Scots. 
Sept. I. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Mabane, 
Andrew Mein, Nicol Milne, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Marr and John Wallace, ^2 : is. Scots. 
No excuse being offered for Housebyres' noncompearance the 
session order him to be summoned pro 2°^o to the session this day 
eight days. 
„ 7. Mortcloath for Marion Turnbull, ^i :4s. Scots. 

„ 8. John Spear and Alison Gibson in Newsteid, a.d.n. Janet ; w. John and 
Andrew Meins there. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Robert .Scott, 
John Wallace, Andrew Drummond, &;c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Drummond and Nicol Milne, ^2 : 4s. 
Scots. 

Housebyres not being summoned as appointed last session the 
officer not being well, and not compearing this day, the appoint- 
ment to cite him pro 2"''o is continued. 
„ 10. Mortcloath to Agnes Rutherfurd, ^i :4s. Scots. 

,, 15. John Lauder and Elizabeth Dickson in Kedzliedoors, a.d.n. Catharine; 
w. Mungo Park, Laird Marr. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Andrew Marr, 
James Laidlay, Nicol Milne, Robert Scotr, &c., elders. 

Collected by William Hoy and William Milne, ^3 : 6s. Scots. 
Housebyres and Mrs. Haig being summoned pro z"^^o were 
called but compeared not. The minister informs the session 
that he conversed with them, but found them altogether against 
compearing before the session. The session orders them to be 
summoned against this day eight days pro 3''°. 
„ 22. James Laing and Agnes Richie in Melrose, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. William 
Hopkirk, John Corsar. 

Simon Haitlie and Marion Hunzie compeared for the tirst time 
and were rebuked. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Mabane, 
William Milne, William Hoy, Andrew Mein, &c., elders. 
Collected by Andrew Drummond, ^i : 6s. Scots. 
Housebyres and Mrs. Haig being cited pro 3*'° to this day's 
session were called, but compeared not. The session resolve to 
give them a month's time to advise of the affair before they extract 
the same, in order to lay it before the presbytry. 
„ 27. liooked Alexr. Vair and Janet Wilson, both in this parish ; Thomas 

\'air, cautioner. 
„ 29. Simon Haitlie and Marion Bunzie, compeared for the second time. 
„ ,, Collected by Robert Scott, £,2 : 5s. Scots. 

Mortcloath to Isobel Leadhouse, £7. :4s. Scots. 
Oct. 5. Booked Peter Legg in the parish of Selkirk anti Margaret Frier in 
this parish ; Walter Murray, cautioner. 
„ 6. William Blyth and Helen Tailor in Gattonside, a.s.n. Walter. 
„ „ James Henderson and Isobel Halliwall in Gattonside, a.s.n. James ; 
w. Andrew Marr, Robert Halliwall there. 

Collected by John Sibbald and Andrew Drummond, £2 : 8s. 
Scots. 
„ 7. John Johnstone and Isobel Ballentyne in Williamlaw, a.s.n. Thomas ; 
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Mortcloatli to Isoljel Hoy, ^2 :4s. Scots. 
IMoitcloalli to Francis I>un/.ie, a child, 8s. Scots. 
IJest mortcloatli for John Wallace, £2 : 4s. Scots. 
Oct. 1:!. Hooked John Moss and Mary Mein, both in this parish ; William 
Milne, cautioner. 

Mortcloath to Isobel Haliburtone's child, 8s. Scots. 
„ 13. William Hog and Agnes Hardie in Darnick, a.dn. Agnes ; \v. William 
Stoddart, James Dickson, there. 

vSimon Haitlie and Marion IJunzie appeared the third time, 
were rebuked and dismissed. 

Collected by Andrew Mein and William Milne, £2 Scots. 
14. Simon Haitlie and Marion Hun/.ie in Melrose, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. 
Andrew Mein, (jeorge Martine. 
„ 19. Booked in order for marriage Philip Fair in this parish and Alison 

Stevenstone in the parish of Smalholm ; John Young cautioner. 
„ 20. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Wm. Hoy, John 
Mabane, Nicol Milne, &c., elders. 

Collected by William Milne, ^3 :6s. Scots. 
The minister delivered in £^ Scots he received at the synod, 
as arrears due Mr. Duncansone. 

The session appoints Munday come fourteen days for clearing 
their accounts, and do appoint Drygrainge, Robert Scott and John 
Mabane to meet with the minister and clerk for that end. 
„ 25. Booked John Romanus in the parish of Lauder and Marion Darling 

in this parish James Darling, cautioner. 
„ ,, Booked James Paterson in the parish of Earlestown, and Isobel Bell 
in this : William Bell, cautioner. 

//cm. booked George Martine and Agnes Fair, both in this 
parish ; John Young, cautioner. 

Mortcloath to George Wallace, a child, 8s. Scots. 
,, 27. John Grieve and Margaret Thomson in Westerlanglee, a.s.n. 
Thomas ; w. John Fisher, G. Martine. 

Collected by Andrew Drunnnond, £2 : 3s. Scots. 
Nov. 3. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Mabane, 
Robert Scot, Andrew Mein, &:c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Mein and John Sibbald, ^3 : 3s. Scots. 
Thomas Darling, portioner of Appletreeleaves, in name of the 
rest of the fewars of Appletreeleaves and Langhaugh applyed to 
the session for their consent to build a loft for themselves above 
the new loft bewest the ladies' loft, they having her Ladyship's 
bailie's consent thereto. The session does go in with the same, 
only if James Fisher of Sorrowlessfield apply to them for a 
share of the same within a month, they are to take him in as a 
sharer. 

Received testimonials for Margaret White, Jean Lawrie and 
Agnes Gray. 
,, 4. This day mett conform to apjjointment, Drygrainge, John Mabane, 
Robert Scot, the minister and clerk, and revised the treasurer's 
accompls. They find the charge exceed the discharge ^"45 ; 9s. 
Scots. There was given in of the remains of the sacrament money 
^16 : IDS. There was also given in of mortcloath and marriage 
money, ^34 : i : 6, which in all makes £()6 : i : 6. This added to 
^654 ; 4s. makes ^750 : 5 : 6, wherewith the treasurer is to 
charge himself. 

The minister gave in a discharge for £c) Scots collected for the 
bridge of Stauchar. 
,, 7. James Hunter and Isobel Gray in Whitlaw, a.s.n. James : w. Robert 

Lees, Wm. Bailie, there. 
,, 8. Patrick Bulman and Agnes Cochran in Newtown, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. 

Nicol Milne, Thomas Stenhouse, there. 
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Nov. 12. Booked Edward Turner and Margaret Wilson, both in this parish ; 

George Blaikie, cautioner. 

Mortcloath for Janet HaUburtone, {^2 : 4s. Scots. 

Booked George Stirhng in this parish and Grisal Runchainan in the 

parish of Ligerwood : John Stirhng, cautioner. 

Collected by Robert Scot and Win. Hoy, £2 : 15s. .Scots. 

Thomas Hoy and Jannet .Smith in Gattonsidc, a.d.n. Margaret ; \v. 

Andrew Marr, Wm. Hoy. 

Mortcloath for John Fairbairn's child, 8s. Scots. 

24. Collected by Andrew Drummond, ^i : 17s. Scots. 

John Brown and Isobel Hunter in IMelrose, a.s.n. David ; w. Robert 

Johnstone, Andrew Martine. 

Collected by Robert Scot and Andrew Drummond, ^2 Scots. 

Booked Andrew Henderson in this parish and Janet Mack in the 

parish of Gordon ; John Thomson, cautioner. 

James Dickson and Janet Blaikie in Newsteid, a.d.n. Helen ; w. John 

Mein, John .Spear. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Andrew Mein, 

Andrew Marr, John Mabane, Robert Scot, iXic, elders. 

Collected by William Milne, £2 : 12s. Scots. 

The beadle is appointed to order George Frier and his wife to 

appear for their antenuptial fornication this day eight days. 

It was represented for James Fisher of Sorrowlessfield that he 

craved the session's concurrence to have a share of the loft to be 

built by the fewars of Appletreeleaves. The session appoint him 

this day eight days to appear for the said suit himself. 

g. Andrew Pringle and in Blainslies, a.d.n. Janet ; w. John Fisher, 

John Forrest. 

10. Mortcloath for John Furves, child, 8s. Scots. 

15. This day the minister intimated a recommendation of the synod for a 
collection to assist in building a meeting house for the dissenting 
congregation of Falstone on North Tyne which is to be gathered 
this day eight days, as also for relieving a poor man in Faldon- 
side that had his house burnt. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Wm. Hoy, 
Nicol Milne, John Sibbald, John Mercer, Andrew Mein, &c., elders. 

Collected by John Sibbald, £2 : 12s. Scots. 

James Fisher of Sorrowlessfield compeared and craved the 
session's concurrence for a share of that loft to be built by the 
fewars of Appletreeleaves, which the session complyed with, and 
granted that he should come in as a partner with them. 

George Frier is appointed to be summoned pro 2"''o to appear 
with his wife for their antenuptial fornication. 

16. This day mett at the desire of George Hoy, treasurer, in a weak state 
of body to take in his accompts, the minister, John Mabane, 
Robert Scot, with their clerk, and having compeared charge with 
discharge since last clearance, they find he has debursed ^13 : is. 
Scots more than he has received, which deduced from ^750 : 5s., 
that was to be accompted for by him, makes remaining in his 
hand ^737 ; 4s., which money'being told over by the minister and 
elders in the presence of John Hoy, brother to the said George, 
amounted to ^670 : 13s., which with ^48 lent by the session's 
consent by the said treasurer makes £7iS : 13s., this coming short 
of the sum chargeable upon the treasurer, ^18 : 11s. was intimate 
to the said George by the minister. There was £g : 6s. of white 
money and ^10: 13s. of brass coin lodged in George Martine's 
hand for the present exigeness of the parish ; the rest, consisting 
of 24 guineas and £2g sterling, was put up in bags till the session 
consider what way it is to be disposed of All other papers 
belonging to the session were also received. 

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Dec. 22. George Frier and liis wife appeared for the first time and were 
rebuked. 

Collected by John Mabane and Anchew Marr, foi the purposes 
intimated day eighth days, ^21 : los. Scots. 
George Blaikie and Mary Gray in Langhaugh, a.d.n. Janet ; \v. 

Thomas Darling, James Blaikie. 
James Fisher and Isobel Wight of Sorrowlessfield, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. 

Andrew Marr, Alexr. Fisher. 
Mortcloath to John Marl's child, 8s. Scots. 
George Frier and his wife appeared for the second time. 

Collected by William Milne and Laird Marr, £,2 :6s. Scots. 

Mortcloath for Alison Hog, £2 : 4s. Scots. 

George Frier and his wife appeared for the third time and were 
dismissed. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, ]3rygrainge, John Mabane, 
William Hoy, John Mercer, John Sibbald, Andrew Mein, &c., 
elders. 

Collected by Robert Scot and John Mercer, £2 : los. Scots. 

The minister reports that he has conversed with Housebyres, 
who says he cannot get the testificate of his marriage from Mr. 
Robison who married them. 

The session referrs this division of the collection gathered 
22nd ult. to the minister's direction. 

10. Alexr. and Janet Bells in Melrose, a.s.n. James ; w. Robert Ormistone, 
Andrew Martine, there. 

11. Mortcloath to Helen Mathison, 12s. Scots. 

12. John Laidlay and Agnes Mein in Eildon, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Mungo 
Laidlay, Nicol Milne. 

Collected by Andrew Mein, £2 : 6s. Scots. 
„ 19. John Smith and Alargaret W'ight in Darnick, a.s.n. John ; w. John 
Smith, James Wight, there. 

After prayer sederunt, the minister, Drygrainge, William Hoy, 
William Milne, John Mercer, &c., elders. 

Collected by Wm. Hoy and Wm. Milne, £2 : 8s. Scots. 
The minister gave in a receipt for 13s. sterling, given to Blyth 
in Faldonside, and another for 2s. 6d. to one in Robertone parish. 
The session have this day resolved to lend to Andrew Marr, 
portioner of Gattonside. what money they can spare belonging to 
the poor upon heretable security. 
,, 24. This day Andievv Marr, portioner of Gattonside, gave in an lieretable 
bond to the session for ^^54 sterling, which exhausts the sum 
lodged in the box, except 4s. sterling, which with the said bond 
was laid up in the box. 
,, 26. Robert Trotter and Margaret Mabane in Melrose, a.d.n. Barbara. 
„ ,, James Lythgow and Margaret Riddell, there, a.s.n. James ; w. John 
and William Mabanes. 

Collected by Andrew Marr and Andrew Drummond, £2 : 2s. 
Scots. 
Feb. I. Booked Robert Turnl)ull and Isobel Shiel, both in this parish ; 
William Atchison, cautioner. 

Mortcloath to Jean Hunter, a child, los. Scots. 
„ 2. Andrew Mein and Janet Renaldson in Newtown, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. 
Thomas Stenhouse, James Mein, there. 

Collected by Nicol Milne and John Mercer, £2 : 9s Scots. 
William Mofifatt and Elizabeth Mofifatt in Ouplaw, a.s.n. John. 
John Murray and Grisel Alley in W'illiamlaw. a.s.n. John. 
William Smail and Janet Sandilands in Langhaugh, a.s.n. James. 
John Mann and Agnes Ruth in Williamlaw, a.d.n. Barbara ; w. James 

Burves, Robert Moffatt. 
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Feb. 12. George Martine and Agnes Wilson in Gattonside, a.s.n. James ; w. 
John Marr, Alexr. N'oung, there. 
,, 16. Collected by Andrew Marr and James Laidlay, ^2 ; 9s. Scots. 

Mortcloath for John Moody . 

„ 23. Andrew F^orsan and Mabane in Drygrangennln, a.d.n. Margaret ; 

w. John and Andrew Mein. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Mabane, 
Andrew Mein, John Sibbald, Nicol Milne, Robert Scot, &c., 
elders. 

Collected by Andrew Marr, ^i : 12s. Scots. 
Margaret Tait in Melrose having brought forth a child as is 
reported to Thomas Mabane, son to John Mabane in Melrose, the 
beadle is appointed to cite them both to the session against this 
day fourteen days. 

Mr. Fisher of Housebyres having given no satisfaction to the 
session about the irregular marriage, the session referrs the whole 
affair to the presbytry of Selkirk that is to meet at Selkirk the 
4th of March next, and the clerk is appointed to extract the same 
for that end. 
,, 28. Booked George Walker in this and Anne Pringle in the parish of 
Earlestown ; Andrew Pringle, cautioner. 
Mar. 2. John Cochran and Margaret Mein in Eildon, a.d.n. Agnes. 

,, „ John Haig and Margaret Duncan in Newsteid, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 
John Sibbald, John Mein. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Mercer, 
John Sibbald, John Mabane, Robert Scot, &c., elders. 

Collected by Robert Scot and Andrew Drummond, £'2 : lis. 
Scots. 

Case of disciphne against Robert Mercer in Newsteid and 
Agnes Yorkstone there. 

Drygrainge appointed to wait on the session, Tuesday next. 
,, 5. John Pringle and Margaret Young in Blainslies, a.s.n. John ; w. John 

Wallace, William Thine. 
„ 9. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Andrew Mein, 
William Milne, William Hoy, Andrew Marr, Nicol Milne, &c. 
elders. 

Collected by John Sibbald and Andrew Mein, ^2 : 8s. Scots. 
Case of discipline against Margaret Tait and Thomas Mabane 
continued. 

Case of discipline against Agnes Yorkstone and Robert Mercer 
continued. 
,, ID. Mortcloath to Agnes Napier, ^i : 4s. Scots. 
„ 16. Thomas Bunzie and Agnes Mein in Newsteid, a.s.n. Robert. 
,, „ Walter Rae aud Christian Richie in Newtown, a.d.n. Margaret. 
„ „ James Crosbie and Agnes Haitlie in Housebyres, a.d.n. Hanna ; w. 
Thomas Stenhouse, Nicol Milne. 

Mary Tait appeared for the first time and was rebuked. 
After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Mabane, 
John Sibbald, James Laidlay, Robert Moffatt, &c., elders. 

Collected by John Mercer and Andrew Drummond, ^i : i8s. 
Scots. 

Case of discipline against Agnes Yorkstone and Robert Mercer 
continued. 
„ 23. Margaret Tait appeared the second time. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, William Hoy, 
John Sibbald, John Mabane, Robert Scot, &c., elders. 

Collected by Robert Scot and Andrew Marr, /,2 : 8s. Scots. 

In the affair of Robert Mercer and Agnes Yorkstone, nothing 

having cast up but that she accuses him, and he accuses her, the 

session was of the mind that they should be called and rebuked 

and discharged converse with one another. She was accordingly 



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called in, seiiously atlmonished, gravely rebuked, and discharged 

converse witli the said Robert witli certification. Robert was also 

called, admonished, rebuked, and discharged with the said Agnes, 

then dismissed. 

Mar. 26. Best Mortcloath to James Bostone, Wynd, ^"2 : ^s. .Scots. 

„ 29. Booked .Vlexander Slrachan and Mary Mein, both in this parish ; 

William .Mein, cautioner. 

,, 30. Walter and Margaret (irays in Melrose, a.s.n. James. 

„ ,. William Milne and Elizabeth Mein in Uarnick, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. 

John Mercer, Robert Milne. 

Margaret Tait compeared for the third time, was rebuked and 

dismissed. vShe paid in ^1 : los. Scots. 

Collected by William Milne, ^2 : 8s. Scots. 

„ 31. John Coat and Agnes Purves in Langshaw, a.s.n. Robert; w. James 

Laidlay, Wm. Atchison. 

April 6. Mortcloath to John Milne's child, 8d. 

„ „ Robert Grierson and Marion W'ilson in Darnick, a.s.n. George ; w. 

Wm. Wilson, Thomas V'air. 

Thomas Mabane appeared for the first time, and was rebuked 

for his sin of fornication with Margaret Tait. 

This day the minister gave in a discharge for 20s. sterling for the 

dissenting congregation of Falstone, collected December 22nd last. 

Collected by Andrew Drummond and Andrew Mein, £\ : 4s. 

Scots. 

„ 13. James Craig and Helen Peper in Mehose, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. Wm. 

Bain, Wm. Steel. 

Thomas Mabane compeared for the second time. 

Collected by John Sibbald and Wm. Milne, £2 Scots. 

,, 17. Mortcloath to Eupham Leadhouse, £^\ :4s. Scots. 

18. Mortcloath to Isobel Milne, a child, 8s. Scots. 

„ Adam Harvie and Isobel Leithen in Westhouses, a.s.n. Mungo ; w. 

George and Andrew Martines. 

20. Andrew Renaldson and Janet Scot in Darnick, a.s.n. James. 

,, Thomas Mabane in fornication with Margaret Tait in Melrose, a.d.n. 

Isobel ; w. John Mercer, William Renaldson. 

Thomas Mabane compeared the third time, and was rebuked 

and dismissed, and paid in £1 : los. Scots. 

Collected by Robert Scot, Andrew Drummond, ^i : 15s. Scots. 

Mortcloath to John Hog's child, 8s. Scots, by ditto for a burial 

place, I2s. Scots. 

Mortcloath to Ale.xr. Ellie's child, 8s. Scots. 

„ 24. Alexr. -Strachan and Mary Mein, married in the manse, 12s. Scots. 

„ „ James Martine and Margaret Ellies in Gattonside, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; 

w. Wm. Blyth, Wm. Martine. 

„ 27. William Mabane and Isobel Bannatyne in Melrose, a.s.n. Adam. 

„ ,, Andrew Martine and Margaret Alexander in Melrose, a.s.n. Andrew. 

„ ,, Robert Waddell and Agnes Turner in Buckholm, a.s.n. William ; w. 

John Mabane, (leorge Martine. 

Collected by John \\'allace and John Mercer, £2 : 12s. Scots. 

May 4. Collected by William Hoy and Robert Moffat, £2 : 5s. Scots. 

„ 6. Mortcloath to Isobel Milne, £2 : 4s. Scots. 

„ „ Ditto to Anne Scot, a child, 8d. 

„ 9. Booked James Atchison in this and Janet Davidson in the parish ot 

Earlestown ; William Mein, cautioner. 

„ 10. Mortcloath to George Hoy, £2 : 4s. -Scots. 

,, „ Ditto to Alexr. Fisher, £2 :4s. Scots. 

„ II. Collected by James Laidlay and John Mabane, ^3 : 19s. Scots. 

„ 16. Booked John Mitchclhill in this and Mary Chisholm in the parish of 

Galashiels ; Richard Park, cautioner. 

/fern, William Thin in the parish of Lauder and Eui)ham, Smith 

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May 18. Collected by Andrew Diummond and William Milne, £5 : is. Scots. 

„ 23. Booked John Mein in the parish of Galashiels and Isobel Faniiltone 

in this parish ; James Mein, cautioner. 

„ 24. Booked William Martine and Jean Grieve, botli in this parish ; 

Thomas Darling, cautioner. 

Item, William Haliday in this parish and Elizabeth Dickman 

in the parish of Earlestown ; William Bailie, cautioner. 

Mortcloath to Elizabeth Martine, a child, 8d. 

,, 25. Collected by Andrew Mein and John Sibbald, £i : 9s. Scots. 

,, 28. Booked John and Elizabeth Stirling, both in this parish ; Jan'es 

Stirling, cautioner. 

„ ^o. Mortcloath to William Elliot, Mr. Elliot's child, 12s. Scots. 

„ 31. Ditto to Nicol Mercer's child, 8s. Scots. 

June I. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John W^allace, 

William Hoy, William Milne, Robert Moffatt, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Marr and John Mercer, £2 : 14s. Scots. 

John Hoy, John Bell, and James Sandilands are ordered to be 

cited to the session this day fourteen days, as having profaned the 

Lord's day. 

„ 3. Thomas Thomson and Margaret Hog from Stow, married here, gave 

in I2s. Scots. 

„ 6. James Burnet and Margaret Skirven in Darnick, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. 

James Wight, James Stoddart. 

,, 8. Robert Thomson and Magdalene Hope in Drygrainge boathouse, 

a.s.n. John. 

,, ,, Andrew Pringle and Anne Brock in Melrose, a.d.n. Janet ; w. Walter 

Murray, Alexr. Cook. 

Collected by John Mercer and Andrew Druinmond, £2 : 8s. 

Scots. 

,, 15. John Hoy and Alison Cunningham in Melrose, a.s.n. Andrew. 

„ „ James Hart and Agnes Thomson in Gattonside, a.s.n. John ; w. 

Andrew Marr, William Hoy. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John 

Mercer, William Hoy, Andrew Marr, Andrew Drummond, &c. 

elders. 

Collected by James Laidlay and Robert Scot, £3 : is. Scots. 

James Sandilands and John Bell being summoned were called 

and compeared, and interrogate if present when John Hoy turned 

over an hay stack in the minister's yard about three weeks ago 

in the time of Divine Worship, answered they were, and that they 

frequently forbad him, but he would do it, and said it was the last 

ill turn he was to do about the town. They were e.xhorted to a 

strict observance of the Lord's Day, and dismissed. Then John 

Hoy was called and compeared with what is above emitted and 

and did not deny the same. He was removed, and the session 

considering the aftan-, thought proper he should be called in and 

rebuked instantly with certification. He was called in and the 

same accordingly done. 

The session have agreed that the sacrament of the supper 

shall be given here the 13th next moneth. 

, 17. Andrew Darling and Margaret Fleeming in Blainslies, a.d.n. Mary ; 

w. Alexr. Gray, William Thin. 

„ 20. Mortcloath for William Thin's daughter, ^^i : 4s. Scots. 

„ 22. Collected by Nicol Milne and John Sibbald, £3 : is. Scots. 

„ 29. The minister intimated the celebration of the sacrament of the supper 

in this place, this day fifteen days, the 13th next moneth. 

Collected by Wm. Hoy and Andrew Mein, £2 Scots. 

July 6. John Anderson and Elizabeth Fiddes in Melrose, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 

John Fiddes, Andrew Dawson. 

The minister intimated Thursday next, the fast before the 

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After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Mabane, 
Robert Scot, Andrew Mein, >S:c., elders. 

Collected by John Mabane and Andrew Marr, ^3 : 6s. Scots. 

The session appointed Thursday next for privy tryals and 
ordering about the distribution of tokens. 

Mortcloath for Marion Wright, ^i : 4s. Scots. 
July 8. This day being appointed for privy tryals, after prayer sederunt, the 
Minister, Drygrainge, John Mabane, Robert Scott, William Hoy, 
Andrew .Marr, Andrew Drummond, Nicol Milne, James Laidlay, 
and John .Sibbald, elders. 

The elders present were removed by pairs, tryed and approven, 
and encouraged to go on in the Lord's work. 

Collections to be gathered on Thursday by Andrew Marr and 
Andrew Drummond at the south door ; John Mercer and Andrew 
Mein at the west door ; James Laidlay at the north door. 

Saturday. 
Robert Mofifat at the east stile. 

Andrew Marr at the minister's entry to be continued. Andrew 
Mein at the south door. Robert Scot at the south stile. James 
Laidlay and John Wallace at the west stile. 

The collections Lord's Day and Monday to be gathered as 
formerly, and doors kept as preceeding years. 

The elders were enjoined circumspection in the 
of tokens. 

The sederunt closed with prayer. 
Collection, Fast Day, - - - - 

Collection, Saturday, . . - . 

Collection, Sabbath Day, 
Collection, Monday, . - - . 

Sum of collections, - - . - ^51 12 o 

Debursed to the poor of the parish 

to poor recommended, &c. - - 34 16 o 

^i6 16 o 

Which is appointed to be gi\en in to the treasurer, wherewith 
he is to charge himself 
„ 16. Mortcloath to Thomas Trotter's child, 8d. 

„ 20. Thomas Hunter and Mary Alartine in Melrose, a.s.n. Thomas : w. 
Doctor and George Martine. 

Collected by John Sibbald and John Mercer, ^4 : 2s. Scots. 
„ 27. Collected by Robert Mofifat and John Mabane, ^1 : 4s. Scots. 
Aug. I. John Noteman and Mary Purves in Langhaugh, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 
Thomas Darling, Cilbert Welsh. 

.Mortcloath to Elizabeth Mein, a child, 8d. 
„ 3. The minister intimated a fast to be observed Thursday next ap])ointed 
by the General Assembly. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Wm. Milne, 
Andrew Marr, John Mabane, iS:c., elders. 

Collected by Wm. Hoy and Andrew Drummond, Jj2 : 14s. 
Scots. 

It was represented for Charles Wilkieson that he is willing to 
submit this affair to the session, and it being put to the vote 
whether the rebuke he got before >;hould stand for one day's 
appearance, it carried that it should. Then it was condescended 
upon that he should appear Thursday next, being tlie fast day, and 
the Sabbath thereafter. 
„ 5. Charles Wilkieson and Anne Paterson, a.d.n. Margaret ; sponsor, 

Drygrainge ; w. Mr Gavin Elliot, Wm. Pomphray. 
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Aug. 7. James Leithen and Sclatter in Eildon, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. John 

Sibbald, John Cochran. 

Collected by John Mabane and Robert Scott, ^5 : 15s. Scots. 
Collected by John Sibbald and William Milne, £3 Scots. 
Mortcloath to George Sibbald's child, 8s. Scots. 
Ditto to Helen Clark, ^i : 4s. Scots. 
Ditto to Helen Sibbald, ^2 : 4s. Scots. 
Collected by Nicol Milne and Andrew Mein, £,2 : 18s. Scots. 
24. Collected by John Sibbald, £2 : 3s. Scots. 
Mortcloath for John Heiton, £2 : 4s. Scots. 

27. John F"isher and Isobel Scot in Easter Langlee, a.s.n. Alexander : \v. 
Walter and George Thomson. 

28. Mortcloath to Isobel Mercer, ^i : 4s. Scots. 

29. Mortcloath to John Waddell, 14s. Scots. 
31. Collected by Wm. Hoy and Andrew Drummond, £2 : 7s. Scots. 

Sept. 7. William Morison and Margaret Atchison in Melrose, a.d.n. .Margaret; 
\v. George and William Lawries. 

Collected by Robert Scot and Wm. Milne, £2 : 13s. Scots. 
„ 14. The minister intimated the sentence of the lesser excommunication 
against Mr Walter Scott, late of Whitstead. 

Collected by Andrew Drummond, £2 : 2s. Scots. 
,, 21. Itimated a collection for the Orphans' Hospital at Edinburgh to be 

gathered against this day 8th days. 
„ „ William Cook and Margaret Lawrie in Melrose, a.s.n. George ; w. 
Alexr. Cook, George Lawrie. 

Collected by William Milne, £2 : is. Scots. 
., 28. Robert Steel and Elizabeth Walker in Melrose, a.s n. Robert ; w. 
George Walker, Nicol Mercer. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Mabane, 
Wm. Hoy, Andrew Mein, &c., elders. 

Collected as intimated last day, by Robert Scott and Andrew 
Mar, and Andrew Drummond, ^28 : 12s. Scots. 

A report of Mrs Jean Elliot, niece to Lady Whithaugh, her 
being with child, the session appoints their meeting Thursday 
next to enquire into that affair, and the said Mrs Elliot, and Mr 
John Lythgow to whom it is said she is married, are ordered to 
be cited to the same diet. 
,, 29. Mortcloath to John Anderson's child, 8d. 
Oct. 2. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Mabane, 
Andrew Marr, elders. 

Mr John Lythgow being called, compeared, and being re- 
quired if married to Mrs Jean Elliot, to produce his marriage 
lines, which he did, bearing date March 6th, 1732, subscribed by 
William Willie, minister, John Law and James Wilson, witnesses. 
Though this was of the date before his residence in this place, yet he 
was rebuked and gave in to the poor of this place /12 : 12s. Scots. 
,, 3. Booked Thomas Plenderleith in the parish of Earlstone and Margaret 

Welsh in this ; Gilbert Welsh, cautioner. 
„ 5. George Martine and Agnes Fair in Westhouses, a.d.n. Agnes. 

., „ John Anderson and Janet Mack in Gattonside, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 
Andrew Marr, Andrew Stuart. 

Collected by William Hoy and Andrew Drummond, £2 : 8s. 
Scots. 
„ 7. Alexr. Sandilands and Margaret Ker in Bentmilne, a.d.n. Eupham. 

„ George Grieve and Somervail in Blainslies, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 

Alexr. Gray, John Wallace. 

John Anderson, skiner in Melrose, gave in for a new burial 
place, los. Scots. 
„ 12. James Lockie and Marion Lockie in Eildon, a.d.n. Helen. 
„ „ Philip Fair and Margaret Stevenstone in Gattonside, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 
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Collected by Robert Scot and John Sibbald, £i : 4s. Scots. 
Moitcloatli lo Margaret Frier, £\ : 4s. Scots. 
Oct. 12. Alexr. Ellies and Margaret Wilson in Danieltown, a.d.n. Agnes; w. 
Henry Cook, George Martine. 
,, 18. Booked John Dawson in tiie jKuish of Smaliiolm, and Helen Hog in 
this parish ; Robert Hog, cautioner. 

Item, booked Robert Bunzie and Margaret Mein, both in this 
parish ; John lUmzie, cautioner. 
„ 19. Collected by William Milne, £2 : 8s. Scots. 

„ 24. John Milne and Brown in Newtown, a.s.n. Alexr. ; w. Thomas 

Stenhouse, Nicol Milne. 

Booked Gilbert 15ourlees in the parish of Stow and Helen Mark- 
in this parish ; Richard Park, cautioner. 

Booked Thomas Speeding in the parish of Bowden and 
Margaret Bunzie in this parish ; Andrew Bunzie, cautioner. 
„ 26. Collected by Nicol Milne, £2 :9s. Scots. 
Nov. I. Booked Richard Allan in the parish of Lauder and Jean Allan in this 
parish ; Hugh Grieve, cautioner. 
,, 2. Mortcloath to John Milne, a child, 8d. 
„ ,, John Purves and Agnes Thin in Alelrose, a.s.n. William. 
„ „ Wm. Haliday and Margaret Atchison, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Andrew Marr, 
James Smail. 

Collected by Andrew Marr and Andrew Drummond, £2 : 7s. 
Scots. 

„ 6. Andrew Smith and Boustone in Gattonside, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. 

Thomas and John Boustones. 
,, 7. Booked John Edmund in the parish of Selkirk and Agnes Eastone in 
this ; William Bain, cautioner. 

Booked (jeorge Martine and Margaret White, both in this 
parish ; Dr. John Rutherfurd, cautioner. 
„ 8. Booked John Gill and Helen Paterson, both in this parish ; James 
Smail, cautioner. 

Mortcloath to James Stirling's son, £1 :4s. Scots. 
„ 9. Thomas Marr and Jean Craig in Melrose, a.s.n. Robert. 
„ „ George Scot and Isobel Tailor in Danieltone, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. 
Robert Scot, Andrew Marr. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, William Hoy, 
John Mabane, Robert Scot, Andrew Mein, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Mein and Andrew Drummond, 
£2 : 8s. Scots. 

The session appoints first Monday next month for revising the 
accompts, and other affairs. 
„ 16. James Speeding and Janet Mercer in Bridgend, a.s.n. Da\id ; w. 

Andrew Drummond, Robert Rutherfurd, there. 
„ „ George Atchison and Bessie Hopkirk in .Melrose, a.s.n. Thomas; w. 
William Hopkirk, William Cook, there. 

Collected by Robert Scot, ^i : i6s. Scots. 
,, 19. Booked in order for marriage Adam Dods and Elizabeth Gill, both in 

this parish ; George Lawrie, cautioner. 
,, 20. Mortcloath to John Ilaliwall, £\ : 4s. Scots. 
„ 23. George Mack and Janet Tudhope in Gattonside, a.s.n. John. 
„ „ Thomas Ttotter and .Marion Henderson in Alelrosc, a.d.n. Margaret ; 
w. John Mabane, Laird Marr. 

Collected by John Sibbald and Andrew Mein, £2 : los. Scots. 
„ 29. Mortcloath to Janet Redpath, £2 : 4s. .Scots. 

„ 30. Collected by William Milne and .Andrew Drummond, £2 : 16s. Scots. 
Dec. I. After prayer sederunt, conform to former appointment the minister. 
John Mabane, Andrew Marr, Robert Scott, Andrew Mein, elders. 
The session considering the smallness of their number by 
reason of the badness of the weather, delayed every thing they in- 
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meantime, the sederunt closed with prayer. 

Same day the minister, John Mabane, Robert Scott, Andrew 
Marr and Nicol Mihie mett with their clerk, and examined the 
accounts of the poor's money since December i6th, 1734, and after 
comparing charge with discharge, they find the charge exceeds the 
discharge ^140 : 14s. Scots, wherewith George Martine, whom the 
session continues to take in the poor's money, is to charge himself 
with at next meeting, ^140 : 14s. Scots. 
Dec. 5. Boolced John Walker in the parish of Ancrum and Elizabeth Martine 
in this parish, John Tait, cautioner. 

John Cochrane and Helen liartleman in Newtown, a.d.n. Helen ; w. 
Nicol Milne, Thomas Stenhouse. 

Booked William Bunzie in this parish and Barbara Trotter in the 
parish of Ancrum ; Robert Bunzie, cautioner. 

Collected by John Sibbald and William Hoy, £2 : 8s. Scots. 

Mortcloath to George Turner, £2 : 4s. Scots 

Michael Wallace and Isobel Blaikie, a.d n. Marion : w. George and 
Andrew Martines. 

14. Charles Wilkieson compeared before the congregation for his guilt 
with Isobel Haliburtone. 

Collected by Andrew Drummond and Andrew Marr, £2 : 9s. 
Scots. 

15. Mortcloath for Marion Wallace, a child, 8d. 

16. Thomas Darling, surgeon, and Thomson in Langhaugh, a.d.n. 

Agnes ; w. James Heiton, John Noteman. 

21. Charles Wilkieson compeared, was rebuked and dismissed. 
Collected by James Laidlay and John Sibbald, £2 : 2s. Scots. 

22. Thomas Watson and Cochran in Blainslies, a.s.n. Thomas ; \v. 

Alexr. Gray, John Wallace. 

26. Mortcloath to Alexr. Bell's child, 8d. 

28. George Walker and Anne Pringle in Melrose, a.s.n. George. 
„ William and Helen Hunters in Melrose, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Doctor 
Martine, Robert Hunter. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Mabane, 
Andrew Mein and William Milne, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Mein and Andrew Drummond, ^2 :2s. Scots. 
The session appoints the 22nd day next month for considering 
what is necessary concerning the poor's money. 
1736. 
Jan. 3. Mortcloath to a child, 8d. 

„ 4. Collected by Robert Scot and William Milne, £2 : 3s. Scots. 

„ 9. Booked George Hoy in the parish of Earlstone, and Isobel Hoy in 

this parish ; Thomas Hoy, cautioner. 
,, II. Collected by Andrew Mein and Andrew Marr, £2 : 3s. Scots. 
,, 12. Mortcloath to Margaret Henderson, ^i :4s. Scots. 
,, 18. John Laidlay and Agnes Mein in Eildon, a.s.n. Thomas. 
„ „ William Martin and Margaret Drummond in Gattonside, a.s.n. John ; 
w. John Sibbald, Wm. Sandilands. 

Collected by William Milne, ^i : 19s. Scots. 
„ 22. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, John Mabane, William Milne, 
Robert Scott, elders. 

This day the elders because of the paucity of their number 
could do no business, but adjourned their meeting till this day 
eighth days, and George Martine is to acquaint the several elders. 
25. Collected by Andrew Marr and Wm. Milne, ^i : i8s. Scots. 
,, Received from Pearson for a new burial place, lod. 

28. Mortcloath to Margaret Mein, £2 : 4s. Scots. 

29. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Andrew Marr, 
Robert Scott, Andrew Drummond, John Sibbald, William Hoy, 
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The session considering the state of the debts due the poor, 
and they having sold by way of roup John Dowar's house 
belonging to them to John Mein in Newsteid, and the said John 
having sold the same to William Willianisnn, present possessor of 
the said house, the money being unpaid and the rights undeli\"ered, 
the session orders a disposition to be drawn for the said house 
and subscribed by the Minister, Drygrainge, Robert Scot and 
John Mabane in the name of the session, and given the said 
William Williamson, and he to pay or give security for the money. 

The session is to give in a list of debts to Wm. Hunter 
Monday next, that he pursue for and recover them. 

Application being made by Robert Mercer, weaver, portioner 
of Newsteid, for the loan of ^,5 sterling, the session condescends 
to allow him the same upon heretable security. 

Thomas Williamson, representing that he made John Dods 
and his wife coffins, and is still unpaid, nor is there anything to 
pay him with, the session allow him los. sterling for the two ; as 
also 5s. sterling to Thomas Gill for John Waddell's coffin. 

John Hoy was called and charged to pay ^18 : us. Scots, the 
sum his brother George came short off during his treasurership, 
which the said John though succeeding to all refuses to do. 

This day, Drygrainge, Mr. Gavin Elliot, schoolmaster, and 
Thomas Boustone, Burnbraehead, gave in a crown to the poor as an 
acknowledgement for their liberty of building a loft to the west of 
Lady Isabella's, which loft Drygrainge is to possess the just half 
to the eastward, Mr. Elliot and Thomas Boustone the other half 
equally twixt them, that is, by turns, and the said Thomas with his 
brother John, who has the ec|uall half of his half, having possessed 
the west side last year, is to take the east side this, after Candlemas 
next, and so on per vices twixt Mr. Elliot and them in all time 
coming. 
Jan. 31. The two best mortcloaths to Helen Sibbald, ^^3 : 8s. Scots. 
Feb. I. James Watt and Margaret Darling in Melrose, a.s.n. Andrew. 

,, „ Alexr. and Helen Youngs in Gattonside, a.s.n. James ; w. Robert 
Penman, John Young. 

Collected by John Mercer, £2 : 3s. Scots. 
„ 3. This day mett the Minister, Drygrainge, John Mabane, Robert Scott, 
and according to their resolution the 29th last, gave in to William 
Hunter a list of debts due the poor, which he is to pursue for and 
recover, as also a power to pursue John Hoy, portioner of Melrose, 
for the ^18 : iis. his brother George came short in during his 
treasurership. 

They likeways in name of the session signed a disposition 
to William Williamson and delivered the same with other evidents 
relative thereto, from whom they received as the price of the 
house he possesses conform to the roup of the same March 1720, 
^46 Scots, and his bill for ^20 Scots, as an acknowledgement for 
possessing the said house since that time, of which ^46 there was 
delivered to Mr. Wilkison, clerk, for his pains about the papers 
^5 : 4s. Scots. 

Given in by Charles Wilkieson as his penalty, £2 : 10s. 
Scots. 

Mortcloalh for Helen Scott, ^i :4s., a new burial place for 
ditto, lod. 
,, 8. George Mercer and Isobel Hunter in Darnick, a.d.n Helen. 
,, „ Andrew Wood and Jean Mack in Gattonside, a.d.n. Margaret; w. 
John Mercer, William Hunter. 

Collected by Andrew Drummond, £\ : 12s. Scots. 
„ 15 Andrew and Catharine Mercers in Bridgend, a.s.n. William; w. 
William Hude, James Speeding. 

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After sermon the minister baptised to Mr. John Lythgow and 
Jean Elhot, a.s.n. James ; \v. John Fisher, John Bowie. 
Collected at said baptism, 15s. Scots. 
Mortcloath for Bessie Moffatt, ^i : 4s. Scots. 
James Ker and Margaret Park, married here, 12s. Scots. 
Mortcloath for Christian Laidlay, £2 : 4s. Scots. 
Collected by Andrew Mein, ^t : 5s. Scots. 
Mortcloath for Margaret Jerdain, ^i : 4s. Scots. 

John Fairbairn and Bessie Flint in Melrose, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. Thomas 
and Win. Lookup. 

Collected by Andrew Drummond and Andrew Marr, ^i :9s. 
Scots. 
Mar. 2. The two best mortcloaths to Elizabeth Heiton, ^3 : 8s. Scots. 
//e//u tnortcioath to Margaret Skirven, £2 :4s. Scots. 
James Lambert and Margaret Turnbull in Buckholm, a.s.n. James. 
Richard Park and Marion Pringle in AUanshaws, a.d.n. Marion ; w. 

Hilslop, James Purves. 

4. Mortcloath to Isobel Laidlay, a child, 8s. Scots. 
For a new burial place, los. Scots. 

7. John Bunzie and Wallace in Eildon, a.s.n. James. 

,, Alexr. Strachan and Mary Mein in Melrose, a.d.n. Susanna. 
„ Robert Myles and Janet Mathison in Gattonside, a.d.n. Annabella ; 
w. John Sibbald, Richard Bowar. 

Collected by John Sibbald, £2 : 19s. Scots. 
Mortcloath to Nicol Stenhouse, £2 : 4s. Scots. 
Booked in order for marriage, James Blyth and Margaret Fisher, 
both in this parish ; John Moss, cautioner. 

14. Collected by Andrew Marr and John Mabane, £2 : 7s. Scots. 

15. Thomas Dalgliesh and Janet Brown in Langshawmiln, a.s.n. Adam ; 
w. Alexr. Gray, William Thin. 

19. Mortcloath for Catharine Paterson, £2 : 4s. Scots. 

21. Robert Hog and ALargaret Gillas in Melrose, a.s.n. John ; w. Robert 

Johnstone, John Mabane. 

Collected by Andrew Drummond and Andrew Mein, £i : 19s. 

Scots. 
24. Mortcloath for John Cochran, £2 : 4s. Scots. 

26. Mortcloath to Charles Bowie, surgeon, ^2 : 4s. Scots. 

27. Booked in order for marriage, James M'Dougal and Janet Heiton, 
both in this parish : John Smith, cautioner. 

28. James Henderson and Isobel Haliwell, in Gattonside, a.s.n. John. 
„ Walter Scot and Janet Mein in Danieltown, a.d.n. Mary ; w. Robert 

Scot, George Lawrie. 

Collected by Andrew Mein and Robert Scot, £2 : 8s. Scots. 
,, 30. Booked Thomas Hog in the parish of Abbotrule and Elizabeth 
Martine in this ; Dr. Martin, cautioner. 
April 4. Nicol Mercer and Agnes Steel in Melrose, a.d.n. Margaret. 

„ ,, James Atchison and Janet Davidson in Newtown, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. 
William Steel, John Bowie. 

Collected by John Wallace and Andrew Drummond, £2 : 9s. 
Scots. 
„ 8. John Lawder and Elizabeth Dickson in Mosshouses, a.d.n. Janet. 
„ „ John and Elizabeth Stirlings in Blainslies, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Alexr. 

Gray, John Wallace. 
,, 9. Mortcloath to a poor man, lod. 
„ II. Collected by Andrew Drummond and John Sibbald, £2 : 5s. Scots. 

Mortcloath to John Pringle, £2 :4s. Scots. 
,, 13. Ditto to Robert Forsan, a child, 8d. 
„ 18. Collected by Robert Scot and Andrew Mein, £2 : 6s. Scots. 

Mortcloath for Agnes Wight, {.1 : 4s. Scots. 
„ 19. Nicol Bowar and Margaret Mein in Newtown, a.s.n. William ; w. 
Wm. Stenhouse, Richard Bowar. 



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April 23. Moitcloath for Agnes Milne, £2 :4s. Scots. 

,, 25. Henry Forrest and Isobel Robison in Westhouses, a.s.n. John. 
,, „ James Wight and Mary Skirven in Darnick, a.s.n. Robert ; w. John 
Forrest, .Andrew Usher. 

Collected bv Wm. Milne and John Wallace, £2 : 2s. Scots. 
,, 30. Mortcloath for Andrew Crawford, ^i: 4s. Scots. 
May 2. Andrew Renaidson and Janet Scott in Darnick, a.s.n. James ; w. 
George and Wm. Renaidson. 

Collected by Robert Scot and John Sibbald, ^2: 7s. Scots. 
„ 7. Booked James Hunter and Helen Romanus, both in this parish ; 

John Edgar, cautioner. 
,, 8. Mortcloath to William Morison, ^i : 4s. Scots. 
„ g. Ditto to Edward Darling, ^2:45. Scots. 

„ ,, ]\Ir. Gavin Elliot, schoolmaster, and Margaret Angus, a.s.n. William ; 
w. Dr. Rutherfurd, Drygrainge, elder and younger. 

.After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, William Hoy, 
William Milne, John Mabane, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Mein and John Mercer, ^2: 5s. Scots. 
The session being informed that John Corsar, indweller in 
Melrose, did lately on a Sabbath morning cast divots on the hill- 
side, do appoint their officer to cite him to the session this day 
eighth days. 

Upon the report of Janet Moodie's being with child, the session 
appoint her to be cited to the said diet. 
„ to. James Williamson and Elizabeth Shiel in Langhaugh, a.s.n. James. 
,, ,, James Brown and Janet Waugh in Mosshouses, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 

James Blaikie, Andrew Bryden. 
„ 14. Booked William Atchison and Christian Wilson, both in this parish ; 

George Blaikie, cautioner. 
,, 15. Booked Robert Mein and Mrs. Marion Fisher, Ijoth in this parish ; 

James Fisher of Bearfaulds, cautioner. 
„ 16. Thomas Bunzie and Helen Bryden in Eildon, a.s.n. Francis. 
„ „ John Brown and Isobel Hunter in Melrose, a.d.n. Janet ; w. John 
and William Mabane. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Andrew Marr, 
Robert Scott, John Mercer, Wm. Milne, &c., elders. 

Collected by John Mabane and Wm. Milne, ^2 : 5s. Scots. 
John Corsar being cited was called, compeared, and charged 
with casting divots on the Lord's day, which he denyed. 

The session resolve to enquire into that affair, and accordingly 
order their officer to cite Thomas Simpson and Agnes Robson, 
servants to William Bain, maltster in Melrose, to the session 
against this day eighth days. John is summoned to the said diet. 
Janet Moodie was called, compeared, and acknowledged she 
was with child ; that Alexr. Thomson in Henderleithen is the 
father ; that they were married two years past in October ; that 
he, the said Alexr., had got the marriage lines in order, as he said, 
to show them to Mr. Brown, minister of Selkirk, but that, as she 
hears, he hath not shown them. She was cited to compear before 
the session of Selkirk this last Sabbath of this month, where he is 
to be brought in order to confront them, because as it is reported 
he refuses the marriage. The clerk is appointed to transmitt an 
extract of this to the said session. 

Mortcloath to Thomas Stenhouse, a child, Sd. 
„ 17. Ditto, George Daigliesh, a child, 8d. 

Ditto to John Bunzie, a child, 8d. 
„ 28. Ditto to John Hart, a child, 8d. 

„ 12. Booked James Darling in this parish and Agnes Mofl'att in the parish 
of Earlestown ; Andrew Darling, cautioner. 

Item, booked John Moodie and Agnes ^^'rigilt, both in this 
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1736. 

May 23. After prayer sederunt, the minister, Drygrainge, John Mabane, James 
Laidlay, William Milne, &c., elders. 

Collected by John Wallace and Andrew Mein, ^2 : 9s. Scots. 
John Corsar being called, compeared, and being dealt with to 
confess his sin, denyed the same. The witnesses, Thomas 
Simpson and Agnes Robson were called. The nature of an 
oath was held out to them. John declared he had nothing to 
say against them. They were solemnly sworn and Agnes 
removed. 

Thomas Simpson, married, aged about 45 years, purged 
of malice and partial counsel, deponed that about a month ago, as 
he was going out in the morning, twixt five and six, he saw a man 
on the hillside casting divots : that he cryed to him at the same 
time he was casting off the divots. The person answered, "What 
do you say " ; that the deponent said, " Do you not know that this 
is the Lord's day," at which word the person went away, but by 
the voice he perceived it was John Corsar ; and that sun 
shining, and at a great distance, he could not discover him by any 
thing else. This is the truth as he shall answer. He declares he 
cannot write. 

Agnes Robson, aged about seventeen years, purged of malice 
and partial counsel deponed that upon the day forsaid, as she was 
going in the morning to Dryburgh, Thomas Simpson was setting 
her away. He went off the road and cryed to a man he said was 
casting divots, but she did not see him. This is the truth as she 
shall answer. 

John was much dealt with to confess, but all in vain. He is 
summoned to the session against this day twenty days. 

The minister gave in to the session the deliverance concerning 
Elizabeth Moody, viz., that she is to be rebuked in this parish, as 
residing in the same. 

Case of discipline against Elizabeth Marjoribanks, formerly in 
this parish, now in Stitchill, and Robert Wilson, servant to Robert 
Johnstone, shoemaker in Melrose. 

The] session appoints their clerk to write to Mr. Alexr. Home, 
minister of Stitchill, to cite the said Elizabeth Marjoribanks before 
them, and take her particular confession, and transmit! the same, 
and summon the said Elizabeth to this session against Sabbath 
come fourteen days, that they may be confronted. 
Received testimonials from Mungo Glendinning. 
,, 28. Mortcloath to Isobel Wright, ^1: 4s. Scots. 

,, 30. Thomas Yule and Esther Forsan in Drygrainge, a.s.n. Patrick ; w. 
Robert Thomson, Adam Wilson. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Mabane, 
Robert Scott, John Wallace, Andrew Marr, &c., elders. 

Collected by Robert Moffat and Andrew Drummond, ^2: 3s. 
Scots. 

The session being informed that John Young and Isobel 
Dalgliesh are cohabiting together, though formerly discharged by 
the session. The session appoint the minister and John Mabane 
to speak to them to part houses. 

Mortcloath for Janet Wilson, ^1 : 4s. Scots. 
June 2. Booked in order for marriage, George Beatie and Margaret Haig, 
both in this parish ; John Tait, cautioner. 
,, 6. Collected by James Laidlay and John Mercer, £2: los. Scots. 
,, „ Mortcloath to James Dickson's child, 8s. Scots. 

Ditto to a child, 8s. Scots. 
„ 7. Francis Paisley and Margaret Wilson from Stow, married here, 

IS. sterling. 
„ II. Mortcloath for Nicol Bowar, a child, 8s. Scots. 
„ 13. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Wallace, 



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Robert Scot, Jolin Mabane, William Hoy, James Laidlay, &c., 
elders. 

Collected by John Sibbald and Andrew Mein, £2: 7s. Scots. 

John Corsar was called and much dealt with if guilty of the 
breacli of the Sabbath as is alledged ; still denyed the same. The 
proof being lame, but the presumptions strong against him, he 
was instantly rebuked and dismissed with certification. 

Case of discipline against Elizabeth Marjoribanks and Robert 
Wilson, continued. They were both admonished and seriously 
exhorted, and she appointed Sabbath first to appear before the 
congregation. 

The minister re])orts that he conversed with John Young and 
Isobel Dalgliesh, but was not satisfied with the answer he 
had from them. They are ordered to be cited to the session this 
day eighth days. 
June 20. George Mercer and Margaret Knox in Housebyres, a.s.n. Andrew. 
,, ,, John Gordon and Margaret Walker in Darnick, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. 
John Mercer, John Walker. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Mabane, 
John Mercer, Nicol Milne, William Milne, Robert Scott, &c., 
elders. 

Collected by Nicol Milne and William Milne, £2 : 13s. Scots. 

John Young and Isobel Dalgliesh being summoned, were 
called, but compeared not. They are ordered to be cited pro 2"''o 
to this day eighth days session. 

The minister and session resolve that the sacrament of the 
supper shall be celebrated in this place the 3rd Sabbath next 
moneth. The sederunt closed with prayer. 
„ 22. Mortcloath for Margaret Grieve, ^2 : 4s. Scots. 

„ 23. William Haliday and Margaret Dickman in Hagburn, a.s.n. Thomas ; 
w. Thomas Mathison, John Bunzie. 

Mortcloath to George Atchison's child, 8d. 
,, 27. William Wood and Elizabeth Brown in Sorrowlessfield, a.d.n. Janet. 
,, ,, Adam Tait and Margaret Mathison in Darnick, a.d.n. Janet ; w. John 
Smith, William Mathison. 

Elizabeth Marjoribanks appeared for the second time. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, William 
Mabane, James Laidlay, John Wallace, Andrew Mein, &c., elders. 

Collected by John Wallace and Andrev' Marr, £2 : 6s. Scots. 

John Young and Isobel Dalgliesh being summoned, were 
called, but compeared not. They are appointed to be cited to 
the session against this day eighth days pro 3''"- 
July 2. This day booked William Turner and Mary Purves, both in this 
parish ; James Turner, cautioner. 
„ 3. Mortcloath to Jean Turnbull, a child, 8s. Scots. 
„ 4. Ditto to Agnes Mein, £\ : 4s. Scots. 

This day the minister intimated the celebration of the sacra- 
ment in this place, this day fourteen days. 

Elizabeth Marjoribanks compeared for the 3rd time, was 
rebuked and dismissed. Gave in a penalty, /, i : 10s. Scots. 
,, ,, After ])rayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Nicol Milne, 

John Mabane, Robert Scott, Andrew Alarr, John Wallace, &c., 
elders. 

Collected by James Laidlay and Andrew Drummond, £2 : 5s. 
Scots. 

John Young, who was neglected to be summoned pro 3""' is 
appointed to be cited to the session against this day eighth days. 
The sederunt closed with prayer. 
II. The minister intimated Wednesday next as the humdiation day before 
the sacrament, being the day the presbytry appointed to be kept 
as a fast through their bounds, on account of the great drought 



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Then baptised to Thomas A^airand Janet Mein in Nevvsteid, a.d.n. 
Janet ; w. John and James Mein. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Mabane, 
Wilham Milne, Nicol Milne, Robert Scot, Andrew Marr, &c., 
elders. 

Collected by Andrew Mein and John Wallace, J^i : 19s. Scots. 
The session appointed Tuesday next for privy tryals. The 
minister gave in a discharge for ^3 sterling, as the collection of 
this parish for the Orphans' Hospital, signed Thomas Gairdner. 
July 13. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, James Laidlay, John 
Mabane, Robert Scott, Andrew Mein, Andrew Marr, Nicol Milne, 
Andrew Drummond, William Hoy, John Mercer, elders 

The elders present were severally removed by pairs, tryed and 
approven, and encouraged to go on in the Lord's work. The 
order of collecting and keeping the doors as formerly. 
,, 14. Humiliation day. The minister intimated that all the tokens were to 
be distributed sessionally, and for that end the session is to meet 
at ten o'clock, Saturday. 

Collected Fast day, - . - . 

Collected Saturday, - - . - 

Collected Sabbath day, - - - - 

Collected Munday, . . . . 

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Which sum is appointed to be given in to the treasurer, where- 
with he is to charge himself. 
„ 21. Robert Williamson and the deceased Agnes Scot in Gattonside, a.d.n. 
Agnes ; w. George and Andrew Marlines. 
Mortcloath to Agnes Scot, ^i : 4s. Scots. 
„ 25. Booked Thomas Familtone in the parish of Earlestown and Agnes 

Smith in this ; John Smith, cautioner. 
„ 26. William Brown and Christian M'Millian in Melrose, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 
Robert Trotter, John Anderson. 

Robert Wilson compeared for the first time and was ad- 
monished. 

Collected by John Wallace and James Laidlay, £,^ Scots. 
Aug. I. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Sibbaid, James 
Lindsay, Robert Scot, Andrew Marr. John Mabane, &c., elders. 
Collected by Andrew Drummond, £2 : 3s. Scots. 
John Young and Isobel Dalgliesh being cited were called, 
compeared and produced their marriage lines signed at Edin- 
burgh, July 9th, 1736, by John Strange, minister. They were 
rebuked and the ses.sion resolved to pursue for the fine according 
to law. 

The minister proposed that the session should consider 
whether the 20s. sterling formerly allowed the session clerk 
should be continued, the consideration whereof was delayed, and 
the sederunt closed with prayer. 
2. John Edgar and Elizabeth Pringle in Blainslies, a.s.n. Thomas. 
,, Adam W'allace and Janet Stuart in Blainslies, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. James 
Brotherstones, Thomas Coldcleugh. 

4. John Mein, portioner of Newstied, paid in to the session, ^93 : 12s. 
Scots, as the contents of John and Andrew Mein's bonds, princi- 
pally as rents and expences. 

5. Mortcloath for Isobel Mein, ^i : 4s. Scots. 
8. Collected by William Hoy and Robert Moffat, £2 : 4s. Scots. 



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Aug. 9. Alexr. Gray and Margaret Thin in Blainslies, a.s.n. Alexr. ; w. William 
Thin, John Wallace. 
„ 15. Collected by Andrew Drumniond and Andrew Marr, ^3 : 9s. Scots. 
,, 20. Mortcloath for Jean Wilson, £,2 : 4s. Scots. 

„ 22. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, William Milne, 
Nicol Milne, John Sibbald, William Hoy, John Sibbald, &c., 
elders. 

Collected by William Hoy and John Sibbald, £,2 : us. Scots. 
The session being informed that Jean Fisher, daughter to 
James Fisher of liearfaules, is clandestinely married to John 
Cunningham, glover in Edinburgh, and as he is for the present 
in the place, the session appoint them to be cited before the 
session against this day eighth days. 
,, 27. Mortcloath for Margaret IJunzie. a child, 8d. 

„ 29. Thomas Vair and Margaret Wilson in Danieltown, a.s.n. Robert. 
,, 29. William Bailie and Isobel Park, a^.n. John ; w. Wm. Wilson, George 
Law rie. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, William Hoy, 
John Wallace, Robert Scott, &c., elders. 

Collected by John Mabane and Wm. Hoy, J^z : "s. Scots. 
The minister informed the session that Mrs. Jean Fisher 
desired the session would delay their afifair till Mr. Cunningham, 
her husband, should come to the country, which the session com- 
plyed with. 
Sept. 5. John Spears and Alison Gibson in Newsteid, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 
John Mein, Thomas Williamson. 

Collected by Andrew Mein, ^i : 15s. Scots. 
„ 12. Collected by Robert Scott, £1 : 15s. Scots. 
,, 19. Collected by John Sibbald and William Milne, £2 Scots. 

Mortcloath for William Moodie, ^i : 4s. Scots. 
„ 25. Ditto for Robert Williamson's child, 8d. 
,, ,, Ditto for John Darling, ^i :4s. Scots. 

26. Robert Bunzie and Margaret Mein in Newsteid, a.d.n. Jean. 
„ Wm. Bunzie and Barbara Trotter in Newsteid, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 
Robert and Wm. Bunzies. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Mabane, 
William Milne, Nicol Milne, &c., elders. 
Collected by Robert Scott, £2 : 6s. Scots. 
The session orders Mr. Cunningham to be cited before them 
with Mrs. Jean P^isher for their irregular marriage. As also to 
require testimonials from Grisal Nicolson and her sister Janet. 
Mortcloath for Wm. Thin, ^i : 4s. Scots. 
Ditto for Margaret Mercer, ^i : 4s. Scots. 
Ditto for Elizabeth Darling, £2 : 4s. Scots. 
Adam Dods and Bettie Gill in Danieltown. a.s.n. William. 
John Tait and Margaret Martin in Melrose, a.d.n. Helen ; w. Dr. 
Martine, George Martine. 
Collected, £2 : 5s. Scots. 
9. Fiooked in order for marriage James Grieve in this parish and Helen 

'{"ait in the parish of Traquair ; George Howden, cautioner. 
10. Wm. Bunzie and Janet Little in Eildon, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Robert 
and John Bunzies. 

Collected by William Milne and W'illiam Hoy, /,2 : 16s. Scots. 

12. John Fisher and Isobel Scot in Colmslie, a.s.n. Adam; w. Robert 
Fisher, George Alley. 

13. Mortcloath to Gilbert I'aterson, £2 : 4s. Scots. 

16. Booked James Burnet and Mary Renaldson, both in this parish ; 
Andrew Renaldson, cautioner. 

17. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, Robert Scott, Wm. 
Hoy, John Sibbald, &c., elders. 

Collected by .Andrew Marr, John .Mabane, £2 : 3s. Scots. 






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The session appoint their ofificer to cite Violet Pringle before 
the session of Kelso, Sabbath next. 
Oct. 18. Mortcloath for John Young, ^2 : 4s. Scots. 

„ 24. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Drygrainge, John Wallace, 
William Hoy, James Laidlay, Robert Scott, &c., elders. 
Collected by Robert Scot and Wm. Hoy, £-1 : 8s. Scots. 
James Blyth being cited, compeared and acknowledged 

antenuptial fornication with Fisher, his present spouse. 

He was admonished and exhorted, and appointed to appear when 
his wife is recovered. 
29. Booked Andrew Ainslie in the parish of Stow and Helen Darling in 
this parish ; James Watt, cautioner. 
,, 30. Booked George Henderson in the parish of Stow and Christian 
Wight in this parish ; Thomas Blaikie, cautioner. 
John Anderson and Elizabeth Fiddes in Melrose, a.s.n. John. 
Alexr. Vair and Jannet Wilson in Danieltown, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. 
Robert Trotter, George Lawrie. 

Mortcloath to Bessie Wood, £2 : 4s. Scots. 
Nov. 5. Booked John Hope in the parish of Bovvden and Isobel Haliburtone 
in this parish ; George Atchison, cautioner. 
„ 7. John Gill and Helen Paterson in Melrose, a.s.n. Thomas. 
„ „ John Young and Margaret Gill in Gattonside, a.s.n. John ; w. Thomas 
Gill, George Lawrie. 

James Blyth and Margaret F'isher appeared for the first time 
and were exhorted. 

Collected by Andrew Mein and Andrew Drummond, ^1 : i6s. 
Scots. 
I. l)Ooked James Aitchison in the parish of Stow and Janet Turner in 

this parish ; Edward Turner, cautioner. 
>. Booked George Henry and Marion Thomson, both in this parish ; 

Robert Scott, cautioner. 
\. James Blyth and his spouse appeared for the second time. 

Collected by John Sibbald and Wm. Hoy, £2 : 3s. Scots. 
[. Collected by Robert Scott, £2 : 4s. Scots. 

\. James Uickson and Marion Blaikie in Newsteid, a.d.n. Marion ; w. 
George Martine, John Tait. 
,, 28. William Martin and Jean Grieve in Gattonside, a.s.n. William ; w. 
Hugh Grieve, John Edgar. 

Collected by John Wallace, ^i : 14s. Scots. 
Mortcloath to a child, 8s. Scots. 
Dec. 3. Booked Thomas Speeding in the parish of Mertown and Margaret 
Brown in this ; William Bell, cautioner. 
„ 4. Booked Nicol Milne and Janet Frater, both in this parish ; Thomas 
Milne, cautioner. 

Booked John Mercer and Helen Scirven, both in this parish ; 
George Mercer, cautioner. 

Booked Andrew Marr and Helen Mercer, both in this parish ; 
James Waugh, cautioner. 
„ 5. James Blyth and Margaret Fisher, compeared for the third time, were 
rebuked and dismissed. 
Robert Trotter and Margaret Mabane in Melrose, a.s.n. Adam. 
James Speeding and Janet Mercer in Bridgend, a.d.n. Janet. 
Thomas Darling and Isobel Martine in Gattonside, a.d.n. Janet. 
,, James Blyth and Margaret Fisher in Darnick, a.s.n. Francis ; w. John 
and William Mabanes. 

Collected by Wm. Hoy and Andrew Drummond, ^i:i8s. 
Scots. 

James Blyth and Margaret Fisher's penalty, ^4 Scots. 
12. Adam Thorburn and Susanna Rutherford in Melrose, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 
James Laing, John Corsar. 

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1736. 

Dec. 15. John Edg^ar and Aj^nes Clrieve in Blainslies, a.d.n. Margaret; \v. 

John and James V\"allaces. 
„ 16. John Lawiie paid in tlie contents of his bond, extending to ^"45 Scots. 
„ 17. WiUiam Alabane and Elizabeth Mein in Darnick, a.s.n. fohn ; \v. 

John and George Mercers. 
„ 18. Mortcloath to Jolin Howar, ^i :4s. Scots. 
„ 19. Collected by Robert Scot, £1 : 7s. Scots. 
,, 24. Mortcloath for James Dickson's child, 8s. Scots. 
„ 26. Michael Wallace and Isobel Blaikie in Melrose, a.s.n. George. 
,, „ Robert Mercer and Anaple Ovens in Nevvsteid, a.d.n. Mary ; \v. John 

Main, Thomas Williamson. 

Collected by Andrew Mein, £1 : lis. Scots. 
,, 28. Mortcloath to Elizabeth Wilson, ^2 : 4s. Scots, 
,, 31. Ditto to William Marr, £2 : 4s. Scots. 
//ef/i, Mortcloath for a child, 8d. 

1737- 
Jan. 2. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, John Mabane, Robert Scot, Wm. 
Hoy, John Wallace, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Drummond and John Sibbald, ^3 : 14s. 
Scots. 

The session being informed that Andrew Burnet, innkeeper in 
this town is married irregularly, they order him and his wife to 
be cited to the session Wednesday next that is appointed to meet 
for that end, and taking in. 
„ 5. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Nicol Milne, Andrew Marr, 
Robert Scott, John Mabane, John Mercer, William Milne, Andrew 
Mein, elders. 

Andrew Burnet and Eleoner Turnbull being cited, were called. 
They compeared, and interrogate if married, answered they were, 
and produced the lines of their marriage dated at Carham, 
Dec. 30th, 1736, and signed Thomas Ogle, de Carham. They 
were rebuked for their disorder, and paid down as their modified 
fine ^12 : 12s. Scots. 

The session mett, revised the poor's money, and having com- 
peared charge with discharge, they find chargeable on George 
Martine, whom theycontinue some time to take in the poor's money, 
^371 : 7 ; 6. Scots, all former intromissions being discharged. 

This day John Hog granted his bill for ^18 : lis. Scots, due 
by his deceased brother George. 
,, 9. Thomas Hoy and Janet Smith in Gattonside, a.d.n. Isobell. 
,, „ James Blyth and Christian Taylor in Gattonside, a.d.n. Mary ; w. 
William Hoy, Laird Marr. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Wm. Hoy, Andrew Marr, 
Robert Scott, Andrew Mein, &c., elders. 

Collected by Robert Scott and Wm. Hoy, £2 : i8s. Scots. 

Mr. John Cunningham, glover in Edinr., married to ?vlrs. Jean 
Fisher, waited on the session and owned that he had clandestinely 
married the said Jean P'isher and that he had not the lines along 
with him, but that he should send them to satisfie the session with 
the first occasion, for which disorderly course he was rebuked, and 
promised before he should leave the country to give his bill for a 
guinea to the use of the poor. 

The session upon application from Alexr. M'Fadzean conde- 
scended to lend him £,7 Scots, if he should find sufficient caution. 
„ II. Mortcloath for Jean Lawrie, ^i :4s. Scots. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Andrew Marr, Nicol 
Milne, John Mercer, John Mabane, &c., elders. 

Collected by William Hoy and Andrew Drummond, £2 : i6s. 
Scots. 

This day Mr. Cunningham's bill for a guinea was lodged in 
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The session condescended to lend William Milne 20s. sterling 
upon bill. 
Jan. 19. Mortcloath to John Lumsdale, ^i : 4s. Scots. 

„ 20. Ditto to William Elliot, Mr. Gavin Elliot's child, 12s. Scots. 
„ 23. Peter Legg and Margaret Frier in Melrose, a.s.n. James ; \v. Walter 
Murray, Andrew Dawson. 

Collected by Andrew Mein and William Milne, ^i : is. Scots. 
,, 29. Mortcloath to Hugh Darling, ^1 : 4s. Scots. 

„ 30. Andrew Hart and Janet Davidson in Newsteid, a.s.n. Robert ; \v. 
Thomas and James Williamsons. 

Collected by Andrew Drammond, ^i : 9s. Scots. 
Feb. 3. Mortcloath for Elizabeth Dods, £2 : 4s. Scots. 
„ 6. James Craig and Helen Peper in Melrose, a.d.n. Christian ; w. Win. 
Steel, Wm. Williamson. 

Collected by John Sibbald, £1 :7s. Scots. 
„ 13. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, John Sibbald, John Mercer, John 
Mabane, William Hoy, &c. elders. 

Collected by Andrew Mein and Wm. Milne, £\ : 13s. Scots. 
The session appoint their officer to cite Violet Pringle before 
the session of Kelso, Sabbath first, pro a^'^o. 

James Craig's wife being brought to bed of a living child and 
in no ways in a condition to nurse the child, the session have 
allowed los. 6d. to help the nursing of the said child out of the 
house. 
„ 15. John Carter and Isabel Purves in Clackmae, a.s.n. John. 
„ „ Thomas and Marion Pringle in Blainslies, a.s.n. William. 
„ „ James Wallace and Eupham Darling, a.d.n. Janet ; vv. John Wallace, 

William Pringle. 
,, 16. Mortcloath to James Stirling, £2 :4s. Scots, 

Ditto to George Mercer, ^i : 4s. Scots. 
„ 19 Booked in order for marriage, William Wilson in this and Mary 

Wright in the parish of Earlestown ; Thomas Vair, cautioner. 
,, 20. John Turnbull and Bessie Familtone in Gattonside, a.s.n. Thomas ; 
w. Andrew Marr, John Marr. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, John Mabane, Andrew 
Mein, John Sibbald, &c., elders. 

Collected by Robert Scot and Andrew Mein, ;^i : 7s. Scots. 
Case of discipline against Mary Wright, late servitri.\ to 
Drygrainge, and William Wilson, present servant to Mr. Paterson, 
bailie. They were both admonished and exhorted, and in regard 
they are about to be married their compearance is delayed till 
married. 
„ 27. Patrick Bulman and Agnes Cochran in Newtown, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. 
Nicol Milne, Thomas Stenhouse. 

Collected by John Sibbald and Andrew Mein, £] : i8s. Scots. 
Mar. 3. Mortcloath to Robert Wight, a child, 8d. 

„ 6. William Forsan and Janet Bunzie in Drygrainge, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. 
William and John Bunzies. 

Collected by Nicol Milne and James Laidlay, £2 : 3s. Scots. 
,, 7. Mortcloath to Patrick Thomson, £] : 4s. Scots. 
„ 8. Booked William Thomson and Janet Gray, both in this parish : John 

Tait, cautioner. 
„ 9. Mortcloath to Janet Lawrie, £2 : 4s. Scots. 

„ 13. Collected by William Milne and Andrew Marr, ^i : 12s. Scots. 
„ 15. Alexander Thomson and Margaret Hog in Buckholm, a.s.n. George ; 

w. Andrew Bryden, Thomas Gordon. 
„ 18. Mortcloath to Robert Marr, ^i : 4s. Scots. 
Ditto to Janet Fairbairn, a child, 8d. 
,, 20. Andrew Mein and Janet Renaldson in Newtown, a.s.n. James ; w. 
James Mein, Nicol Milne. 

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for the first time for their antenuptial fornication and were 
rebuked. 

Marion Bunzie compeared in the afternoon for the third time, 
was exhorted and dismissed. 

Collected by Robert Scott and Andrew Urummond, £i : 13s. 
Scots. 
Mar. 25. Mortcloath for Isobel Mercer, £1 :4s. Scots. 
„ 26. Ditto to Elizal^eth Rutherford, £\ : 4s. Scots. 

„ 27. Walter Horsliurgh and Margaret liain in Danieltown, a.s.n. John ; w. 
William Bain, Walter Scot. 

William Wilson and Mary Wright compeared the second time. 
Collected by Andrew Drummond, ^1 : 7s. Scots. 
,, 28. James Moftatt and .Mary Pringle in Overlangshaw, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. 

Robert Fairbairn, George Martine. 
,, 29. Mortcloath to Charles (jrieve, a child, 8d. 
April 3. William Wilson and Mary Wright compeared the third tmie, were 
dismissed and paid in ^4 Scotts of penalty. 

Collected by Wm. Hoy and Andrew Marr, ^"1 : 13s. Scots. 
„ 7. Booked in order for marriage John Gill in the parish of Lauder and 

Elizabeth Romanes in this parish ; John Gill, cautioner. 
,, 8. Booked Gilbert Smith in the parish of Frestonpans and Margaret 

Eairbairn in this parish ; Thomas Fairbairn, cautioner. 
,, 9. Booked Alexr. Lockie and Grisal Nicolson, both in this parish ; 
Andrew Dawson, senior, cautioner. 

Mortcloath for Richard Mein, £2 : 4s. Scots. 
„ 10. William Mabane and Isobel Ballentyne in Melrose, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 
John Mabane, Robert Fratter. 

Collected by Andrew Mein and Drummond, ^i : 15s. Scots. 
,, 14. Received for a poor man's cloaths that were rouped, whom the session 

buried. 
„ 16. Booked John Brotherstones in the parish of Earlstown and Isobel 

Laidlay in this parish ; Robert Scott, cautioner. 
„ 17. Collected by William Mabane and William Hoy, ^2 Scots. 
„ 19. Mortcloath for Marion Milne, £i : 4s. Scots. 
,, 24. Collected by Nicol Milne and Robert Scott, £1 : 12s. Scots. 

Mortcloath for a child, 8d. 
„ 29. Mortcloath for Jean Balfour, lod. 
May 1. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Nicol Milne, Robert Scot, John 
Mabane, &c., elders. 

Collected by John Sibbald and Andrew Marr, £2 : is. Scots. 
Upon the report of Robert Scott and Janet Darling in 
Blainslies, their irregular marriage, the minister caused cite them 
to this day's session. They being called, compeared, and pro- 
duced their marriage lines, dated att Edinr. April 22nd, 1737, and 
signed James Strange, minister. They were gravely rebuked 
and ordered to pay as their modified fine to the poor ^9 Scotts. 
„ 8. George Martine and Margaret White in Melrose, a.d.n. Margaret ; 
w. John Tait, Andrew Martine. 

Collected by Robert Scott and Andrew Drummond, ^i : 12s. 
.Scots. 

Mortcloath to James Welsh, ^i : 4s. Scots. 
,, 14. Booked in order for marriage, John Bunzie and Isobel Wilson, both 
in this parish ; William Rutherfurd, cautioner. 

Booked William Mathison and Janet Frier, both in this parish ; 
Walter Murray, cautioner. 

Booked James Bunzie in this parish and Isobel Moodie in the 
parish of Ro.xburgh ; Andrew Bunzie, cautioner. 
,, ,, John Milne and Eupham Brown in Newtown, a.s.n. Joiin : w. Nicol 

Mi hie, James Mein. 
,, 15. Robert I'enman and Christian Grahamslie in Melrose, a.5.n. Andrew ; 
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Collected by Andrew Marr and John Sibbald, £2 : 6s. Scots. 
May 19. Mortcloath for John Brown, £2 : 4s. Scots. 
„ 22. Collected by James Laidlay and VVilliam Hoy, £2 : 2s. Scots. 
„ 28. Booked John Usher in this parish and Janet White in the parish of 
Ancrum ; John Hownam, cautioner. 

„ 29. Nicol Bowar and Mein in Newtown, a.d.n. Janet. 

„ „ Adam Harvie and Isobel Leithen in Westhouses, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. 
Mungo Park, Nicol Milne. 

Collected by William Hoy and John Sibbald, £2 : us. .Scots. 
June I. George Blaikie and Mary Gray in Langhaugh, a.s.n. George ; w. 
James Dickson, George Martine. 
,, 3. Booked Robert Lees in this parish and Bettie Mertle in the parish of 

Ligerwood ; John Tait, cautioner. 
„ 5. William Wilson and Mary Wright in Danieltown, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 
Thomas Vair, Robert Grierson. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, John Mabane, Nicol 
Milne, Andrew Mein, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Drummond and William Milne, ^i : 9s. 
Scots. 

This day the session agreed that the sacrament of the supper 
shall be celebrated in this place the third Sabbath of July next. 
The sederunt closed with prayer. 
„ 6. Alexr. Cuningham of Hindhope and Elizabeth Paterson, a.d.n. 

Elizabeth ; \v. Alexr. Paterson, Charles Wilkieson. 
,, 7. Mortcloath for Isobel Blaikie, £2 : 4s. Scots. 
„ 8. Mortcloath for a child, 8d. 

„ 12. Collected by Robert Mofifatt and Wm. Hoy, £2 : 9s. Scots. 
„ 13. Mortcloath to Adam Fisher, a child, 8d. 
,, 14. Ditto to George Wallace, a child, 8d. 
„ 17. Booked in order for marriage Nicol Mercer and Margaret Chisholm, 

both in this parish ; James Speeding, cautioner. 
„ 19. John Hoy and Alison Cunningham in Melrose, a.s.n. William. 
„ „ Thomas Plenderleith and Margaret Welsh in Langhaugh, a.s.n. 
James ; w. John Bowie, Andrew Lookup. 

This day read an act of the sherriff and justices of the peace 
anent the poor. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Robert Scott, Andrew 
Marr, James Laidlay, &c., elders. 

Collected by John Wallace and John Mabane, £2 : 4s. Scots. 
Case of discipline against Margaret Foord, formerly in 
Blainslies, now in Lauder, and John Martine, deceased, son to 
Andrew Martine, portioner of Blainslies. The session resolve to 
delay the affair for some time. 
„ 25. Booked in order for marriage John Cochran and Margaret Drummond, 
both in this parish ; William Martine, cautioner. 

Thisday intimated ameetingconcerning the poorThursdaynext. 
Collected by Andrew Mein, ^i : is. Scots. 

,, 27. John Darling and Bunzie in Eildon, a.s.n. Thomas. 

„ „ John Laidlay and Mein in Eildon, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. John Sibbald, 

John Cochran. 
„ 30. This day several of the heretors mett with the session and gave in a 
list of the poor, and ordered something concerning their subsist- 
ance till Tuesday next, when heretors and session have appointed 
their meeting. 
July 3. This day the minister intimated the administration of the Lord's 
supper in this place this day fourteen days. 
„ „ George Martine and Agnes Wilson in Gattonside, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. 
Andrew and John Marrs. 

The precentor this day intimated a meeting of the heretors 
and kirk session in this place Tuesday first for settling provisions 

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to the poor of the parish, and the pocH' are ordered to attend the 
said ineelinj^. • ■ . 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, John Mercer; Nicol Milne, 
Robert Scott, Andrew Marr, tSic, elders. 

Collected by Robert Moffatt and Andrew Drummond, ^^3 : 13s. 
Scots. 

The session appoints their meeting to-morrow to inspect the 
bills and bonds clue the poor, and to see what money is in 
the box. 

The session being informed of a great profanation of the Lord's 
day Sabbath last, by drinking, fighting aud other abuses in the 
house of Alexr. Lockie in Melrose, the session appoints him and 
Cirizal Nicolson, his wife, to be cited to the session this day eight 
days. 
July 4. This day the minister and elders mett conform to appointment, and 
inspected the bills and bonds due the poor. 
,, 5. This day the heretors and kirk session mett and considered the state 
of the poor, and have ordered subsistance for ensuing quarter, as 
per sederunt of the heretors of this day's date. 
,, 8. Mortcloath money, James Moodie, ^i :4s. Scots. 
„ 9. Oitto for a child, 8d. 

„ 10. The minister intimated Thursday first as the humiliation day before 
the sacrament. 

The precentor intimated concerning the poor as per sederunt 
of the heretors the 5th instant. 

.After prayer sederunt, the Mmister, John Mercer, Nicol Milne, 
Robert Scot, Andrew Marr, &r., elders. 

Collected by James Laidlaw and John Wallace, ^2 : 8s. Scots. 

Ale.vr. Lockie and his wife being summoned were called. He 
compeared, and charged with profaning the Lord's day by drinking 
and fighting this day fourteen days, he said he saw no fighting, 
nor any drinking to excess. He was summoned to the session 
this day fourteen days, and the lieadle is ordered to cite his wife 
to the same diet. 

The session appoint 'luesday next for privy tryals, and oidering 
other things about the sacrament. 
„ 12. This day being appointed for privy tryals, after prayer sederunt, the 
Minister, James ■ Laidlaw, John Mabane, Nicol Milne, Andrew 
Mein, Andrew Drummond, Andrew Marr, John Wallace, Robert 
Scott, John Sibbald, John Mercer, Wm. Hoy, elders. 

The elders present were severally removed by pairs, tryed, 
approven and encouraged to go on in the Lord's work. 

The collections to be gathered, and doors kept as formerly. 

The sederunt closed w 1th prayer. 

Collected, Fast Day, - . . . ^8 o o 

Collected, Saturday, - - - - 1 1 8 o 

Collected, .Sunday, - - - 18 10 o 

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Sum of collections, - - - - ^48 6 o 

Debursed to the precentor, beadle, the poor of 
the parisli and poor recommended, - - 22 o o 

The half of this ^'26 6 o 
was given in to tiie heretors, as also the half of all collections, &c. 
to assist them in the maintenance of the poor, conform to the 
several acts thereanent. 

17. Mortcloath to John Paterson, ^1 : 4s. Scots. 

18. Best ditto to George liannatyne, ^2 : 4s. Scots. 



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July 24. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Andrew Mpur, Robert Scott, 
John Alercer, \Vm. Hoy, &c., elders. 

Collected by John Sibbald, Andrew Marr, £^1 : 10s. Scots. 
Alexr. Lockie and Grizal Nicolson, his spouse, compeared. 
They declared they were not accessary to either fighting or 
drinking, and they were sorry any such thing should have 
happened in their house. They were exhorted and admonished, 
and dismissed. 
„ 29. Booked Thomas Hardie in the parish of Lauder and Agnes Cirieve 

in this parish ; William Darling in Blainslies, cautioner. 
,, 31. Thomas Marr and Jean Craig in Melrose, a.d.n. Jean ; w. Andrew 
Dawson, William Steel. 

Collected by Andrew Main and John Mercer, /, 1 : 5s. Scots. 
Aug. 6. Mortcloth to a child, 8d. 

„ 7. Collected by John Sibbald and Nicol Milne, £2 : 6s. Scots. 
To the little mortcloath, 8d. 
14. Collected by William Milne and Andrew Drummond, £;^ : 19s. Scots. 
16. Plush mortcloath to Margaret Watson, £1 : 4s. Scots. 
21. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, John Mabane, Nicol Milne, 
Robert Scott, John Mercer, &c., elders. 

Collected by Robert Scott and Andrew Drummond, £2 vScots. 
Upon the report of William Mathison's wife being brought to 
bed long before the time, he was summoned and compeared this 
day, and confessed. He was seriously exhorted and gravely re- 
buked, and dismissed till his wife's recovery. 
23. Mortcloath for Janet Blackwell, £^ : 4s. Scots. 

28. Thomas Bunzie and Main in Newsteid, a.d.n. Jean ; w. James 

and Andrew Bunzies. 

Collected by John Sibbald and Andrew Marr, £2 : is. Scots. 
Mortcloath to Wm. Atchison, ^i : 4s. Scots. 
Sept. 4. Andrew Pringle and Anne Brock in Newsteid, a.s.n. Andrew; w 
Walter Murray, James Rutherfurd. 

Collected by William Hoy and Nicol Milne, £2 : 18s. Scots. 
.„ II. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Andrew Mair, John Mabane, 
Robert Scot, Andrew Mein, &c., elders. 

Collected by Robert Scot, Andrew Drummond, £2 : is. Scots. 
(Case of discipline against Marion Usher.) 
13. William Mathison and Janet Frier, a.s.n. Archibald ; w. Andrew and 

John Daw sons. 
:ji6. Booked John Gill in the parish of Galashiels and EHzabeth Moffat in 
this parish ; John Gill in Melrose, cautioner. 

Item, booked John Fiddes and Elizabeth Martine, both in 
this parish ; John Anderson, cautioner. 
18. John Smith and Margaret Wight m Darnick, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. John 
Smith, James Wight, there. 

After prayer sederunt, tlie Minister, John Mabane, John 
Mercer, Robert Scott, Wm. Hoy, &c., elders. 

Collected by Nicol Milne and John Sibbald, ^i : 13s. Scots. 
(Case of discipline against Marion Usher continued.) 

25. Charles Wilkieson and Anne Paterson in Melrose, a.d.n. Margaret. 
"„ James Watt and Margaret Darling in Melrose, a.d.n. Margaret; w. 

Dr. John Rutherfurd, Alexr. Paterson. 

This day the minister intimated a meeting of the heretors, &c. 
here, Thursday next, to consider the state of the poor, and a com- 
mittee of the session to meet to morrow to clear counts with 
George Martine, who is continued treasurer. 

Collected by Robert Scott and Andrew Mein, ^i : 14s. Scots. 

26. This day mett the minister, John Mabane, Robert Scott and John 
Mercer. They inspected what was collected and brought in by 
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Scots., the half whereof is to be accounted for to the heretors 
Thursday next, at which time George Martine is ordered to have 
ready an account of the debursements he has made. ^26 : 6s. 
Scots of sacrament money was also told by. 
Sept. 29. The heritors mett this day and provided for the poor ensuing quarter. 
Oct. 2. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Nicol Milne, John Mabane, John 
Mercer, Andrew Marr, &c., elders. 

Collected by William Milne and Andrew Drummond, £\ : 14s. 
Scots. 

Best mortcloath for Isooel Cochran, £2 : 16s. Scots. 
(Case against Marion Usher continued.) 

(Case of discipline against Jean Rae, daughter to Walter Rae, 
weaver in Newtown, and William Rae, her father's apprentice.) 
„ 7. This day booked William Bartleman in this parish and Jean PringI 
in the parish of Earlestown ; Andrew Bartleman, cautioner. 
Mortcloath to Janet Pursel, ^i :4s. Scots. 
,, 8. Booked Win. and Janet Raes, both in this parish ; George Rae, 
cautioner. 

Also Walter Haitley in this parish and Margaret Mofifat in the 
parish of Earlestown ; John Fairbairn, cautioner. 
„ 9. Philip Fair and Alison Stephenson in Gattonside, a.s.n. John ; w. 
Andrew Marr, Thomson Bostone. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, William Hoy, John 
Mercer, John Mabane, &c., elders. 

Collected by William Hoy and Andrew Mein, £\ : 15s. Scots. 
(Case against Jean and Wm. Rae continued.) 
Marion Usher was this day called and dealt with, but to no 
purpose. She is summoned to the session this day fourteen days. 
„ II. The little mortcloath to a child, 8d. 

This day the heretors mett with the session and took up an 
account of the last quarter's weekly collections, sacrament 
collections included ; as also saw the applications of the ^19 
sterling given up by the session to the heretors at their meeting 
July last, and have ordered the 40s. sterling of bad brass money, 
mentioned in the said sederunt, to be disposed upon and applyed 
to the payment of the enrolled poor this quarter. 
Collected by John Sibbald and .Andrew Drummond, ^2 : is. Scots. 
James Brotherstone and Eupham Dickson in Drygrainge, a.d.n. 

Eupham ; w. Robert Philp, Robert Ormistown. 
Booked James Stirling and Agnes Scot, both in this parish ; Robert 

Scott, cautioner. 
Andrew Burnet and Eleanor Turnbull in Melrose, a.s.n. William ; w. 
Dr. Martine, James Lythgow. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, John Mabane, Andrew 
Mein, William Hoy, Andrew Marr, &c., elders. 

Collected by Robert Scot and Andrew Drummond, £2 : 14s. 
Scots. 

(Case against Marion Usher continued.) 
„ The session statute and appoint every one that calls for the new 
velvet mortcloath ]oay 5s. sterling within the parish, and 7s. sterling 
out of the parish. 

For the 2nd velvet one half a crown, and for the best plush one 
half a crown ; and that the old plush one be dyed, and to bring 
in iSd. from every one who uses it. 
liest velvet mortcloath, ^3 Scots. 
25. Testimonials produced of the marriage of William Thistletown, 
soldier, and Margaret Jones, dated Dec. 22nd, 1728, by John 
Road, vicar of St. Peter parish, in the city of Hareford, whereupon 
was baptised Elizabeth, daughter to the forsaid persons ; w. 
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Oct. 27. Second plush moitcloath to Robert Pringle, i6d. 

Booked Robert Speeding in the parish of Galashiels and Janet 
Glendinning in this parish ; John Forrest, cautioner. 
„ 29. Booked Robert Hog in this parish and Alison Trotter in the parish of 
Westruther ; John Fisher, cautioner. 

Item^ booked Andrew Mein and Helen Lawrie, both in this 
parish ; Robert Lawrie, cautioner. 
„ 30. Intimated a collection against this day eight days for William Bowar 
in Melrose, who had his house burnt. 

Collected by William Hoy and Andrew Mein, £i Scots. 
Nov. 2. Received testimonials for Thomas Blaikie and Agnes Wight, and 
baptised Elizalseth, daughter to them, living in Westhouses ; w. 
George Marline. 
„ 6. Booked John Scott and Agnes Renaldson, both in this parish ; John 
Mein, younger, cautioner. 

Collected by John Sibbald and Robert Scott, ^12 : i6s. Scots, 
which was delivered to W'illiam Bowar, as above appointed. 
„ II. Booked George Wight and Christian Pringle, both in this parish; 
George Walker, cautioner. 

James Smith and Catharine Pringle, both in this parish ; James 
Williamson, cautioner. 
„ 13. Andrew Wood and Jean Mack in Gattonside, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Laird 
Mar, William Hoy. 

Collected by Wm. Hoy and Wm. Milne, ^i : 12s. Scots. 
„ 15. Thomas Henderson and Elizabeth Pringle in Sorrowlessfield, a.d.n. 

Janet ; w. James Fisher, John Mertown. 
,, 16. To the mortcloath, I2d. 
Item, ditto, i6d. 
„ 19. Booked John Mercer and Isobel Mabane, both in this parish ; James 

Mabane, cautioner. 
,, 20. Jean and William Raes appeared before the congregation for the first 
time, and were rebuked. 

Collected by Andrew Drummond and Nicol Milne, ^i :5s. Scots. 
(Case of discipline against Agnes Gray, servitrix to Alexr. 
Paterson, bailie.) 
„ 21. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, John Mabane, Robert Scot, 
Andrew Melders. 

(Case against Agnes Gray continued.) 
Item, best mortcloath for Dr. Martine, ^2 ; 16s. Scots. 
,, 27. William Hart and Margaret Mein in Newstead, a.s.n. Robert ; w 
James and Andrew Meins. 

Wm. and Jean Raes compeared the second time. 
After prayer sederunt, the Minister, James Laidley, Robert 
Moffat, John Wallace, Andrew Mein, elders. 

Collected by William Milne and Andrew Mein, ^"i : 6s. Scots. 
(Case against Marion Usher continued.) 

(Case against Agnes Gray continued.) She was called, but 
compeared not, nay, it was represented that she told the officer 
that though she had come last day at the minister's desire, yet she 
would not come this day, and the session being also informed that 
she is to go off to-morrow resolved forthwith to apply to the 
magistrate of the place to have her secured that she may answer 
the session when they may have occasion for her. The session 
immediately dispatched their officer to Mr. Paterson, the 
magistrate, to see whether he would wait on the session or the 
session should wait on him. The officer reported that the said Mr 
Paterson would be with them immediately. Accordingly, the 
ministers and elders, with the clerk, niett the bailie in the valley, 
where the minister told him of the flagrant report of Agnes Gray, 
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to-morrow, and required him as magistrate to secure her till she 
answer the session, that tlicy may make a narrow scrutiny into 
this matter, which he peremptorily refused to do, upon which the 
minister took instruments in the clerk's hand and craved an extract 
thereof. This was done twixt eighth and nine of the morning, in 
presence of several of the elders and George Martin, beadle. It 
is the mind of the session that application should be made to some 
justice of the peace, viz., to Mr. Riddell of Riddell, for his warrant 
to secure the said Agnes Gray, which the minister undertook to 
do. The said Agnes is ordered to be cited pro 3"° to the session 
to-morrow at nine in the morning, Nov. 29th. The session con- 
stitute, Mr. Paterson, bailie, compeared and craved an extract of 
the instrument taken against him yesterday, which the session 
granted, and appointed their clerk accordingly. Mr. Milne, 
minister, did, in presence of the session, require the said Mr. 
Paterson to secure the said Agnes Gray by virtue of a warrant 
from Mr. Riddell of Riddell, one of his Majestie's justices of the 
peace in the shire, which the said Mr. Paterson refusing, the 
minister took instruments in the clerk's hand. There were cited 
Mary Kyle, midwife, Isobel Ellies, Margaret Bowar and Isobel 
Hunter to make tryal of the said Agnes (iray, her being with 
child, in case she should compear and deny she was with child. 
Agnes Gray being cited was called but compeared not, and in 
regard she was delivered to James Wallace, as constable and 
jailor, yesternight upon instrument by virtue of the forsaid justices' 
warrant the session sent of their officer to the said James Wallace 
to demand that he present his prisoner in terms of the instrument. 
James Wallace compeared and told the session that he sat with her 
till it was late yesternight, and that she said all the men in Melrose 
should not take her to prison. So he left her, and this morning he 
went to the bailies to find her out and present her to the session, 
but though in quest of her he could not find her, whereupon the 
minister took instruments that he had not secured her in the terms 
of the warrant. The session appoints their meeting to-morrow 
morning at nine of the clock, Nov. 30th. The session sitting 
in judgment were certainly informed that Agnes Gray went off 
yesterday with up sun upon an horse of the bailie's, and his servant 
Thomas Fife riding before her. The session gave orders that the 
said Thomas Fife, Margaret Borthwick and Isobel Forrest, servants 
to Bailie Paterson, Thomas Williamson, wright in Newstead, 
Thomas Bunzie, weaver there, and Andrew Fife, father to the said 
Thomas, and James liowie in Melrose, be cited to the session 
to-morrow at ten of the clock, Dec. 1st. The session mett and 
constitute, Thomas Fife being cited was called but compeared not, 
yea, told the officer lie would not attend the session. Margaret 
Borthwick and Isobel Forrest were also called, but compeared 
not. Thomas Williamson, wright in Newstead, cited and called, 
compeared and declared that on Tuesday last twixt three and four 
afternoon he met Agnes Gray riding behind Thomas Fife, the 
bailie's servant, at the brae going down to the boat ; and that he 
shook hands with her, and that she said she was going to her 
mother's. This he is ready to declare upon oath when required. 
Thomas Bunzie, -veaver there, declared /// ovinibus uf in priori, and 
further added that it was the bailie's black horse. Andiew Fife 
cited, called, compeared and declared that yesterday morning as 
his son Avas returning he called at his house, and that he said he 
had got a cold morning, for he had ridden a long way, to wit, from 
Bown, where he had left Agnes Gray with her mother, and this 
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Die. 2; Booked William Waugh in the parish of Lauder and Agnes Lees in 

:--: this ])<uisii ; James Wallace, cautioner. 

•: ' Married here Ninian Black and Marion Williamson, not 

proclaimed here, paid in I2d. 
-4. Wm. and Jean Raes appeared for the third time, were rebuked and 
dismissed. Paid in ^4 Scots. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, John Mabane, Robert 
Scott, John Mercer, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Marr and Andrew Drummond, £1 10:9 
Scots. 

This day the minister reported to the session that as Mr. Pater- 
son's servants were absent Thursday last when cited to be 
examined, the said Mr. Paterson came to him when the session was 
risen and otTered that his servants should appear when called to be 
examined in the affair of Agnes Gray. This day the clerk read over 
the proceedings of the several session last week, and they consider- 
ing the affair were unanimously of the mind that the whole matter 
should be extracted and laid before the Rev. presbytry of Selkirk 
Tuesday next, and they appoint their clerk accordingly. Moreover 
the session recommended to the minister to write to the presbytry 
■ of Elarlstown concerning the said Agnes Gray residing at Bown 

within their bounds, in regard there is no minister at Ligerwood. 
,. II. Win. Mathison and Janet Frier appeared for the first time and were 
rebuked. 

■ ,, 13. William Frier and Isobel Bain in Isle Rae, a.d.n. Isobel. 

„ ,, James Hunter and Isobel Gray in Westerlanglee, a.d.n. Mary ; w. 
•" ' ■- Thomas Darling, George Blaikie. 

„ 18. Nicol Milne and Frater in Newtown, a. s.n. Thomas ; w. Nicol 

and John Milnes. 

■ :^,c;o>i,, -William Mathison and Janet Frier compeared the second time. 

The minister intimated the sentence of the greater excommuni- 
cation pronounced by the presbytry of Edinburgh against Mr. 
William Strang according to appointment. 

Collected by Robert Scott, John Mercer, ^i : lis. Scots. 

■ „- " 'ig. WiHiarh Darling and — — Allan in Blainslies, a.s.n. Robert ; w. John 

Grieve, Alexr. Gray. 
'■•f,'-' 21. After" prayer sederunt, pro re tiata, the Minister, John Mabane, 

Andrew Mein, Robert Scot, elders. 
■:•;• - (Case against Marion Usher continued). She now involved 

•■'•-- ' James M'-Gie, gardener at Ford, Northumberland. 
,, 22. Mortcloath money for two children, i6s. Scots. 
„ 24. Andrew Renaldson and Janet Scot in Darnick, a.s.n. Andrew. 
„ „ William Bunzie and Barbara Trotter in Newsteid, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 

Robert and Alexr. Bunzies in -N^wsteid. -; v ' ': 

Wm. Matbison and Janet Frier compeared for the third time, 
were rebuked and dismissed, and paid in ^^4 Scots of penalty. 
'--'-'• The minister intimated Thursday next for the heretors and 
fewars to meet for considering the state of the poor for ensuing 
quarter. 
f After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Nicol Milne, Andrew 

Marr, John Mercer, &c., elders. 

Collected by John Sibbald and Andrew Marr, ^1 : 8s. Scots. 
(Case of discipline against Elizabeth Moodie and Mr. Walter 
Scot, late of Whitslead, continued.) "• 

„ 29.. TKis day" being appointed for a meeting of the heretors, there mett for 
..76-i:::-A revising the session's accompts, th-e Minister, John Mabane, James 

•^o;^";^' •-'-•- Laidlaw and Robert Scot. 

.75-^'' fjA An accompt of the collections, mortcloath and marriage money 

with penalties was produced extending 10^49 : 16s. Scots, the half 
whereof was given in to the heretors their collection for Melrose 



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district. There was also produced an account of debursements by 
George Marline, amounting to ^19 :6s. Scots, which deduced 
from ^24 : i8s. Scots, there remains ^5 : 12s. Scots, wherewith he 
is to charge himself. 

The minister gave in ^3 Scots, an year's rent of Robert 
Mercer's bond, which is also lodged with George Martine. 

The minister reported that he received 7s. sterling as John 
Brown's penalty, which he distributed to several the time of the 
sacrament. 

The heretors niett and provided for the poor for ensuing 
quarter. 
Dec. 30. Thomas Vallance and Jean W'augh in Blainslies, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 
Alexr. Gray, John Wallace. 

Booked Charles Ormistown and Jean Lockie, both in this 
parish ; Robert Ormistown, cautioner. 
1738. 

Jan. I. George Martine and Fair in Westhouses, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. John 

and Henry Forests. 

Elizabeth Moodie appeared for the first time and was ad- 
monished. 

Collected by Wm. Milne, Andrew Drummond and Andrew 
Marr, £\ : 13s. Scots. 
,, 8. Collected by Robert Scot and William Milne, £^\ : 9s. Scots. 

Elizabeth Moodie appeared for the second time. 
,, 14. James Waugh and Marion Duncan in Melrose, a.d.n. Isobel : w. 

(ieorge and Andrew Marlines. 
„ 15. William Steele and Elizabeth Walker in Melrose, a.s.n. William ; w. 
George Walker, Nicol Mercer. 

Elizabeth Moodie, appeared the third lime. 
After prayer sederunt, the Minister, John Mabane, Robert 
Scot, Andrew Mein, &c., elders. 

Collected by John Mabane and Andrew Marr, ^2 : i6s. Scots. 
(Case against Agnes Gray continued.) 
,, 18. Best morlcloalh to Alison Murray, ^3 Scots. 
„ ig. John Fisher and Isobel Scot in Colmslie, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. Robert 

Laidlaw, Peter Moffat. 
„ 22. James Wight and Janet Skirven in Darnick, a s.n. George ; w. James 
Burnet, John fiercer. 

Elizabeth Moodie appeared the fourth time and was dealt with. 
After prayer sederunt, the Minister, John Mercer, John Sibbald, 
Nicol Milne, Sic, elders. 

Collected by Nicol and William Milne, £2 : 2s. Scots. 
(Case against Agnes Gray continued.) 
„ 25. For the second plush morlcloalh, i6d. 
,, 29. James Mercer and Anne Tailor in Darnick, a.d.n. Janet. 
,, „ Wm. Martine and Jean Grieve in Galtonside, a.d.n. Jean. 
,, ,, Thomas Speeding and Margaret Brown in Galtonside, a.d.n. 
Margaret ; w. Andrew Marr, Thomas Boustone. 
Elizabeth Moodie appeared for the fifth time. 
After prayer sederunt, the Minister, John Wallace, John 
Sibbald, Andrew Marr, <S:c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Marr and Nicol Milne, £,\ : 14s. Scots. 
(Case against Agnes Gray continued). 
Feb. I. Morlcloalh for a child, 8d. 

„ 5. George Walker and Anne Pringle in Melrose, a.s.n. John. 

„ ,, John Hope and Isobel Haliburtone in Galtonside, a.s.n. Andrew. 

,, „ Andrew Dickson and • Haliburtone in Drygrainge, a.s.n. George. 

„ „ Ale.xr. Strachan and Mary Mein in Melrose, a.d.n. Jean ; w. Andrew 
Marr, John Tail (for four above entries). 

Elizabeth Moodie was rebuked and dismissed. 



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After prayer sederunt, the Minister, John Sibbald, John 
Mercer, Nicol Milne, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Drummond and Andrew Mein, £\ : 14s. 
Scots. 

Elizabeth Moodie's penalty, ^1 : los. Scots. 
(Case against Agnes Gray continued.) 

Feb. 8. George Grieve and Soinervel in Blainslies, a.d.n. Jean ; w. Hugh 

Grieve, James Wallace. 
,, 10. Mortcloath for Margaret Phaup, ^i : los. Scots. 

,, 12. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Robert Scot, John Mabane, 
Andrew Mein, &c., elders. 

Collected by John Wallace, ^i : 13s. Scots. 
There was produced an execution of summons against Agnes 
Gray pro 3 tio. She was called but compeared not, nay, she told 
the officer that summoned her, though he should summon her till 
the day of his death, she would not answer, besides, there was a 
letter produced dated the loth instant from Bown, directed to the 
minister, acknowledging her being with child to Mr. Paterson, 
bailie here. The session do for the time delay this affair. 
„ 19. Collected by Andrew Drummond, ^i :6s. Scots. 

The mortcloath to a child, 8d. 
„ 26. Walter Scot and Janet Mein in Danieltown, a.s.n. Waiter ; w. Robert 
Scot, George Lawrie. 

Collected by Robert Scot and Andrew Drummond, ^i : us. 
Scots. 
Mar. 5. Alexr. Lockie and Grissal Nicolson in Melrose, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. 
Andrew Dawsons, elder and younger. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Andrew Mein, John 
Sibbald, Nicol Milne, &c., elders. 

Collected by James Laidlaw and Wm. Milne, ^i : 3s. Scots. 
(Case against Agnes Gray and Mr. Paterson continued.) 
„ \\. Mortcloath for Isobel Williamson, ^i : los. Scots. 
„ 12. James Lythgow and Isobel Riddell in Gattonside, a d.n. Margaret; 
w. Andrew Marr, Andrew Mein. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Andrew Mein, John 
Sibbald, Nicol Milne, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Drummond and Andrew Marr, ^i : 3s. 
Scots. 

(Case against Mr. Paterson and Agnes Gray continued.) 
„ 18. Booked John Pearson and Janet Moodie, both in this parish ; James 

Mercer, cautioner. 
,, 19. Collected by Drummond, igd. 
„ 20. Mortcloath money, ^i : i6s. Scots. 
„ 23. Mortcloath, ^"3 Scots. 

,, 26. John Haliburtone and Alison Rae in Drygrainge, a.d.n. Helen; w. 
Andrew Dickson, Wm. Forsan. 

Collected by John Mabane and Andrew Marr, ^i : 14s. Scots. 
Mortcloath money, i6s. Scots. 

This day the minister intimated a meeting of the heretors, 
Tuesday next, to consider the state of the poor. 

William Mathison and Janet Frier, for antenuptial fornication, 
gave in the penalty ^4 Scots. 
,, 28. This day the Minister, John Mabane, Robert Scott, tlvic. mett and gave 
up the half of the collections, &c. to the heretors. (Same day). — 
The heretors mett and provided for the poor for ensuing quarter. 

„ ,, John Noteman and Purves in Hewieshaugh, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. 

George Marti ne. 
„ 30. Mortcloath money, i6s. Scots. 
April 2. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, John Mercer, John Sibbald, 
Andrew Marr, &c., elders. 



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Collected by William Milne and Andrew Drummond, ^i :8s. 
Scots. 

(Case against Mr. Paterson and Agnes Gray continued.) 
April 3. Mr. Rnssel and Jean Boston in Langshaw, a.s.n. William ; w. George 
Alley, Robert Laid lay. 

„ „ Thomas Darling and Thomson in Langhaugh, a.s.n. Robert ; \v. 

George Alley, George Martin. 
4. Mortcloath money, ^3 Scots. 

9. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Andrew Marr, John Sibbald, 
Nicol Milne, &c.. elders. 

Collected by Andrew Mein and Robert Scott, ^i : 19s. Scots. 
(Case against Marion Usher, continued.) 
,, 16. John Fairbairn and Bessie F^lint in Melrose, a.d.n. Mary ; w. Thomas 
Lookup, John Hoy. 

Collected by Andrew Mein and Andrew Drummond, ^i : 14s. 
Scots. 
„ 17. Thomas Young and Isobel Thomson in Langshaw, a.d.n. Janet. 
„ -,, Thomas Dalgliesh and Janet Brown, a.d.n. Isobel; w. Ale.xr. Scot. 
John Laidlaw. 

Mortcloath money, 8d. 
,, 23. Collected by John Sibbald and Robert Scot, £\ ; 6s. Scots. 

Item, to mortcloath money, 8d. 
, 30. Collected by Wm. Milne and Andrew Marr, ^i : los. Scots. 
May 5. Booked Thomas Kennedy in the parish of Galashiels and Helen 
Laidlaw in this parish , John Thomson, cautioner. 

Mortcloath money, 8d. _ 

„ 7. Robert Bunzie and Margaret Mein in Newsteid, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. 
William and John Bunzies. 

Collected by John Mercer and Andrew Drummond, /i : 19s, 
Scots. 
„ 14. Collected b\- Andrew Mein, ^i : 7s, Scots. 
,, 19. Wm. and Helen Hunters in Melrose, a.s.n. James ; w. Robert and 

James Hunters. 
,, 21. Collected by Robert Scott. ^2 : lis. Scots. 

Mortcloath money, 8d. 
,, 28. Thomas Bunzie and Helen Bryden in Kildon, a.d.n. Marion ; w. John 
Sibbald, John liunzie. 

Collected by Robert Moffat and Andrew Drummond, £\ : los. 
Scots. 
,, 31. Booked John Lyal in the parish of Ligerwood and Margaret Turner 
in this parish ; Thomas Turner, cautioner. 

June 4. John Lauder and in Housebyres, a.s.n. Janes ; w. Laird Marr, 

Thomas Boston. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, John Mercer, Andrew 
Mein, John Mabane, &c., elders. 

Collected by Robert Scott, ^1 : 8s. Scots. 

The session unanimously resolve that the sacrament shall be 
celebrate in this place the 3rd Sabbath of July ne.xt. The 
sederunt closed with prayer. 

Mortcloath money, ^i : ids. Scots. 
,, 10. l^ooked John Chisholm in this parish and Elizabeth Lauder in the 

parish of Earlestown ; John Fisher, cautioner. 
„ II. Andrew Martin and Margaret Alexander in .Mehose. a d.n. Catharine. 

„ „ James Burnet and Renaldson in Darnick, a.d.n. Isobel. 

Robert Huntlie and Margaret Young in Gattonside, a.d.n. Isobel. 

Wm. Pringle and Tait in Blainslies, a.d.n. Christian ; w. George 

Martin, Robert Johnstone (for four preceding entries). 
Collected by John Sibbald, ^i :7s. Scots. 
i. Margaret Redfurd, fornicatrix, compeared for the first time. 

Collected bv Andrew Mein and Andrew Drummond, /i :6s. Scots. 



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Jline 21. Robert Lees and Eupham Mertle in Whitlaw, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 

,, 25. The minister intimated a meeting of the heretors Tuesday next, con- 
cerning the poor. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, John Mercer, Andrew 

Marr, John Sibbald, &c., elders. 

Collected by John Sibbald and Andrew Marr, ^i ; los. 
Scots. 

(Case of discipline against Susanna Wanlees Gatesyde, New- 
castle, and VVm. Hopkirk, younger.) 
,, 27. The Minister, John Mabane, Robert Scott, (S:c., mett and gave up 
the half of the collections to the heretors. 

Same day.^The heretors mett and provided for the poor for 
ensuing quarter, as per their sederunt of this date. 
July I. Booked for marriage Wm. Mein and Margaret Mercer, both in this 
parish ; Nicol Bowar, cautioner. 
„ 2. Andrew Riddell and Margaret Haliwall in Gattonside; w. John 
Thomson, Thomas Boston. 

Margaret Redfurd compeared the third time, was rebuked and 
dismissed. Paid in her penalty, £i : los. Scots. 

This day the minister intimated the celebration of the sacra- 
ment of the supper in this place against this day fourteen days, 
and gave suitable exhortations. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, John Sibbald, Robert 
Scott, Andrew Mein, &c., elders. 

Collected by James Laidlay and Andrew Drummond, ^i : 12s. 
Scots. 

It was this day represented that Henry Dalaway, dancing 
master in this place, did upon this day eighth days transport 
his wife, children and effects the time of divine service, to the 
great offence of the people. The session order him to be cited 
to the session against this day eight days. 
„ 8. Booked David Brown and Janet Carter, both in this parish ; John 

Tait, cautioner. 
„ 9. The minister appointed Thursday next as the humiliation day before 
„._ ■ the sacrament. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Andrew Marr, Andrew 
Mein, Robert Scott, &c., elders. T- -r/JTr^- ''- 

' Collected by JohnMabane, ^1 : 13s. Scots. ■'- 
Henry Dalaway being cited, was called and coriipeared. He 
. was charged .with profaning the Lord's day in transporting him- 
self, family and effects in time of Divine worship. He 
acknowledged his fault and expressed his sorrow for so doing, 
and promised never to be guilty for any such thing in time 
coming. 

The session appoint Tuesday next for privy tryals and order- 
ing other things about the sacrarnent. 
.„-, ,Ji- This day being appointed for privy tryals, after prayer sederunt, 
James Laidlaw, Nicol Milne, John Sibbald, John Wallace, John 
Mercer, Andrew Drummond, Robert Scott, John Mabane, Andrew 
Marr, elders. 

The elders present were severally removed by pairs, tryed, 
,. ., : . . approven and encouraged to go on in the Lord's work. 

The collections are to be gathered and doors kept as formerly. 
..,^ , 13. Robert Grierson and Marion Wilson in Darnick, a.s.n. Gabriel. 

'„ - „ Alexr. Vair and Wilson in Danieltown, a.s.n. George. 

„ ,, and in Blainslies, a.s.n. John. 

.,, . „■ Nicol Mercer and — — Chisholm in Bridgend, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 
Thomas Vair, William Wilson. 
,.„ ^ 17. John Usher and Janet White in Darnick, a.s.n. James; w. James 
Lusher, John Hownam. 



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Collected, Fast day, - - - -^740 

Collected, Saturday, - - - - 1 1 3 o 

Collected, Saljbath day, - - - - 21 14 o 

Collected, Monday, - - - - 10 4 o 



^50 5 o 
Given to the precentor, within and without doors, 6 12 o 

To the beadle, - - - - - 300 

July 18. Mett Blainslies, after prayer sederunt, pro re naia, the Minister, 
Robert Moffat, John Wallace, Robert Scot, elders. 

(Case of discipline against Jean Steel in Blainslies and George 
Kirkwood, clerk of Lauder.) 
,, 21. For the mortcloatli, ^3 Scots. 

„ 23. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, John Sibbald, Robert Scott, 
Andrew Mein, tScc. elders. 

Collected by Andrew Drummond and Andrew Marr, ^2 :6s. Scots. 
Received testimonials for Robert Laidlaw and family. 
The confession of Jean Steel taken at Blainslies the i8th 
instant was read to the session, and as the girilt was committed in 
Lauder and the scandal most nottour there, the session appoint 
their clerk to send the said confession to the minister of Lauder, 
that they may enquire into it. 
,, 28. Booked William Wilson in this and Margaret Ford in the parish of 
Lauder ; Robert Scot, cautioner. 
Mortcloath to a child, 8d. 
To a new burial place, lod. 
,, 30. Collected by Andrew Drummond, ^^i : 9s. Scots. 
Aug. 6. Collected by Robert Scott, ^i : 19s. Scots. 

„ 13. Walter Rae and Christian Richie in Newtown, a.d.n. Agnes. 
,, „ Wm. Turner and Mary Purves in Galtonside, a.d.n. Isabel ; w. Laird 
Marr, Thomas Boston. 

Collected by Wm. Milne and Andrew Marr, ^i : 14s. Scots. 
„ 16. Little mortcloath to two children, i6d. 

„ 20. Robert Hog and Gillas in Melrose, a.s.n. George. 

,, „ Wm. Wilson and Mary Wright in Danieltown, a.d.n. Helen ; w. Robert 
Johnstone, Robert Penman. 

Collected by Andrew Drummond, ^i : los. Scots. 
„ 21. Alexr. Gray and Margaret Thinne in Blainslies, a.s.n. William ; w. 

Wm. Darling, Robert Scot. 
„ 27. Collected by Robert Scott and John Wallace, ^i : 14s. Scots. 
Mortcloath money, ^1 : los. Scots. 
Ditto to a child, 8d. 
,, 29. James Edgar and Bessie Pringle in Blainslies, a.s.n. James : w. John 
Fisher. 
Sept. 3. Collected by William Milne and Andrew Mein, ^i : 7s. Scots. 
,, 10. Wm. Bartleman and Jean Pringle in Newsteid, a.s.n. William. 
„ „ John Purves and Agnes Thinne in Melrose, a.d.n. Helen ; w. Thomas 
.Marr, James Smail. 

Collected by John Mabane, £\ : 7s. Scots. 
„ 17. Collected by Robert Scott and Andrew Marr, £] : 8s. Scots. 

Mortcloath money, i6s. Scots. 
„ 22. Booked James Waugh in the parisli of Ligerwood and Jean 

Grahamslie in this parish ; Robert Penman, cautioner. 
,, 23. Booked Thomas .'\nderson in the parish of Earlstown and Agnes 

Brown in this parish ; James Fisher, cautioner. 
„ 24. John Gill and Helen Paterson in Melrose, a.d.n. Alison. 
„ ,, John Fiddes and Elizabeth Martine in Gatlonside, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. 
Thomas Gill, (ieorge Lawrie. 

This day the minister intimated a meeting of the heretors 
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Collected by Andrew Mein and John Mercer, ^i :9s. Scots. 
Sept. 25. Best mortcloath, £1 Scots. 
„ 29. This day was given in the half of the collections &c., to the heretors, 
who as none of the principal heretors mett, the meeting is 
continued till Thursday next, and intimation is to be made 
Sabbath next. 
„ 30. Booked Alexr. Cook, senior, and Isobel Moodie, both in this parish ; 
Alexr. Cook, cautioner. 
Oct. I. Robert Trotter and Margaret Mabane in Melrose, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 
John and William Mabanes. 

Collected by Robert Scot, I5d. 

Intimation was made conform to appointment Friday last. 
„ 5. The heritors mett and provided for the poor for ensuing quarter, as 

per their sederunt. 
, 7. Booked Robert Lawrie in this parish and Alison Wight in the parish 
of Bowden ; Wm. Cook, cautioner. 

„ 8. Andrew Marr and Mercer in Darnick, a.s.n. Robert ; w. John 

Dalgliesh, John Hownam, there. 
„ 9. Martcloath money, £i\ : los. Scots. 
„ 12. Ditto ^3 Scots. 

,, 14. Booked John Hoy and Helen Bartown, both in this parish ; Thomas 
Hoy, cautioner. 

„ 15. John Mercer and Mabane in Newsteid, a.s.n. John; w. John 

Mein, elder and younger. 

Collected by Robert Scott, ^i : 2s. Scots. 
„ 18. Mortcloath, 8d. 
„ 20. Booked James Henry in the parish of Galashiels and Margaret 

Ellies in this parish ; Wm. Alley, cautioner. 
,, 21. Booked Alexr. M'Faddzean and Janet Sked, both in this parish ; 
John Lyal, cautioner. 

Mortcloath money, ^i Scots. 
„ 22. Collected by Andrew Drummond, ^i : lis. Scots. 
„ 27. George Scott and Isobel Tailor in Danieltown, two daughters named 

Elizabeth and Isobel ; w. Walter Scots, George Lawrie. 
„ 29. John Bunzie and Isobel Wilson in Newtown, a s.n. Robert ; w. Nicol 
Milne, John Sibbald. 

After prayer sederunt the Minister, Andrew Mein, Robert Scot, 
John Mercer, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Marr, ^i : 12s. Scots. 
Michael Wallace having married irregularly was with his wife 
cited to this day's session. Michael compeared and produced the 
lines of his marriage, dated at Edinburgh the 12th of October 

1 738, signed Robertsone, minister. Produced also testimonials 

for his wife from Hawick, proceeding Whitsunday last. He was 
rebuked for the same, and his wife not compearing she is ordered to 
be cited to the session this day eight day, and the said Michael to 
pay his fine due to the poor of the parish. 

(Case against Mr. Paterson and Agnes Gray continued.) 
Nov. I. Booked James Peacock in the parish of Galashiels and Isobel Elliot 
in this ; William Wallace, cautioner. 
„ 5. John Scot and Agnes Renaldson in Newsteid, a.s.n. John ; w. Andrew 
Mein, Robert Bunzie. 

After prayer sederunt the Minister, Wm. Milne, Nicol Milne, 
Andrew Mein, elders. 

Collected by Andrew Drummond and Andrew Marr, ^i :6s. 
Scots. 

Agnes Wright, spouse to Michael W^allace, being cited to this 
session was called but compeared not. She is ordered to be cited 
pro secundo to the session against this day eight days. 
„ 7. Mortcloath to Janet Bunzie, ^3 Scots. 



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Nov. g. William Martin and Isobel Diuniinond in Gattonside, a.s.n. William ; 
\v. Andrew Marr. 
„ 12. James Speeding and Janet Mercei in Bridgend, a.d n. Jean ; \v. 
Nicol Mercer, William Hud. 

After prayer sederunt the Minister, John Mercer, Andrew 
Mein, &c., elders. 

("oUected by John Sibbald and Andrew Marr, J^\ : r6s. Scots. 
Agnes Wright being summoned, was called but compeared not. 
The session appoint her to be cited pro 3"" to the session against 
this day eight days. The sederunt closed with prayer. 

„ 17. James Dickson and Blaikie in Westhouses, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. 

Mungo and John Parks. 
,, 18. Booked Nicol Laidlaw and Elizabeth Milne, both in this parish ; 

Mungo Laidlaw, cautioner. 
„ ,, Andrew Darling in this parish and Margaret Somervel in the parish 
of Lauder ; Alexr. Scott, cautioner. 
Mortcloath to a child, 8d. 
,, 19. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, John Mabane, Andrew Marr, &c., 
elclers. 

Collected by Nicol Milne and Robert Scot, j^\ : 15s. Scots. 
Agnes Wright being called, compeared not. The affair is 
delayed for the time. 

The session has condescended to take a crown as Janet 

(ilendinning's penalty in not compleating marriage with 

Speeding, in Galashiels parish. 
Mortcloath to a child, 8d. 

Robert Scot's penalty for irregular marriage, ^9 Scots. 
„ 25. Booked Thomas Gill and Isobel Riddell, both in this parish ; John 
Gill, cautioner. 

Andrew Mein and Alison Mein, both in this parish ; Cornelius 
Mein, cautioner. 

John Park in this parish and Margaret Henderson in the parish 
of Gordon ; Mungo Park, cautioner. 
26. James M'Dougal and Janet Ileiton in Darnick, a.s.n. Andrew. 
,,y Andrew and Helen Bunzies in Newsteid, a.d.n. Christian ; w. John 
and Andrew Meins. 

Collected by Wm. Milne, ^i : 8s. Scots. 
,, 29. Peter Legg and Margaret Frier in Melrose, a.s.n. Peter ; w. Thomas 
and yVndrew Murrays. 
Dec. I. Booked William Tait in the parish of Stow, and Isobel Turner in this 
parish ; John Hoy, cautioner. 
,, Thomas Slatter in tliis parish, and Janet Darling in the parish of 
Ligerwood ; .■\lexr. Scott, cautioner. 
„ 2. Booked William Scot in this parish and Elizabeth Cochran in the 
parish of Lesuden ; John Gill, cautioner. 

Collected by Andrew Drummond, £\ : 5s. Scots. 
,, 4. Charles Ormistoun and Jean Lockie in Melrose, two daughters named 

Elizabeth and Margaret ; w. John Mabane. 
„ 5. Richard Park and Margaret Pringle in AUanshaws, a.s.n. Richard. 
„ „ John Edgar and Agnes Grieve in Blainslies, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. John 

Fisher, John Wallace. 
„ 7. Booked William Brown in this and Janet Scot in the parish of 

Ashkirk ; /Vndrew Pringle, cautioner. 
„ 8. John Brown and Marion Fairbairn, both in this jjarish ; John Robert- 
son, cautioner. 

John Mein and Christian Hunter, both in this parish ; James 
Hunter, cautioner. 
„ 10. .After prayer sederunt, the Minister, .Andrew Marr, John Mabane, John 
Mercei-, Xic, elders. 

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(Case of disciplineagainst Margaret Walkerand James Hopkirk.) 
Dec 17. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, James Laidlaw, Robert Scott 
Andrew Mein, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Drummond and Andrew Marr, ^i : i8s 
Scots. 

William Hopkirk, guilty with Susanna Wanlees in Newcastle, 
having applied that he may make satisfaction before this congrega- 
tion, appeared this day before the session and testified his sorrow 
for his sin, and appointed to appear Sabbath first in common form. 
(Case against James Hopkirk and Margaret Walker continued.) 
„ ,, The best mnrtcloath, £^ Scots. 

To a new burial place, lod. 

„ 18. Wm. Wood and Elizabeth Brown in , a.d.n. Isobel ; w. John 

Fisher, Alexr. Scot. 
„ 19. Best mortcloath, ^3 Scots. 

„ 24. This day the minister intimated a meeting for the poor, Tuesday next. 
- ;:,» w George Mercer, and Isobel Hunter in Darnick, a.s.n. John ; w. John 
Mercer, Wm. Hunter. 

Collected by Andrew Marr, and John Sibbald, ^2 : is. Scots. 
Wm. Hopkirk compeared for the first time and wasadmonished. 
„ 26. This day the heretors and session mett and provided for the poor for 
ensuing quarter, as per their sederunt of this date. 

Andrew Bartleman, tailor, indweller in Newtown, presented a 
petition craving the heretors and kirk session would allow him 
liberty to build a seat for his family in the Silverless isle at the 
end of James Pringles. The heretors and session viewed the 
place and granted his petition, provided he prejudice none that 
have seats already. 
,, 28. Robert Hog and Alison Trotter in Bentmilne, a.s.n. John ; w. Mungo 
Park, John Park. 

Best mortcloath to Peter Legg, ^3 Scots. 
Do. to Robert Fisher, ^3 Scots. 
„ 31. Charles Wilkieson and Anne Paterson in Melrose, a.s.n. Thomas. 
, Wm. Bunzie and Janet Little in Newstead, a.s.n. Thomas. 
, George Wight and Christian Pringle in Darnick, a.s.n. George ; w. 
Dr. Rutherfurd, Bailie Paterson. 

Collected by Andrew Mein and Wm. iMilne, ^2: 15s. Scots. 
(Baptisms and other bookings are to be found separately in 
'.^g:;-: . another book.) 
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Jan. 5. Mortcloath money ^i : los. Scots. 

,, 7. Wm. Hopkirk compeared the third time, was rebuked, dismissed, and 
,;.':?.■; 'A paid in ^2 : (os. Scots. 

Collected by John Mercer and Andrew Marr, ^1 : 7s. Scots. 
The session appoints their clerk to speak to Mr. Paterson and 
see if he will compear before a committee of the session any time 
that is most convenient for him, and own his guilt with Agnes 
Gray. 
.; ,^r^:28. James Hopkirk compeared the first time, and was admonished. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, John Wallace, Andrew 
Mein, &c., elders. 

(Case against Mr. Paterson continued.) The session is of the 
mind that affair should be again laid before the presb\i:ry. 

The session appointed their clerk to speak to Michael Wallace 
that he would cause his wife compear before the session and 
acknowledge her marriage, and give in their penalty due the poor 
for such irregular marriage, and in case he refuse to acquaint 
him the session will prosecute him before the Justices of the 
_ : _ Peace. 
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Collected by Robert Scott, lyid. 
The minister indisposed. 
Feb. 1 1. James Hopkirk compeared the third time, was rebuked and dismissed. 
Paid his penalty, £2 : los. Scots. 

Collected by Andrew Drummond, £,\ : 6s. Scots. 
,, 18. Collected by Robert Scott and Andrew Marr, £\ : los. Scots. 
„ 25. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, John Mercer, Andrew Mein, 
Robert Scott, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Marr, Nicol Milne, £1 : 6s. Scots. 
(Case of discipline against Wm. Scot and Elizabeth Cochran, 
his wife, also the case against Michael Wallace and Agnes Wright, 
continued.) 
Mar. 4. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, James Laidlaw, Nicol Milne, 
Andrew Marr, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Drummond and Andrew Mein, £1 : lis. 
Scots. 

(Case against William Scot and Elizabeth Cochran con- 
tinued.) 

Agnes Wright, spouse to Michael Wallace, compeared, and 
testified her sorrow for their irregular marriage. It is recom- 
mended to the clerk to speak to Michael to pay his fine as others 
have done in like cases. 
„ II. About nine of the clock morning. After prayer sederunt, the 
Minister, Nicol Milne, Robert Scott, John Mabane, &c., elders. 
(Case of discipline against Bearfawld's servant maid.) 
Collected by John Mabane, £1 : is. Scots. 
For the little mortcloath, 8d. 
,, 18. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, John Wallace, Robert Scott, 
John Mercer, &c., elders. 

Collected by William Milne, £1 : 17s. Scots. 
(Case against Isobel Wilson, servitri.x to Mr. Fisher, Bear- 
fawld, and young Mr. Fisher.) 
„ 19. Mortcloath money, 8d. 

„ 25. The minister intimated a meeting of the heretors, &c. Thursday 
next concerning the poor. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, William Milne, Andrew 
Mein, &c., elders. 

Collected by Robert Scott, £1 : 14s. Scots. 
(Case against Isobel Wilson and Andrew Fisher continued.) 
„ 29. The heretors mett and provided for the poor for ensuing quarter, as 

per their sederunt of this date. 
„ 30. Mortcloath money, 2od. 
April I. After prayer sederunt. Minister, John Mabane, John Mercer, 
Andrew Marr, elders. 

Collected by Andrew Drummond, ^i : 6s. Scots. 
The session appoints to-morrow fourteen days for inspecting 
George Martin's accompts, and they ordain him to have them 
ready against that time. 

As Isobel Wilson compeared not according to appointment, it 
is recommended to the elder in Darnick to speak to her. 
„ 5. The little mortcloath, 8d. 
„ 8. Collected by William Milne, £^ Scots. 
„ 15. Collected by Robert Scott, ^i : lis. Scots. 
„ 16. This day met, conform to a former appointment. 

After prayer, the Minister, John Mabane, Nicol and William 
Milns, Andrew Mein, Andrew Mar, Robert Scott, elders. 

The session having looked into George Martin's accompts, 
charge and discharge since July 1737, and the same being in several 
separate papers. The session appoint him to make them out in 
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which time the session appoints their meeting to revise and 
approve the same. 

The minister acquainted the session that he has a demand on 
these, in whose hands the poor's money and papers are lodged, 
for certain sums which he claims to be returned to him, and the 
session, to be disposed of by them only for pious uses, as they 
shall think proper. Imprimis^ Whereas it is the general practise 
of the ministers of the kingdom to pay the synod clerk's fees out 
of their collections, Mr. Milne, considering that their stock was but 
snial, and for other reasons, has paid it out of his own pocket these 
twenty-eight years, amounting to ^84 Scots, at a crown per annum. 
Secitndo^ Whereas the allowance for the communion elements was 
only ^'20 Scots till anno 1724, this ^20 Scots used to be given in to 
the session, and they defrayed all expences relative thereto out of 
the collections. This Mr. Milne paid out of his own pocket which 
a modest calcul will amount to i^2oo Scots. This the minister 
desired might be recorded and affixed to George Martin's 
accompts to be given in to the heretors. 
April 22. Collected by William Milne, ^i : 7s. Scots. 

(Case against Isobel Wilson and Andrew Fisher continued.) 

Received testimonials for the said Isobel Wilson preceeding 
Whitsunday 1736. 
„ 29. Collected by John Mabane, ^i : 5s. Scots. 
May 5. Mortcloath money, ^i : i6s. Scots. 

„ 6. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Robert Scott, Andrew Mein, 
Andrew Drummond, elders. 

Collected by Andrew Marr, ^i : 4s. Scots. 

Isobel Wilson, servitrix to Mr. Fisher, having been cited 
pro 3"" to compear before the congregation appears not. The 
session is to consider the affair at their next meeting. 
„ 7. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Nicol Milne, John Mabane, 
Robert Scott, Andrew Drummond, elders. 

The session this day saw an accompt of the collections for four 
quarters preceeding April last, given in by George Martin. They 
approved the same, and appointed them to be given in to the 
bailie, with what Mr. Milne represented the i6th of April adjected 
thereto. 
,, 13. Collected by Robert Scott, £\ : 1 is. Scots. 

For the little mortcloath, 8d. 
,, 20. The minister intimated a meeting of the heretors, &c. Thursday come 
eight days about repairing the kirk. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, John Mabane, Robert 
Scott, John Mercer, Andrew Marr, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Drummond, ^1 : 6s. Scots. 

(Case of discipline against Mary Lauder, servitrix to Alexr. 
Scott in Housebyres, and George Scott, son to the said Alexr. 

Isobel Wilson, still living in the family with Andrew Fisher, 
notwithstanding he has once and again been charged to put her 
away. The session do unanimously referr that affair to the 
presbytry of Selkirk to meet at Liliesleaf last Tuesday of this 
moneth, and the beadle is ordered to cite the said Andrew and 
Isobel to the said diet of the presbytry. 
„ 27. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Robert Scott, James Laidlaw, 
Nicol Milne, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Mein, £2 : 2S. Scots. 

(Case against (George Scott and Mary Lauder continued.) 

Received testimonials for James Kyle, his wife, and Mary 
Bourlees, preceeding Whitsunday 1728. 
June 3. The minister intimated a meeting of the heretors Thursday next for 
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Mary Lauder appeared for the first time, and was rebuked. 

Collected by Andrew Drummond, j[^\ : 9s. Scots. 
|une 5. The little mortcloath, Sd. 

William Keddie and Isobel Brown from the parishes of Selkirk 
and Liliesleaf, married here, I2d. 
„ 9 I'he olush moitcloatli, J\,\ Scots. 
„ 5. Mary Lauder appeared the second time. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, John Mabane, Jolin 
Mercer, Robert Scott, iScc, elders. 

Collected by William Milne, /i : 9s. Scots. 
This day the session unanimously agreed that the sacrament 
of the supper shall be celebrated in this place the 3rd Sabbath of 
July next. 

Walter Thompson in Laudhopemuire is ordered to be cited to 
the session against this day eight days for some indecent 
behaviour on the Sabbath day. 

(Case against Mary Lauder continued.) 
juiv 17. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Nicol Milne, Andrew Mein, 
Andrew Marr, &c , elders. 

Collected by Robert Moffatt, ^i : lis. Scots. 
Walter Thomson being cited was called and did compear, and 
acknowledged his sorrow for giving offence by any indecent 
behaviour on the Sabbath day. He was rebuked and admonished 
and dismissed. 
,, 24. The minister intimated a meeting about the kirk and poor, Wednes- 
day first. 

Collected by Andrew Drummond, i8d. sterling. 
27. This day the session gave up the half of the collections, viz., 
^12 : 19 : 6 Scots. 
The heretors mett and provided for the poor for ensuing quarter, 
conform to their sederunt of this date. 
July I. The minister intimated the celebration of the supper in this place 
this day fourteen days, with suitable exhortations and cautions. 
Collected by Robert Scott, ^i ; los. Scots. 
,, 2. Best velvet and best plush mortcloath for John Sibbald, ^4 : los. 

Scots. 
„ 8. The minister intimated Thursday next as a day of humiliation before 
the sacrament of the supper. 

After prayer, the Minister, John Mabane, Robert Scott, William 
Milne, &c., elders. 

Collected by Robert Moffatt, ^2 : i6s. Scots. 
The session appointed their meeting for privy tryals and 
regulating other things about tlie sacrament Tuesday next. 
,, 10. This day appointed for privy tryals. After prayer sederunt, the 
Minister, James Laidlaw, Robert Scott, John Mabane, Andrew 
Marr, Andrew Drummond, John Mercer, Nicol Milne, elders. 

The elders present were severally removed, tryed and approven 
and encouraged to go on in the Lord's work. 

The collection to be gathered and doors kept as formerly. 
11. Mortcloath for a rhild, 8d. 
,, 15. The minister administered the sacrament of the supper in common 
form, ten tables and a broken one. 

Collections the several days of the communion. 

On the Fast day, - - - -^580 

.Saturday's collection, - - ■ - 1300 

Sabbath day's collection, - - - 20 12 o 

Monday's collection, - - - - 1200 



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Brought forward, - ^5' o o 
Debursed the precentor, within and without doors, 6120 
To the beadle, - - - - - 300 
To John Gill for mending thefurtns, and mount- 
ing the tent, - - - - - 380 

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Ballance, ^38 o o 

July 19. This day the seat possessed by Robert Scott, weaver in Danieltown, 
and Robert Hunter, flesher in Melrose, was, at their mutual 
desire and consent, recorded in the session register to be pos- 
sessed by them and theirs in all time coming, whereof the said 
Robert Scott has two-thirds and the said Robert Hunter the other 
third, whicii they are to occupy without any preference, which seat 
is bounded with the seat of Robert Penman, Junior, immediately 
before it to the west, and the passage before Hagburn seat 
behind it to the east. 
, 22. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, John Mercer, John Moffatt, 
Andrew Mein, elders. 

The session appoint Tuesday next for taking in the collections 
at the sacrament, and considering the state of the poor. 
„ 24. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, John Mabane, Robert Scott, 
&c., elders. 

The session gave in the half of the sacrament money to the 
clerk for the use of the heretors, extending to £10 Scots. The 
session disposed of a good part of the other half as will appear by 
George Martin's accompts. 
,, 29. Collected by John MaVjane, ^i :3s. Scots. 
Mortcloath money, ^i Scots. 
Aug. 4. Best mortcloath for James Wilkieson, ^3 Scots. 
„ 5. Collected by Robert Scott, £2 : 2s. Scots. 

Little mortcloath, 8d. 
,, 12. Collected by Andrew Drummond, ^i :8s. Scots. 
Mortcloath to Robert Penman, ^3 Scots. 
„ 19. Collected by William Milne, ^i : 15s. Scots. 
„ 26. Collected by Andrew Drunimond, ^i : 8s. Scots. 
Sept. 2. Collected by John Mabane, ^1 : 8s. Scots. 
Mortcloath money, £^ Scots. 
„ 9. Collected by Andrew Drummond, ^i : 5s. Scots. 
„ 15. Best velvet mortcloath to Alexr. Paterson, bailie, ^3 Scots. 
,, 16 George Scott, guilty with Mary Lauder, compeared the first time, and 
was admonished. 

(Case of discipline against Jean Carter, late servitrix to James 
Watt, merchant in Melrose, and George Watt, smith.) 
(Case against Marion Usher continued.) 
„ 23. George Scott compeared the second time. 

A meeting of the heretors, &c., anent the poor, appointed 
Thursday next. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, John Mercer, James 
Laidlaw, John Mabane, Andrew Marr, «&c., elders. 

(Case against George Watt and Jean Carter continued.) 
„ 27. This day the session mett and gave up the half of the collections, 

^10 : 4s. Scots. 
„ „ The heretors mett and provided the poor for ensuing quarter as per 

their sederunt of this date. 
„ 30. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Andrew Mein, Robert Scott, 
Andrew Marr, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Drummond, £1 : 10s. Scots. 



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(Case against (George Watt and Jean Carter continued.) 
Oct. 3. Moitcloatli money, J^\ Scots. 

„ 7. The minister intimated a fast to be kept to-moirou on account of the 
unseasonableness of the weather, and at the same time intimated 
two c(jllections recommended by the synod, vi/.., one for Long- 
framlingtown and another for repairing Killendrige Chapel, to be 
gathered to-morrow. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, James Laidlaw, Robert 
Moffatt, Robert Scott, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Mein, ^1 : 3s. Scots. 
(Case against George Watt and Jean Carter continued.) 
To the little mortcloath, 8d. 
„ 8. Collected by John Mercer and Rcjbert Scott, ^13 : ids. Scots, which 

was given in to the minister for the purposes as mentioned. 
„ 14 George Scott compeared for the third time, was rebuked and dismissed. 
Paid in for his penalty, £^^ : los. Scots. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, John iMabane, Robert 
Scott, Robert Moftatt, &c., elders. 

'"ollected by William Milne, ^i :3s. Scots. 
(Case against George Watt and Jean Carter continued.) 
Mortcloath money, £\ : los. Scots. 
21. Collected by Nicol Milne, ^i : 5s. Scots. 
28. Collected by William Milne, £i :9s. Scots. 

Committee of the session to meet Tuesday first. 
„ 30. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Nicol Milne, John Mercer, 
Robert Scott and Andrew Drummond, elders, as a committee of 
the session for considering the act of mortification intended by 
Andrew Martine, surgeon in Melrose, which deed was read, and 
the above committee having considered the same, they concluded 
that if they empowered to judge of the proper objects of this 
charity and freed and exonerated from all omissions, and 
accountable only for intromissions and the power of application 
lodged jointly with them and the mortifier and his heirs, they 
cannot in safety accept of the mortification, leaving the mortifier 
the intention of Mr. Martine in the way and manner he thinks 
most agreeable thereto. 
Nov. 4. Collected by Andrew Drumn-.ond £1 : lis. Scots. 
„ !o Best mortcloath, ^3 Scots. 
„ II. Collected by Robert Scott, ^i :^s. Scots. 
„ 16. Mortcloath money, £i : los. Scots. 
„ 18. Collected by William Milne, ^i : I2s. Scots. 
,, 25. Collected by Andrew Mein, ^i : 13s. Scots. 
Dec. 2. Collected by John Wallace, ^i :9s. Scots. 
Mortcloath money, ^i : los. Scots. 
,, 9. Collected by Andrew Drummond, ^i : 8s. Scots. 

Mortcloath money, £1 : los. Scots. 
„ 13. William Sandilands and Margaret P'ife in Mertown parish, married 
here, 1 2s. Scots. 
16. Collected by William -Milne, /^i : is Scots. 
23. Collected by John Mabane, ^1 : 12s. Scots. 

On the report of Andrew Mein, apprentice to George Watt, 

smith in Melrose, his being clandestinely married to Janet 

Atchison, servitrix to Charles Wilkieson, the officer is appointed 

to cite them to the session this day eight days. 

26. This day the session gave up the half of the collections, iSic, ^^lo : i6s. 

Scots. 

26. The heritors mett and providcil for the poor for ensuing quarter as 
per their sederunt of this date. 

27. Mortcloath money, £\ Scots. 

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Dec. 30. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Andrew Mein, John Mercer, 

Robert Scott, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Drummond, 9s. Scots. 
Andrew Mein and Janet Atchison being cited, were called and 
compeared. They produced their marriage lines, dated att Edin- 
burgh 17th December 1739, signed J. Robertson, minister, but as 
there is but only one witness insert, the session resolves to enquire' 
into it. They were rebuked and dismissed for the time. 

1740. 
Jan. T. Mortcloath for James Usher, ^'1 : los. Scots. 

,, 6. This day the minister read an act of the late commission of the 
assembly for a general fast, and the King's proclamation for 
observing the same through all Scotland, Wednesday next, the 
ninth instant, as also he read an act of the general assembly 
appointing a collection for the distressed protestants in Bobie and 
Villar, in Piedmont, to be levied here the foresaid ninth instant 
with suitable e.xhortations. 

„ 9. Collected by Robert Scott and Andrew Marr, £\-^ : 12s. Scots for the 
purposes above mentioned. 

,, 10. Best mortcloath for Janet Mabane, ^3 Scots. 

,, 13. Collected by Andrew Mein, 13s. Scots. 

,, 14 Best Mortcloath for Janet Boston, ^3 Scots. 

,, 20. Collected by William Milne and James Laidlay, I7d. 

„ 25. Plush mortcloath to Helen Beinstone, ^i : los. Scots. 

„ 27. Collected by Robert Scott, ^i :4s. Scots. 

The season being so extraordinary straitening, the minister 
and elders condescended to take 20s. sterling and distribute 
among the poor, besides what has been formerly given among 
them. 
Feb. 3. Collected by William Milne, ^i :6s. Scots. 

The minister intimated that he was to go from family to 
fimily within Melrose to receive their charity for the relief of the 
poor in this straitening season. The elders are desired to do the 
same withm their bounds. 

„ 4. There was this day collected from the town of Melrose ^25 :8s. Scots, 
which, with what came in from Newtown, Eildon, Newstead, 
Gattonside, Darnick and Bridgend, extended to ^54 :6s. .Scots. 
The elders with the minister and clerk mett and distributed to the 
necessituous persons and families ^41 : 5s. Scots. What remains 
undisposed of is reserved till next week, in regard the storm seems 
still to continue. 

There was also levied from the town of Melrose Dec. 31, £^\Z 
Scots, which was that same day divided among the poor house- 
holders in Melrose. 
8. Plush mortcloath to James Vair, ^i : los. Scots. 

10. Collected by Andrew Mein, ^i : 7s. Scots. 
The elders to meet to morrow to consider the state of the poor. 

11. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Robert Scott, John Mabane, 
Nicol Milne, Andrew Drummond, Andrew Marr and Andrew 
Mein, elders. 

There was added to the ^13 : is. Scots that was not disposed 
of this day eight days, ^3 :i6s. Scotts brought in by the elders 
from householders that had not contributed before, which with 
^5 : 8s. Scots, remaming of the 20s. sterling formerly allowed by 
the session to be distribute makes ^21 : 15s. Scots, whereof the 
session this day distributed to the indigent ^12 : 2s. Scots, so there 
remains undisposed ^g : 13s. Scots till next week. 

Received testimonials for Agnes Wight preceeding Martinmas 
last. The sederunt closed with prayer. 
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The elders meet to-morrow to consider the state of the 
poor. 
Feb. 18. The elders mett, and of the ^9 : 13s. Scots that remained undisposed 
of last week, they distribute this day £7 : 10s. Scots, and the 
^2 :3s. Scots remained was delivered to the minister to be 
distribute to the poor of the highlands. 
20. .Mortcioath for .Margaret Young, ^i Scots. 
24. Collected by Andrew Mein, £1 : 13s. Scots. 

Mortcioath for Isobel Lamb, ^3 Scots. 
Mar. I. James Donaldson and |;inet Harvie in Bouden parisii, married here 
I2S. Scots. 
„ 2. .After prayer sederunt, the Minister, John Mabane, John Mercer, 
Robert Scott, &c., elders. 

Collected by John Wallace, £1 : 12s. Scots. 
(Case against George Watt and Jean Carter continued). 
Mortcioath for Alison Dawson, £1 Scots. 
9. Collected by .Andrew Drummond, £1 : 5s. Scots. 
16. Collected by Andrew Mein, £1 :9s. Scots. 

Mortcioath to Margaret Kyle, £] : los. Scots. 
23. Collected by Robert Moffatt, ^1 : r5s. Scots. 

Intimated a meeting anent the poor Thursday ne.\t. 

26. Mortcioath to James Creightone, ^i Scots. 

27. The heretors mett this day and provided the poor for ensuing quarter 
as per their sederunt of this date. 

30. Collected by Robert Scott, ^1 : 4s. Scots. 
.Mortcioath for Mrs. liannatyne, ^3 Scots. 

31. Mortcioath for John Laidlaw, ^1 : los. Scots. 

.April 6. Agnes Gray guilty with the deceased Mr. Alexr. Paterson, appeared 
for the first time and was admonished. 

Collected by John Mabane, £1 ; 8s. Scots. 
7. Mortcioath for Bessie Gill, £1 Scots. 
13. Collected by Andrew Drummond, ^1 : i is. Scots. 
Agnes Gray appeared the second time. 
.\Iortcloath to Agnes Alley, ^,1 : los. Scots. 

19. Ditto, to .Andrew Moss, £\ : los. Scots. 

20. Intimated a ineetmg of the heretors for repairing the kirk. 
Collected by Robert Mofifatt, ^i : 4s. Scots 

27. Collected by Robert Scott, ^i :7s. Scots. 

29. The minister produced a discharge from William Alexander, collector 
fo"- the protestant inhabitants of Babi and Villars, in Piedmont, of 
this parishes, moiety extending to ^15 :6s. Scots, levied the Qtli 
of January last. 
May 4. Collected by Andrew Drummond, 19s. Scots. 
„ II. Collected by Robert Scott, ^i : i6s. Scots. 

The minister produced a discharge from the collector for 
rebuilding the meeting house att Longframlington, for £6 Scots, 
as also another for that at Killendridge Chapel for ^4 Scots. To 
Helen Nicol who had her house burnt ^3 Scots, which sum com- 
pleats the sum levied Oct. 8th, 1739. 
May 18. Margaret Walker guilty with James Hopkirk, compeared for the tirst 
time and was rebuked. 

Collected by Andrew Drummond, £} : ys. Scots. 
„ 25. .Margaret Walker compeared for the second time. 

After prayer sederunt, the minister, Andrew Marr, John 
Wallace, Robert Scott, elders. 

Collected by Andrew Mein, ^1 : 5s. Scots. 

The session being informed that one Peter Strachan, residing in 
Melrose, an'i .Anne Ormistown, also in Melrose, have jnarried 
irregularly, order them to be sited to the session against this day 
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June I. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, John Mercer, Jolni Mabane, 
Andrew Marr, iXic, elders. 

Margaret Walker compeared for the third time and was 
rebuked and dismissed, and paid in ^i : los. Scots. 

This day Peter Strachan and Anne Ormistone being cited for 
their irregular marriage compeared, who owned they were married 
and produced lines, dated att Edinburgh May 21st, 1740 signed 
David Strang, minister. They were rebuked and ordered to pay 
their penalty incurred according to law. 
„ 8. Collected by John Mabane, i7d. 

,, 15. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, John Wallace, Robert Scott, 
Andrew Marr. 

Collected by Robert Scott, ^1:13. 

The minister and sessionunanimouslyagreed that the sacrament 
of the supper shall be administered in this place the 20th of July 
next. 
,, 22. Collected by Nicol Milne, £2 : 12s. Scots. 

Intimated a meeting of the heretors, &c. concerning the poor 
Wednesday ne.xt. 
,, 25. The heretors mett and provided for the poor as per their sederunt. 
,, 29. This morning the minister called the elders and proposed on account 
of the barren and threatening weather there should be a day of 
fasting aud humiliation kept here some day this week. They 
unanimously condescended on Wednesday next. 

The minister intimated Wednesday next to be observed as an 
humiliation day, accordingly gave suitable exhortations. 
Collected by Andrew Drummond, ^1 : 14s. Scots. 
July 2. There was this day collected ^11 : 15s Scots, whereof was instantly 
distributed £7 : 12s. Scots, so £4 : 3s. Scots was lodged with George 
Martine. 
„ 6. This day the minister intimated the celebration of the supper in this 
place this day fourteen days. 

Agnes Gray appeared for the third time and was dismissed. 
After prayer sederunt, the Minister, John Mercer, Robert Scott, 
James Laidlaw, Sic, elders. 

Collected by Andrew Mein, ^i : 18s. Scots. 
Agnes Gray's penalty, ^i : los. Scots. 
(Case of discipline against John Kemp and his wife.) 
,, 13. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, William Milne, Nicol Milne, 
Andrew Mein, &c., elders. 

The minister this day intimated Thursday next as the day of 
humiliation before the sacrament of the supper. 
Application was made this day by Jean Lamb, spouse to 
Andrew Dawson, Junior (who has shown a manifest contempt 
of the sacrament of baptism), that the minister and session would 
allow her baptism to her child. The session considering the case 
agree that she holding the child and taking the vows, the minister 
should baptize her child. 

(Case against John Kemp and his wife continued.) 
The session appoint Tuesday for privy censures. 
„ 15. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, James Laidlaw, Andrew Marr, 
Andrew Mein, Andrew Drummond, and Robert Scott, elders. 
The elders present were severally removed, tryed and approven, 
and encouraged to go on in the Lord's work. 

Collections to be gathered and doors kept as formerly. 

, 17. Fast day, collected, . . . - . /6 4 o 

,, 19. Saturday, collected, - - - - - 11 18 o 

„ 20. Sabbath day, collected, - - - - - 20 8 o 



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Brought forward, ^38 10 o 

July 21. Monday, collected, ■ - - - - 12 18 o 

There was distribute of this, - - ■ ^5' 8 o 

To the precentor and beadle and several poor, - 26 16 o 

^24 12 o 

,, 22. The day in a constitute session, the session distribute to the several 

poor within the parish. 
,, 24. Mortcloath money £1 Scots. 

To the remains of Alison Dawson's do., lod. 
„ 27. Collected by Andrew Mein, ^i : 15s. Scots. 
Aug. 3. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, John Mercer, James Laidlaw, 
&c., elders. 

Collected by William Milne, I2d. 

(Case against George Watt and Jean Carter, continued.) 
(Case of disciphne against Andrew Mein and Janet Atchison, 
his spouse.) 
„ 10. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Andrew Mein, Robert Scott, 
Andrew Marr, elders. 

Collected by Nicol Milne, £\ : 17s. Scots. 
iCase against Andrew iMein continued.) 
„ 17. Collected by Andrew Drummond, £1 : 14s. Scots. 

Andrew Mein and Janet Atchison compeared for the first time 
and were admonished. 
„ 24. Collected by Andrew Marr, ,/j : 14s. Scots. 

Andrew Mein and Janet Atchison compeared the second time. 
„ 31. Collected by James Laidlaw, ^i :7s. Scots. 
Sept. 7. Collected by Robert Scott, £\ : 13s. Scots. 
,, 14. Collected by John Wallace, £1 : 14s. Scots. 
„ 21. Collected by Andrew Mein, ^i : lis. Scots. 

Andrew Mein and Janet Atchison compeared for the third time, 
were exhorted, rebuked and dismissed. 

Then the minister intimated a meeting for considering the 
state of the poor Friday next. 
„ 26. The heretors met and adjourned their meeting till P'riday the 10th of 

October next. 
„ 28. Collected by William Milne, ,^1 : los. Scots. 
Oct. 5. After prayer sederunt, the Minister, John Mabane, Andrew Mein, 
Andrew Marr, &c., elders. 

Collected by Andrew Drumniontl, ^i : 13s. Scots. 
It was moved to the session that conform to the sederunt of 
the heretors the 26th last, an information should be laid before the 
justices of the peace, anenl >uch a? are deficient in their payments 
of the poor's money. The session unanimously agreed that an 
information and representation signed by their clerk should be 
laid before them by Nicol Milne, portioner of Newtown, Tuesday 
next. 
The heretors melt and provided for the poor as per their sederunt. 
Collected by Robert Scott, £2 Scots. 
Collected by Xicol Milne, ^2 : los. Scots. 

Mortcloath money, 8d. 
Collected by Robert Scott, ^i : 13s. Scots. 
2. Collected by Robert Scott, £1 : 3s. Scots. 
Collected by John Mercer, ^i : us. Scots. 
Collected by Andrew Drummond, £\ : i6s. Scots. 
Mortcloath to Andrew Boston, £^ Scots. 
Collected by William Milne, £1 : tis. Scots. 
Collected by Rolicrt -Scott, ^l : 19s. Scots. 



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John Kemp and Anne Christie compeared for their antenuptial 
fornication and were rebuked. 
Dec. 7. Collected by Andrew Marr, ^^i : 15s. Scots. 

John Kemp and spouse compeared the second time. 
„ 14. Collected by Andrew Alein, ^1 :6s. Scots. 

John Kemp and spouse compeared the third time, were rebuked 
and dismissed. 

The minister intimated a meeting of the heretors Thursday 
next. 

Mortcloath for Katharine Pringle, ^i : los. Scots. 
„ 18. The heretors mett and provided the poor for ensuing quarter, as per 

their sederunt. 
,, 21. Collected by Andrew Drummond, £^\ : 6s. Scots. 
„ 28. Collected by James Laidiaw, ^i : 8s. Scots. 

'741- 
Jan. I. Collected by William Milne, £,\ : 15s. Scots. 

Jean Carter guilty of fornication with George Watt compeared 
for the first time. 

Mortcloath money, ^1 Scots. 
,, II. Jean Carter compeared the second time. 

Collected by Robert Scott, ^i : 16s. Scots. 

John Laidiaw and Margaret Burnet, clandestinely married, are 
ordered to be cited to the session against this day eight days. 
Dec. 17. Mortcloath money, 8d. 

„ 18. Jean Carter compeared the third time, was rebuked and dismissed. 
She paid in of her penaUy ^i : .[.s. Scots. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, John Mercer, John Mabane, 
Andrew Drummond, &c., elders. 

Collected by Robert Scott, ^^i :9s. Scots. 

John Laidiaw and Margaret Burnet, being cited, were called. 
John compeared, but Margaret did not, the day being bad. He 
was asked if married to Margaret Burnet. Answered he was and 
produced lines thereof, dated at Edinr. Dec. 8th, 1740, signed 
George Aytone. John was removed, and the session considering 
the said lines, they are of the mind they are not genuine, because 
they are neither good sense nor are there one word of them right 
spelled ; besides the said John and asked about them prevaricated 
before the session, saying at first that the said Cjeorge Aytone 
wrote them. Then that one in the company wrote them and he 
signed them, as both the testificate looks suspicious, and he alters 
in telling the aftair. John owns guilt with the said Margaret 
before the said marriage. The session have allowed him till this 
day two weeks to produce a more satisfying testificate from the 
said George Aytone, which diet of the session he and the said 
Margaret Burnet is ordered to attend. 

Mortcloath to Christian Milne, ^3 Scots. 
Jan. 25. Collected by Andrew Mein, i8d. 

„ 26. Received John Laidlaw's penalty for not compleating marriage with 
Jean Brown, delivered to the minister 9s : 6d. sterling. 

John Bruce, officer, got 6d. 
„ 29. Mortcloath money, ^i Scots. 
Feb. I. The minister intimated Wednesday next as a day of fasting and 
humiliation, according to the late commission and King's 
proclamation. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Andrew Marr, John 
Mabane, &c., elders. 

Collected by Robert Scott, ^i : los. Scots. 

John Laidiaw being cited to this diet compeared, and Margaret 
Burnet. He was asked if he had got any other attestation of his 
marriage. Answered no. He was seriously talked with about 



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the irregular course he had taken, and as the lines produced seem 
very suspicious, the session resolve to enquire farther into it. 
They were dismissed till further orders and the sederunt closed 
with prayer. 
Feb. 4. Collecteci ^6 : i8s., which was delivered to the minister. 
„ 8. Collected by Andrew Urummond, £1 : is. Scots 

„ 15. After prayer, the Minister, Andrew Mein, William Milne, John .Mercer, 
elders. 

Collected by Robert Scott, £\ ; 12s. Scots. 

The minister produced documents for John Laidlaw's marriage 
with which the session is satisfied. 

Case of discipline against Mr, Fisher of liearfauld's servant. 
„ 22. Isobel Wilson, guilty with Andrew Fisher, compeared the first time 
and was exhorted. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Robert Scott, Andrew 
Mein, Andrew Marr, &c., elders. 

Collected by William Milne, £1 : lis. Scots. 

(Case against Hannah Jamieson, servitrix to Mr. Fisher, and 
Andrew Fisher, his son, continued.) 

By a letter from the kirk session of Bowden ; a case of dis- 
cipline against Margaret Aird, who left this parish at Martinmas, 
and Mungo Glendinning, servant to Mr. Wilkieson. 
Mar. I. The precentor read an advertisement concerning beans being to be 
got at Berwick. 

After prayer sederunt, the Minister, Andrew Mein, John Mercer, 
elders. 

Collected by Robert Scott, ^1 : 13s. Scots. 

The beadle reports he could not get Andrew Fisher to cite him 
to this diet, he living at Kippielaw. He is appointed to go to the 
kirk otificer at Bowden and cause him cite Andrew Fisher, who at 
present is staying at Kippielaw, to our session this day eight days. 

The records of session are to be found in the beginning of another 

volume like this. 

N.B. — Andrew Henderson's children are marked after July 30th, 1769. 
(The above is written on a separate page, beginning of volume.) 

1739- 
Jan. 8. Hugh Grieve and .Margaret Darling in Blainslies, a.d.n. Margaret ; 

w. John Fisher, John Darling. 
,, 14. Nicol Bowar and Margaret Mein in Newtown, a.d.n. Alison ; w. 

Nicol Miln, John Miln, there. 
,, 29. Andrew Darling and Fleeming in Blainslies, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. 

James and Alexr. .Scotts there. 
Feb. 4. John .Milne and Helen Brown in Newtown, a.s.n. Nicol ; w. Thomas 

Stenhouse, Nicol Milne, there 
„ 8. Nicol -Milne and Janet Frater in Newtown, a.s.n. Nicol ; w. John 

Milne, Nicol Bowar, there. 
„ II. Alexr. Ellis and Margaret Wilson in Danieltown, a.s.n. James; w. 

John Bowie, Robert Trotter. 
„ 26. Robeit Mercer and Annabella Ovens in Newstead, a.s.n. Robert. 
,, „ William Cook and Margaret Lawrie in Melrose, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 

George and Robert Lawries. 
,, 28. George Dalgliesh and .Agnes Hoy in Overlangshaw, a.s.n. James 
„ „ James Brown and Janet Waugh in Netherlangshaw, a.s.n. Thomas ; 

w. Robert Moffat, John Wallace. 
Mar. 4. James Hopkirk and Margaret Walker in Melrose, by fornication, a.s.n. 

James ; w. William and Thomas Steel. 
,, 8. George Blaikie and Mary Gray in Langhaugh, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 

James Blaikie, Andrew Bryden. 






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Mar. 18. John Young and Margaret Gill in Gattonside, a.s.n. Thomas. 

„ „ Robert Myles and Janet Mathison in Gattonside, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 

John Gill, William Mathison, there. 

,, 25. Alexr. Broomfield and Isobel Mein in Gattonside, a.s.n. Robert. 

„ „ Andrew Hart and Janet Davidson in Newsteid, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 

John Mein, elder and younger. 

April 8. George Martine and Margaret White in Melrose, a.d.n. Agnes ; \v. 

John Tait, Andrew Martine. 

,, 29. Robert Penman and Christian Grahamslie in Melrose, a.s.n. Robert. 

,, Simon Haitley and Marion Bunzie in Melrose, a.s.n. Thomas. 

,, John Tait and Margaret Martine in Melrose, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. 

Robert Penman, Andrew Dawson. 

,, 30. John Chisholm and Elizabeth Lauder in Colmslie, a.s.n. John. 

„ „ James Moffat and Mary Pringle in Overlangshaw, a.d.n. Alison ; w. 

James Dickson, Thomas Mathison. 

May 16. Robert Scott and Janet Darling in Blainslies, a.s.n. James ; w. James 

and Alexr. Scots there. 

„ 20. Thomas Hoy and Janet Smith in Gattonside, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. John 

Smith, John Hoy. 

June 5. John Givan and Janet Jamieson in Overlangshaw, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. 

John Park, Thomas Watson. 

„ 10. Thomas Bunzie and Agnes Mein in Newstead, a s.n. Robert. 

„ „ John Pringle and Margaret Young in Blainslies, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 

James and Andrew Bunzies. 

„ 14. James Wallace and Eupham Darling in Blainslies, a.d.n. Janet. 

,, ,, John Carter and Isobel Purves in Clackmae, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. 

Thomas Purves, Mungo Park. 

,, 17. William Mein and Margaret Mercer in Newtown, a.d.n. Mary ; w. 

Hugh Mein, Nicol Mercer. 

,, 24. Andrew Burnet and Eleanor TurnbuU in Melrose, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 

James Watt, William Steel. 

July 22. Alexr. Cunningham of Hyndhope and Elizabeth Paterson, his lady ; 

w. Alexr. Paterson, Charles Wilkieson. 

29. Adam Dods and Bettie Gill in Danieltown, a.s.n. Robert. 

,, Alexr. M'Fadzean and Janet Sked in Melrose, a.d.n. Janet. 

„ „ David Shiel and Isobel Tailor in Easterlanglee, a.d.n. Helen. 

,, „ Robert Speeding and Christian M'Fadzean in Bowden milne, a.d.n. 

Helen ; w. John Mabane, Robert Scott. 

Aug. 2. James Fisher and Isobel Wight in Clackmae, a's.n. James. 

,, John and Elizabeth Stirlings in Blainslies, a.s.n. Robert. 

,, William Darling and Allan in Blainslies, a.d.n. Mary ; w. 

Thomas Purves, Robert Knox. 

5. Philip Fair and Simpson in Gattonside, a.s.n. George. 

,, Andrew Martine and Margaret Alexander in Melrose, a.d.n. Elizabeth. 

,, John Anderson and Elizabeth Fiddes in Melrose, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. 

John I'ait, George Martine. 

,, 12. John Hope and Isobel Haliburtone in Darnick, a.d.n. Catharine ; w. 

George Martine, John Tait. 

„ 26. James Watt and Margaret Darling in Melrose, a.d.n. Agnes ; \v. James 

Small, Thomas Marr. 

Sept. 9. William Wilson and in Blainslies, a.s.n. William ; w. Alexr. 

Gray, Robert Scott. 

,, 16. Thomas Speeding and Margaret Brown in Gattonside, a.s.n. Thomas. 

,, „ James Wight and Margaret Skirven in Darnick, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. 

Andrew Marr, James Bouston. 

Oct. 4. Michael Wallace and Agnes Wright in Melrose, a.d.n. Jean ; vv. James 

Richardson, Andrew Mein. 

„ 7. Thomas Vair and Wilson in Danieltown, a.d.n. Janet ; w. Alexr. 

Vair, George Lawrie. 

,, 21. Thomas Gill and Riddell in Danieltown, a.s.n. James. 









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Oct. 21. William Maitine and Jean Grieve in Ciattonside, a.d.n. Margaret; 

w. (ieorge Lawrie, Andrew Marr. 
„ 28. William and Helen Hunters in Melrose, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. Charles 

Wilkieson, Henry Cook. 
Nov. iS. William Brown and .Scott in Gattonside, a.s.n. John ; w. Andrew 

Marr, John Boston. 
,, 25. Thomas Vair and Jean Mem in Newstead, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. John 

Mein, Andrew .Mein. 
Dec. 2. Thomas Marr and Jean Craig in Melrose, a.s.n. William ; w. Andrew 

.Marr, James Marr. 
„ 16. William Mathison and Janet Frier in Melrose, a.s.n. William ; w. 

Andrew Marr, James Marr. 
,, ,, Xicol Mercer and Margaret Chisholm in Bridgend, a.d i!. Mary ; w. 

Thomas Mathison, Walter Murray. 
„ 23. Mungo Laidlaw and Elizabeth .Milne in Newtown, a.d.n. Isabel. 
,, ,, Robert Lawrie and Alison Wight in Uanieltown, a.d.n. Isabel ; w. 

Nicol Milne, George Lawrie. 
,, 30. John Hoy and Alison Cunningham in Melrose, a.s.n. Samuel ; w. 

Alexr. and William Meins. 

1740- 
Jan. 26. Andrew Haitley and Alison Dawson in Danieltown, two sons named 

Alexander and Andrew ; w. Robert and Walter Scotts. 
„ 28. Alexr. Sandilands and Margaret Hog in Buckholm, a.s.n. James ; w. 

(jeorge Alley, George Blaikie. 
Feb. 7. .Andrew Darling and Margaret Somervel in Newhouses, a.s.n. 

Andrew ; w. Robert and William Moft'att. 
,, 22 George Grieve and Somervel in Blainslies, a s.n. James ; w. 

Alexr. Gray, James Wallace. 
„ 24. Walter Rae and Christian Richie in Newtown, a.s.n. Robert. 
„ „ Robert Bunzie and Margaret Mein in Newstead, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. 

Nicol Milne, William Bunzie. 
Mar. 2. George Speeding and Helen Wilson in I5owden, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. 

Andrew Marr, Thomas Boston. 
,, I f. James Russel of Ashiesteel and Jean Boston, his lady, a.d.n. 

Catharine ; w. Alexr. Russel, Alexr. Baptie. 
„ 23. John Milne and Eupham Brown in Newtown, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. 

Thomas Stenhouse, Nicol Milne. 

April 2. Thomas Watson and Isobel Cochran in Blainslies, . 

„ ,, George Henry and Janet Thomson in Bentmilne, ; w. John 

Fisher, James Russell. 
,, 3. John Boston and Hunter in Gattonside, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 

Robert Philp, Thomas Boston. 
,, 13. John Fairbairn and Elizabeth Flint in Melrose, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. 

George and Andrew Marlines. 
,, 21. Robert Lees and Mertle in Whitlaw, a.s.n. William ; w. William 

Mertle, William Lees. 
„ 22. Thoma.s Henderson and Isobel Pringle in Sorrowlessfieki, a.s.n. 

William ; w. James Fisher, James Henderson. 
„ 27. Robert Trotter and Margaret Mabane in Melrose, a.s.n. James. 
,, ,, John .Mem, junior, and Christian Hunter in Newsteid, a.d.n. Helen. 
,, „ John Bunzie and Isobel Wilson in Newtown, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. John 

Mein, Robert Hunter. 

May 4. John Darling and Bunzie in Melrose, a.s.n. William. 

„ ,, Thomas Darling and Margaret Martin in Gattonside, a.d.n. 

Margaret ; w. Andrew Marr. John Tait. 
„ 19. William Wallace and Marion P)rown in Blainslies, a.s.n. WiJliam ; w. 

.Alexr. and John (irays. 
„ 25. Alexr. Lockie and (jrissal Nicolson in Melrose, a.s.n. William. 
„ „ George Martine and Agnes Fair in Westhouses, a.d.n. Mary ; w. John 

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June I. William M'Caul and Margaret Mercer in Uarnick, a.d.n. Margaret. 

John Frier and Isobel Scott in Colmslie, a.s.n. Adam ; w. James 

Dixon, Henry Forrest. 
15. James Bunzie and Isobel Moodie in Newsteid, a.s.n. George; vv. 

Andrew and Thomas Bunzies. 
George Walker and Anne Pringle in Melrose, a.d.n. Anne. 
James Martine and Margaret Ellies in Gattonside, a.d.n. Margaret ; 

\v. Andrew Marr, William Steel. 
Robert Tait and Jean Gordon in Blainslies, a.s.n. John. 
James Stirling and Agnes Scott in Rhone, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. James 

and Alexr. Scotts 
William Milne and Mein in Darnick, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. John 

and George Mercers. 
„ 13. Andrew Dawson and Jean Lamb in Melrose, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 

Andrew Martine, Adam Thorburn. 
The deceased John Laidlaw and Agnes Mein in Eildon, a.d.n. Chris- 
tian ; w. Alexr. Mein, Nicol Milne. 
John Mein and Elizabeth Familtown in Lindean, a.s.n. John ; w. 

James Mein, George Martine. 
George Wigh and Christian Pringle in Melrose, a.d.n. Ruth. 
John Scott and Agnes Renaldson in Newstead, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. John 

and Andrew Meins. 
Sept. 7. Thomas Mabane and Margaret Tait in Melrose, a.d.n. Janet ; w. John 

and William Mabanes. 
William Steel and Elizabeth Walker in iMelrose, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. 

Thomas Steel, George Walker. 
Andrew Mein and Janet Atchison in Newsteid, by antenuptial forni- 
cation, a.d.n. Alison ; w. George Martine, John Tait. 
Alexr. Cuningham of Hyndhope and Elizabeth Paterson, his lady, in 

Old Melrose, a.s.n. Charles ; w. Charles Wilkieson, George Martine. 
Alexr. Gray and Margaret Thyne in Blainslies, a.s.n. George ; w. 

John Gray, Robert Scott. 
Andrew Renaldson and Janet Scott in Darnick, a.s.n. Walter ; w. 

William and George Renaldsons. 
James Fisher and Janet Glendinning in Darnick, a.s.n. John. 
I)avid Martine and Helen Bell in Gattonside, a.s.n. William ; w. 

William Martine, John Mercer. 
Charles Wilkieson and Anne Paterson in Melrose, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; 

w. Alexander Cunningham, William Hunter. 
John Bruce and Christian Forsan in Melrose, a.s.n. George. 
Andrew Pringle and Anne Brock in Newsteid, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 

Thomas and James Williamsons. 
Andrew Bowar and Margaret Stenhouse in Newtown, a s.n. Nicol ; 

w. Nicol Bowar, Nicol Milne. 
James Wight and Skirven in Darnick, a.s.n. George ; w. John 

and George Mercer. 
John Coats and Janet Purves in Langshaw, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 

Henry Forest, Thomas Mathison. 
John Gill and Helen Paterson in Melrose, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. Thomas 

Gill, George Lawrie. 
Robert Laidlaw and Agnes Gray in Colmsliehill, a.d.n. Helen. 
James Dickson and Margaret Blaikie in Westhouses, a.d.n. Helen ; 

w. Alexr. Gray, Adam Harvie. 
William Hopkirk and Isobel Tait in Melrose, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. 

William Hopkirk, John Tait. 
Nicol Bowar and Mein in Newton, a.s.n. John ; w. Thomas and 

Nicol Milnes. 
Robert Grierson and Marion Wilson in Darnick, a.d.n. Margaret ; 

w. Thomas \'air, James Wilson. 
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Dec. 39. Thomas Hoy and Janet Smith in Ciattonside, a.d.n. Christian ; \v. 
Andrew and John Marrs. 

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Jan. 4. Robert I5laikie and Margaret I'epdin in Bridgend, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; 

w. Andrew Drummond, WiUiau) Hudd. 
„ 6. Mungo Park and Janet Blaikie in Westhouses, two sons named John 

and James. 
,, „ George Mercer and Isobel Himter in Darnick, a.d.n. Isobel. 
,, „ John Kemp and Anne Christie by antenuptial fornication, a.d.n. 

Helen ; \v. John Mercer, John Heiton. 
„ I I. Walter Scott and Janet Mein in Danieltown, a.s.n. Walter; \v. George 

Laurie, Robert Scott. 
„ 12. Richard Park and Margaret Pringle in AUanshaws, a.s.n. William ; \v. 

John Fisher, Walter Thomson. 
„ 18. Andrew Hart and Margaret Davidson in Newsteid, a.s.n. Andrew. 
,, ,, Andrew Burnet and Eleanor Turnbull in Melrose, a.d.n. Helen ; w. 

John Scott, Robert Bunzie. 
Mar. I. William Turner and Mary Purves in Gattonside, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. 

Andrew Marr, Thomas Boston. 
„ 15. James Welsh and Agnes Gibson in Gattonside, a.il.n. Isobel; w. 

Gilbert Welsh, James Boston. 
„ 22. William Martine and Margaret Drummond in (iattonside, a.s.n. 

William ; w. David Martine, John Cochran. 
25. William Thyne and Marion Forsyth in Blainsiies, a.s.n. James. 
„ William Pringle and - — — Tait in Blainslies, a.s.n. Hugh ; w. John 

and Alexr. Gray. 
„ 29. Alexr. Vair and Janet Wilson in Danieltown, a.d.n. Janet ; w. Thomas 

Vair, James Wilson. 

April 2. Thomas Darling and Thomson in Langhaugh, a.d.n. Agnes. 

„ ,, William Tait and Janet Atchison in Williamlaw, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. 

Thomas Inglis, (ieorge Blaikie. 
„ 8. James Anderson and Alison Boston in Easterlanglee, a.s.n. Thomas ; 

w. James Dickson, George Martine. 
2. James Speeding and Janet Mercer in Bridgend, a.s.n. James. 
,, John Lyal and Isobel Gill in Melrose, a.s.n. Alexander ; \v. Nicol 

Mercer, John Gill. 
„ 19. Andrew Martine and Margaret Alexander in Melrose, a.s.n. John ; 

w. George Martine, John Tait. 
May 1. Henry Forest and in Westhouses, a.s.n. Henry : w. John Forest, 

James Dixon. 
„ 10. William Martine and Jean (>rieve in Gattonside, a.s.n. James ; w. 

Andrew Marr, John Boston. 
,, 20. Simon Haitley ancl Marion Bunzie in Melrose, a.s.n. Robert; w. John 

l>owie, George Martine. 
„ 24. Walter Rae and Christian Richie in Newtown, a.s.n. James. 
„ ,, James l'«rown and Janet Waugh in , a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. Nicol 

Milne, Thomas Stenhouse. 
June 3. Andrew Chisholm and Marion Turner, a.s.n. James ; w. James 

Laidlaw, John Gordon. 
July 12. Alexr. Strachan and Mary Mein in Melrose, a.s.n. James. 

„ ,, William Bunzie and Janet Mabane in Newsteid, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 

John Mein, James Bunzie. 
„ 21. John Fisher and Isobel Scott in Colmslie, a.d.n. Isobel. 
„ „ Zerub. Forsan and Agnes Purves in Langshaw milne, a.d.n. Margaret ; 

w. Walter Thomson, Gideon Watson. 
Aug. 16. William Mabane and Isobel Bannatyne in Melrose, a.s.n. John. 

„ „ Adam Dods and Bettie Gill in Danieltown, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Robert 

and Thomas Trotters. 
„ 23. George Scott and Isobel Tailor in Danieltown, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. 

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Sept. 6. John Givan and in Oattonside, a.d.n. Beatrix ; w. James 

Speeding, Thomas Hoy. 
,, 8. The deceased James M'Dougal and Agnes Heiton in Dainick, a.s.n. 

James ; w. John Anderson, Robert Tait. 
„ 20. John Boston and Helen Hunter in Gatttonside, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 

Robert Philp, James Boston. 
Oct. II. Andrew Dawson and Jean Lamb in Meh'ose, a.s.n. Andrew. 
„ „ Nicol Laidlaw and Ehzabeth .Mihie in Newton, a.d.n. Margaret. 
„ ,, WiUiam Mein and Mercer in Newtown, a.d.n. Ehzabeth ; w. 

Nicol Milne, Mungo Laidlaw. 
,, I 5. James Atchison and Janet Turner in Langshaw, a.s.n. James. 
,, „ James Russel and Jean Boston in Langshaw, two daughters named 

Elizabeth and Catharine. 
,, ,, John Chisholm and Elizabeth Lawder, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. Wm. 

Russel of Ashiesteel, Walter Thomson. 
„ 25. John Fairbairn and ALargaret Young in Newtoun, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. 

William and Robert Bunzies. 
Nov. I. Nicol Mercer and Agnes Steel in Melrose, a.s.n. Nicol ; w. William 

and Thomas Steels. 
,, 12. William Wilson and Margaret Ford in Blainslies, a.s.n. James. 
„ „ Robert Scott and Janet Darling in Blainslies, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. John 

and Alexr. Grays. 
Dec. 7. Robert Mein and the deceased Marion Fisher in Newstead, a s.n. 

Robert ; w. John Meins, elder and younger, there. 
„ 13. James Watt and Margaret Darling In Melrose, a.s.n. James ; w. 

Thomas Marr, James Small. 
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Jan. TO. George Dickson and Janet Turner in Drygraingemilne, a.d.n. 

Margaret ; w. James Dickson, William Riddell. 
„ 24. Cornelius Mein and Helen Sibbald in Eildon, a.s.n. Richard ; w. 

Cornelius Mein, John Sibbald. 
Feb. I. Andrew Darling and Margaret Somervell in Newhouses, a.d.n. 

Annabella ; w. Mr. Russell, John Fisher. 
,, II. Robert Waddell and Agnes Turner in Williamlaw, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. 

George and James Blaikies. 
,, 13. Robert Mercer and Annabella Ovens in Newsteid, a.d.n. Annabella ; 

w. James and Andrew Pringles. 
Mar. 8. John Carter and Agnes Purves in Clackmae, a.d.n. Janet : w. James 

and Charles Ainslies. 
,, 9. George Blaikie and Mary Gray in Langhaugh, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 

Thomas Welsh, (jeorge Martine. 
„ 14. Andrew Hart and in Newsteid, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. John and 

Andrew Meins. 
,, 20. John Speirs and Alison Gibson in Newsteid, a.s.n. John ; w. James 

Mein, George Martine. 
,, 28. William Bartleman and Jean Pringle in Newsteid, a.s.n. John. 
„ ,, Mungo Glendinning and Margaret Shiel, by fornication, a.s.n. John ; w. 

Thomas and James Bunzies. 
„ 29. Robert Lees and Bettie Mertle in Whitelaw, a.d.n. Barbara ; w. 

William Mertle, William Lees. 
April 4. John Lyal and Isobell Gill in Melrose, a.d.n. Isobell ; w. Thomas and 

John Gills. 
„ 7. John Laidlaw and Margaret Burnet in Overlangshaw, by antenuptial 

fornication, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Robert Laidlaw, George Martine. 
,, II. Andrew Mein and Janet Renaldson in Newtown, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. 

James Mein, John Scott. 
„ 12. William Brown and Janet Scott in Gattonside, a.s.n. Robert and a.d.n. 

Agnes. 
,, ,, James Lythgow and Isobel Riddell in Gattonside, a.d.n. Alison ; w. 

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May 9. Nicol Milne and Janet P" rater in Newtown, a.s.n. Richard. 

,, „ John Hoy and Alison Cunninj^hame in Melrose, a.d.n. Alison ; w. 

Alexr. xMein, George Marline. 
„ 12. Alexr. Cunnin*^liam of Hyndhope and Elizabeth Faterson, his 

lady, in (Jld .Melrose, a.s.n. Adam ; w. Charles Wilkieson, George 

Marline. 
„ iS. Thomas Slatter and Janet Darling in iilainslies, a.s.n. Richard; w. 

Alexr. and John Grays. 
,, 31. John Mein and Christian Hunter in Newsteid, a.d.n. Jean ; w. John 

Mein, William Hunter. 
June 27. (ieorge Marline and Margaret White in Melrose, a.s.n. George ; vv. 

John Tail, Andrew Marline. 
July 4. William Malhison and Janet Frier in Melrose, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. 

Waller Murray, Thomas Malhison. 
,, 18. William Marline and Jean Grieve in (jaltonside, a.s.n. William. 
„ „ John Cochran and Margaret Drummond in Newtown, a.s.n. Henry ; 

w. Henry Cochran, Andrew Marr. 
„ 20. Andrew Bartleman and Cochran in Newtown, a.d.n. Mary ; w. 

Nicol Milne, James Mein. 
,, 25. James P'isher and Janet Glendinning in Darnick, a.s.n. James. 
„ „ James Welsh and Agnes Ciibson in Gattonside, a.s.n. William ; w. 

William Bell, James Boston. 
„ 31. John Milne and Eupham Brown in Newtown, a.d.n. Isobel. 
,, ,. Andrew Bowar and Margaret Slenhouse in Newtoun, a.d.n. Helen ; 

w. Nicol Milne, William Slenhouse. 
Aug. I. Adam Thorburn and Susanna Rulherfurd in Melrose, a.d.n. Susanna ; 

w. Andrew Marline, Robert Tail. 
,, 15. David Marline and Helen Bell in Gattonside, a.s.n. William; w. 

Thomas Hoy, William Hell. 
„ 22. John Gill and Helen Paterson in Melrose, a.d.n. Helen ; w. Thomas 

Gill, James Smail. 
Sept. 5. John Bruce and Christian Forsan in Melrose, a.s.n. John ; \\. William 

Williamson, Thomas Marr. 

,, 19. Henry Forest and Henderson in W eslhouses, a.s.n. Henry. 

„ ,, Alexr. Lockie and Grizzal Nicolson in Melrose, a.s.n. Alexander. 

„ „ James Burnet and Renaldson in Darnick, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 

John Mein, William Steel. 
„ 30. Robert Myles and Janet Malhison in Gattonside, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. 

Andrew Marr, George Marline. 
Oct. 1. James Wauch and Isobel Smail in Melrose, a.s.n. James ; w. James 

Smail, James Waugh. 
„ 12. Robert Trotter and Margaret Mabane in Melrose, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. 

John and William Mabans. 
„ 17. Thomas Bunzie and Janet Mein in Newsteid, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. James 

and Andrew Bunzies. 
„ 27. John Edgar and Margaret Grieve in Blainslies, a.s.n. John. 
„ „ John Wood and Alison Bourlees in Threepwood, a.d.n. Margaret : 

w. . 

Nov. 7. (ieorge Wright and Christian Pringle in Melrose, a.s.n. William. 
,, ,, .'Xndrew Mein and Janet Atchison in Newsteid, a.d.n. Agnes ; \v. John 

Mein, Andrew Mein. 

,, [7. Richard Park and .Pringle in Allanshaws, a.s.n. John. 

„ „ Alexr. (irayand Margaret Thyne in Blainslies, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. John 

Gray, Thomas Moffat. 
„ 28. William Wright and Agnes Brown in Darnick, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. 

James Wight, George Mercer. 

Dec. 5. Philip Fair and in Gattonside, a.s.n. Philip. 

„ „ Thomas Vair and Margaret Mein in Newsteid, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. 

Andrew Marr, John Mein. 
„ 19. Nicol Bowar and Margaret Mein in Newtown, a.d.n. Barbara. 



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Dec. 19 James Speeding and Janet Mercer in Bridgend, a.d.ii. Christian ; vv. 

Nicol Milne, Thomas Stenhouse. 
„ 26. John Scott and Renaldson in Newsteid, a.d.n. Jean ; w. John 

Mein, Robert Bunzie. 
,, 27. James Anderson and Alison Boston in Easterlanglee, a.d.n. Catharine ; 

w. Mr. John Boston, Ebenezer Currie. 

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Jan. 9. WUliam Govan and Isobel Willson in Lindean, a.s.n. William. 

„ ,, Michael Wallace and Agnes Wright in Melrose, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. 

Andrew and John Dawsons. 
„ 10. William Waugh and Agnes Lees in Blainslies, a.s.n. John. 
„ „ George Henry and Marion Thomson there, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; \v. 

James and Charles Ainslie. 
„ 16. William Bunzie and Barbara Trotter in Newsteid, a.s.n. James. 
„ ,, George Mercer and Isobel Hunter in Darnick, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. 

William Hunter, John Mercer. 
„ 23. Andrew Burnet and Eleanor Turnbull in Melrose, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 

James Watt, Andrew Dawson. 
Feb. 13. Thomas Hoy and Janet Smith in Gattonside, a.s.n. William, 
,, „ George Walker and Anne Pringle in Melrose, a.s.n. William. 
,, „ Alexander M'Faddzean and Sked in Melrose, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. 

William .Steel, Andrew Marr. 
Mar. 6. John Anderson and Elizabeth Fiddes in Melrose, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 

James Smail, George Walker. 
„ 9. Charles Wilkieson and Anne Paterson in Melrose, a.s.n. Ale.xr. ; w. 

Dr. Rutherfurd, Henry Cook. 
,, 17. William Thyne and Forsyth in Blainslies, a.d.n. Helen ; w. Alexr. 

Gray, Robert Scott. 
,, 19. John Haliburton and Rae in Drygrainge boathouse, a.s.n. 

Andrew ; w. Thomas Atchison, George Martine. 
April 3. Thomas Stenhouse and Agnes Milne in Newtoun, a.s.n. John. 

,, „ Andrew Renaldson and Janet Scott in Darnick, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. 

Nicol Milne, James Mein. 
„ 10. Alexr. Broomfield and Isobel Mein in Gattonside, a.s.n. George. 
„ „ William Steel and Elizabeth Walker in Melrose, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 

Andrew Marr, George Walker. 
„ 14. William Tait and Janet Atchison in Buckholm, a.d.n. Helen ; w. John 

Turner, George Henderson. 

„ 17. Patrick Bulman and in Newtown, a.s.n. James. 

„ ,, George Martine and Agnes Fair in Westhouses, a.d.n. Jean ; w. Nicol 

Milne, Thomas Stenhouse. 

,, 18. James Dixon and Blaikie in Old Melrose, a.d.n. Agnes. 

„ „ William Gray and in Drygrainge milne, a.d.n. Susanna ; w. 

William Hunter, John Mein. 
„ 24. Nicol Laidlaw and Elizabeth Milne in Newtown, a.s.n. Nicol. 
„ ,, John Kemp and Christie in C^attonside, a.s.n. Samuel ; w. Nicol 

Milne, Mungo Laidlaw. 
„ 27. Thomas Henderson and Isobel Pringle in Sorrowlessfield, a.s.n. 

Thomas ; w. James Fisher, George Martine. 
May I. William Milne and Elizabeth Mein in Darnick, a.s.n. ; vv. George 

and John Mercers. 
„ 15. John Purves and Agnes Thyne in Melrose, a.s.n. James. 
,, „ John Atchison and Janet Turner in Buckholm, a.s.n. John ; w. John 

and Mungo Parks. 
,, 29. William M'Caul and Margaret Mercer in Darnick, a.d.n. Elizabeth. 
„ „ James Atchison and Janet Frater in Langlee, a.d.n. Alison ; w. Andrew 

and George Martines. 
June 5. Robert Lawrie and Wight in Danieltown, a.d.n. Margaret ; w 

Robert Scot, George Lawrie. 
„ 6. James Fisher and Isobel Wight in Clackmae, a.s.n. George. 

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June 6. Robert Tait and Jean Gordon in Blainslies, a.d.n. Agnes. 

,, ,, William Darling and Magdaline Allan in Hlainslies, a.d.n. Magdaline ; 

w. James and Robert Scots. 
„ 19. John I'ait and Margaret iVlartine in Melrose, a.s.n. John ; w. (Jeorge 
and Andrew Martmes. 
July 3. Robert Dods and Marion Usher in Darnick, a.d.n. Isobel. 

„ „ Robert Hog and Frater in , a.d.n. Margaret ; \v. Andrew 

Renaldson, William Stoddart. 

„ 10. James Henry and EUies in Westerhousebyre, a.s.n. John. 

„ „ Andrew Cook and Anne Stedman in Melrose, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. 

Alexr. and William Cooks. 
„ 28. William Turner and Mary Purves in Gattonside, a.s.n. William ; 

w. Andrew and James Marrs. 
„ 29. John Fairbairn and Margaret Young in Newtown, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 
Henry Cochran, John Simpson. 
Aug. II. Mungo Park and Janet Blaikie in Westhouses, a.s.n. James; w. 
Mango Park, George Marti ne. 
,, 13. John Laidlaw and Margaret Burnet in Langshaw, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. 
George and Andrew Marlines. 
14. William Martineand Isobel Drummond in Gattonside, a.d.n. Margaret. 
,, John Boston and Helen Hunter in Gattonside. a.d.n. Helen ; w. 

George and John Marlines. 
21. Thomas Darling and Helen Thomson in Langhaugh, a.s.n. John. 
,, William Bryden and Janet Haliday in Langhaugh, a.d.n. Janet. 
„ William Mathison and Janet Frier in Melrose, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. 
George Blaikie, Andrew Bryden. 
Oct. 9. Cornelius Mein and Helen Sibbald in Eildon, a.s.n. John ; w. John 
Sibbald, John Bunzie. 
30. Thomas Vair and Margaret Wilson in Danieltown, a.s.n. Thomas. 
John Sprots and Lilias Leslie in Darnick, by fornication, a.d.n. 

Margaret ; w. John Tait, George Martine. 
John Frater and Alison Turner in Colmslie, a.s.n. Thomas. 
Robert Laidlaw and Agnes Gray in Colmslie, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. 

George Elliot, John Fisher. 
John Dawson and Elizabeth ALirr in Melrose, a.s.n. Andrew. 

William Slatter and Gardener in Newsteid, a.s.n. William. 

Thomas Dixon and Isabel Mercer in Bridgend, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 
Andrew and Thomas Marrs. 
,, 14. George Blaikie and Mary (jray in Langhaugh, a.s.n. John. 
,, „ Thomas Welsh and Agnes Fair in Langhaugh, a.s.n. John ; w. John 

Tait, George Alley. 
„ 20. Simon Haitley and Marion Bunzie in Melrose, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 
John P)Owie, Andrew Haitley. 
Dec. 4. Robert Lookup and Christian Lockie in Melrose, a.d.n. Margaret. 
„ ,, Robert Mercer and Annabella Ovens in Newsteid, a.d.n. Margaret ; 
w. Thomas and Andrew Lookup. 

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Jan. I. Walter Rae and Christian Richie in Newtown, a.d.n. Mary. 

„ „ Andrew Mem and Isobel Renaldson in Newtown, a.d.n. Margaret. 
„ I. Nicol Mercer and Agnes Steel in Melrose, a.d.n. Janet ; w. William 
Steel, George Walker. 
Feb. 5. James Wallace and Helen Familtown in Blainslies, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; 
w. Adam and James W^allaces. 
„ 26. Andrew Dawson and Jean Lamb in Melrose, a.s.n. George. 
,, „ Robert Mein and Helen Scott in Newsteid, a.s.n. Robert ; w. John 
Mein, Robert Bunzie. 

Mar. 8. Andrew Darling and in Overlangshaw, a.d.n. Janet ; w. Robert 

and William Moffats. 
„ 12. John Mein and Christian Hunter in Newsteid, a.s.n. John ; w. John 
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Mar. 30. John Sibbald and Agnes Stenhouse in Eildon, a.d.n. Christian ; w. 
Thomas Stenhouse, CorneHus Mein. 

April I. John Mercer and Skirven in Darnick, a.d.n Helen ; w. John 

and George Mercers. 
„ 8. William Martin^ and Jean Grieve in Gattonside, a.s.n. Hugh ; w. 

Andrew Marr, John Boston. 
„ 12. John Anderson, deceased, and Margaret Waugh in Melrose, a.s.n. 
John ; w. James Waugh, James Smail. 

„ 15. James Welsh and Gibson in Gattonside, a.d.n. Marion; w. 

James Boston, Andrew Marr. 
„ 20. The deceased Robert Cavers and Janet Wright in Melrose, a.d.n. 

Robina ; \v. Thomas Lookup, George Marline. 
„ 29. John and Isobel Bostons in Gattonside, a.d.n. Marion ; \v. Thomas 

and James Bostons. 
,, 30. James Brown and Janet Waugh in Housebyres, a.s.n. John ; w. 
George Mercer, George Martine. 

May 6. William Brown and Scott in Gattonside, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 

Thomas and John Bostons. 
„ 14. John Noteman and Margaret Purves in Hewieshaugh, a.d.n. Christian. 

„ ,, Thomas Rutherfurd and in Butterhole, a.d.n. Janet ; w. Walter 

and (Seorge Thomsons. 
„ 31. Andrew Darling and Margaret Somervel in Newhouses, a.d.n. Helen ; 
w. George Romanus, John Darling. 

June 12. John Haliburtone and Rae in Drygrainge, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. 

John Alein, George Martine. 

„ 17. John Givan and in Gattonside, a.s.n. John. 

„ ,, Andrew Martine and Margaret Alexander in Melrose,a.d.n. Margaret ; 

w. John Tait, George Martine. 
„ 23. David Martine and Helen Bell in Gattonside, a.d.n. Helen ; w. 
Andrew Marr, William Martine. 

„ 24. John Cochran and Drummond in Newtown, a.d.n. Mary. 

Nicol Milne and Mercer in Newtown, a.d.n. Mary. 

William Bunzie and Barbara Trotter in Newsteid, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. 
Robert Bunzie, John Mein. 
July I. James Waugh and Isobel Smail in Melrose, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. 
James Smail, James Waugh, Senior. 
John Bowar and Margaret Mercer in Melrose, a.s.n. James. 
William Fair and Catharine Wilson in Gattonside, a.d.n. Margaret ; 
w. Thomas Boston, William Steel. 
„ 22. James Crosbie and Agnes Haitley in Drygrainge, a.s.n. James ; w. 
Thomas Marr, Robert Crosbie. 
Aug. 12. James Fisher and Janet Glendining in Darnick, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. John 
Mercer, John Usher. 
„ 16. James Stirling and Agnes Scott in Rhone, a.s.n. James ; w. James 
and Robert Scots. 
19. John Gill and Helen Paterson in Melrose, a.s.n. John. 
„ George Scott and Isobel Tailor in Danieltown, a.s.n. James ; w. 
Thomas Gill, Robert Scott. 

Sept. 2. Henry Forest and in Westhouses, a.s.n. Ale.Kander ; w. William 

Steel, George Martine. 
„ 16. John Kemp and — — Christie in Gattonside, a.s.n. Alexander. 

„ ,, William Wight and Brown in Darnick, a.d.n. Jean. 

„ ,, Andrew Smith and Alison Hownam in Darnick, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 

James Wight, Andrew Hownam. 
„ 23. Alexr. M'Faddzean and Janet Sked in Melrose, a.s.n. Andrew. 

,, ,, Robert Williamson and in Gattonside, a.d.n. Eupham. 

„ „ James Hunter and Isobel Milne in Newsteid, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. Nicol 
Milne, Robert Hunter. 
Oct. 16. James Atchison and Janet Turner in Buckholm, a.s.n. James ; w. 
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Oct. 21. John Lyal aiul Isobel Gill in Melrose, a.s.n. Thomas; w. Thomas 

and John (iills. 
,, 24. Alexr. Broonifield and Isobel Mein in Ciattonside, a.d.n. Jean ; \v. 

Thomas Hoy, Thomas Doston. 
,, 28. Robert Dods and Usher in Darnick, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. Robert 

and George Scots. 
Nov. 11. Andrew Hurnet and Eleanor Turnbull in Melrose, a.d.n. Jean ; w. 

William Bain, William Hunter. 
,, 18. James Hudd and Janet Mercer, by fornication, in Bridgend, a.d.n. 

Janet ; w. John Mercer, Walter Scott. 
„ 21. Alexr. Gray and Margaret Thine in Blainshes, a.s.n. James. 
,, ,, James Atchison and Janet Frater in I.angsha\\, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. 

John Gra), William Wilson. 
Dec. 9. James W^hite and Janet Ker in Gattonside, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. 

.Andrew Dawson, Andrew Martine. 
,, II. James Anderson and Alison Boston in Easterlanglie, a.s.n. James ; 

w. William .Alley, Mungo Park. 

,, „ John Chisholm and Lauder in Colmslie, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. lit supra. 

„ 16. Nicol Bowar and Mein in Newtown, a.d.n. Mary ; w. Nicol and 

John Milns. 
„ 23. .Mungo Park and Anne Purves in Westhouses, a.d.n. Isobel. 
„ „ Robert Trotter and Margaret Mabane in .Melrose, a.d.n. Christian ; 

w. W^illiam Mabane, Andrew Martine. 
„ 30. John Bruce and Christian Forsen in Melrose, a.s.n. Robert. 

„ „ Thomas Bunzie and Bryden in Eildon, a.s.n. Thomas. 

„ ,, John Dawson and Elizabeth Marr in Melrose, a.d.n. Susanna. 

„ „ Andrew Pringle and Anne Brock in Newsteid, a.s.n. John and a.d.n. 

Anne ; w. John Mein, William Bartleman. 

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Jan. 6. Alexr. Vair and Wilson in Danieltown, a.s.n. James. 

„ ,, Andrew Hart and • Davidson in Newsteid, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. 

John Mein, Robert Bunzie. 
„ 13. James Blaikie and Elizabetli Purves in Drygrainge, a.s.n. Robert. 
,, ,, William M'Caul and Margaret Mercer in Darnick, a.d.n. Catharine. 
,, ,, Philip Fair and Alison Stephenstone in Gattonside, a.d.n. Anne : w. 

John Usher, John Mercer. 
,, 27. Nicol Mercer and Chisholm in Bridgend, a.d.n. Janet ; w. James 

Speeding, William Mein. 
Feb. 3. William Cook and Margaret I.awrie in Melrose, a.s.n. William. 
,, ,, James Lythgow and Isobel Riddell in Gattonside, a.s.n. Edward ; w. 

George and Robert Lawries. 
„ 4. Nicol Laidlaw, deceased, and Elizabeth Milne in Newtown, a.s.n. 

William ; w. Nicol Milne, Mungo Laidlaw. 
„ 10. John H(n' and .Alison Cunningham in Melrose, a.s.n. P'rancis ; w. 

John Bowie, Thomas Lookup. 
,, 21. Alexr. Bowie and Elizabeth Atchison, by fornication, a.s.n. George. 
Mar. 10. Thomas \'air and Jean Mein in Newsteid, a.s.n. John. 

,, ,, .Andrew Cook and .Anne Stedman in Melrose, a.s.n. WMlliam ; w. 

Alexr. and William Cooks. 
„ 17. William Hopkirk and Isobel Tait in Melrose, a.s.n. William. 
„ ,, Walter Tait and Janet .Story in Melrose, a.d.n. Anne ; w. John Tait, 

W'illiam Hopkirk. 
„ 19. John Laidlay and Margaret Burnet, presented by the said Margaret, 

as John is under scandal, a.s.n. John. 
„ ,, William 'i'ait and Janet .Atcliison in Buckholm, a.d.n. Anne ; w. 

Robert ami William Mofilatts. 
24. (leorge W'ight and Christian Pringle in I.')arnick, a.d.n. Christian ; w. 

John and George Mercers. 
„ 27. Thomas Hart and Barbara Ainslie, by fornication, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; 

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April 7. James Mein and Janet Mercer in Newtown, a.d.n. Janet. 

„ „ John Heiton and Janet l\Iein in Darnick, a.d.n. Janet ; w. John and 

George Meicers. 
„ 22. John Edgar and Agnes Grieve in Blainshes, a.s.n. James ; w. Hugh 
Grieve, .-Mexr. Gray. 
May 5. WilHam Mein and Helen Lockie in Eildon, a.s.n. Thomas. 
„ „ John Turnbull and Janet Usher in Gattonside, a.s.n. John. 

,, ,, Thomas Bunzie and Mein in Newsteid, a.s n. Thomas ; w. John 

Turnbull, John Sibbald. 
„ 9. William Thine and Helen Forsyth in Blainslies, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 

Alexr. Gray, Robert Scott. 
,, 12. William Lawrie and Agnes Wilson in Melrose, a.s.n. John. 
„ „ George Martin and Margaret White in Melrose, a.s.n. Gavin. 
,. „ John Scott and Margaret Renaldson in Newsteid, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; 

w. John Tait, Andrew Martine. 
„ 16. James Dalgliesh and Janet Waugh in Melrose, a.s.n. John ; \v. John 

Bowie, George Martine. 
„ 26. James Williamson and Elizabeth Mercer in Newsteid, a.d.n. Margaret ; 
w. John Mein, Robert Bunzie. 
June 16. William Bell and Janet Bell in Gattonside, a.s.n. William ; w. Thomas 
and John Bostons. 
„ 19. William Ruthven and Agnes Tait in Blainslies, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; vv. 

John Thomson, Alexr. Gray. 
„ 30. John Mein and Christian Hunter in Newsteid, a.d.n. Mary : w. John 
Mein, James Hunter. 

July 15. John Dickson and Lees in Westerboathouses, a.s.n. James. 

,, ,, James Welsh and Agnes Gibson in Gattonside, a.s.n. James : w. 

James Dickson, Thomas Boston. 
„ 21. Andrew Bowar and Margaret Stenhouse in Newtown, a.d.n. Alison ; 

w. Nicol Milne, Thomas Stenhouse 
„ 28. Adam Thorburn and Susanna Rutherford in Melrose, a.d.n. Margaret ; 
w. William and Thomas Mabans. 
Aug. 4. Thomas Dixon and Isobel Mercer in Bridgend, a.d.n. Alison ; w. 
James Dixon, William Stoddart. 
William Bryden and Janet Halliwell in Langhaugh, a.s.n. Andrew. 
George Walker and Anne Pringle in Melrose, a.d.n. Jean ; w. Thomas 
Marr, William Steel. 

Sept. 3. John Grahamslie and Henderson in Danieltown, a s.n. George ; 

w. Andrew Martine, Thomas Davidson. 
Wm. Martine and Jean Grieve in Gattonside, a.s.n. James. 
Walter Horseburgh and Margaret Bain in Housebyres, a.s.n. William. 
John Haliburton and Alison Rae in Melrose, a.d.n. Alison ; w. 

William Bain, William Steel. 
Alexr. Strachan and Mary Mein in Melrose, a.s.n. Charles ; w. Alexr. 

and Andrew Cooks. 
George Blaikie and Mary Gray in Langhaugh, a.s.n. George ; w. 

Mungo Park, George Martine. 
Adam Dods and Elizabeth Gill in Danieltown, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; \v. 

George and Robert Lawries. 
James Waugh and Isobel Smail in Melrose, a.s.n. John. 
John Mercer and Helen Skirven in Darnick, a.s.n. John ; w. John 
and George Mercers. 
„ 23. Cornelius Mein and Helen Sibbald in Eildon, a.s.n. Cornelius ; w. 
Cornelius Mein, John Sibbald. 
Nov. 10. William Slatter and Jean Gardener in Newsteid, a.s.n. James. 

„ ,, Walter Rae and Richie in Newtown, a.d.n. Alison. 

„ „ James Inglis and Isobel Haliburton in Drygrainge, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. 

John Mein, Robert Mein. 
„ 24. John Anderson and Lizie Fiddes in Melrose, a.d.n. Alison ; w. Alexr. 
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Nov. 28. Thomas Iloj- and Janet Smith in Gattonside a.s.n. John ; w. Thomas 
Boston, Robert I'hilp. 

Dec. I. James Wilson and in iJridgend, a.s.n. Robert : \v. John Mercer, 

Andrew Urumniond. 
„ 8. Ale.\r. Cook and Margaret Deans in Melrose, a.s.n. William ; w. 
'Andrew and William Cooks. 

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fan. 7. John Wallace and Helen Familtown in Blainslies, a.s.n. John ; w. 
James and .A.lexr. Fishers. 
„ 12. Robert Lookup and Christian Lockie in Melrose, a.s.n. John ; w. 

Thomas and Andrew Lookup. 
„ 27. William Hunter and Margaret Moffatt in Newstead, a.s.n. Thomas ; 

w. John Meins, elder and younger. 
„ 28. John and Isobel Bostons in Ciattonside, a.s.n. Thomas. 
„ ,, Alexr. Black and Margaret M'Dougal in Westerboathouse, a.s.n. 

John ; w. James and Thomas Bostons. 
„ 29. Gilbert Welsh and Rachel Welsh in Langhaugh, a.s.n. Thomas. 
„ ,, James Williamson and Elizabeth Shiel in Blainslies, a.d.n. Margaret ; 
w. Robert and William Moftatts. 
(jeorge Henry and Marion Horseburgh in Easterlanglee, a.d.n. 

Marion ; w. Mungo Park, elder and younger. 
David Thomson and Margaret .Mein in Melrose, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 

William Mabane, William Cook. 
James Moffat and Marion Laidlaw in Langshaw, a.s.n. John. 
Thomas Welsh and Mary Fair in Langhaugh, a.s.n. Thomas. 
John Frater and Alison Turner in Colmslie, a.d.n. Janet ; w. Walter 

Thomson, George Elliot. 
Adam Harvie and Isobel Leithen in Westhouses, a.s.n. Mungo ; w. 

William Steel, George Martine. 
Robert Mein and Helen Scott in Newsteid, a.s.n. William ; w. John 

Meins, elder and younger. 
William Brown, soldier, and Christian M'.Millian in Melrose, a.s.n. 
Hugh ; w. .Andrew Martine, ("leorge Tait. 

Andrew Darling and in Blainslies, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. .Alexr. and 

John Grays. 

April I. Alexr. Scott and Mowat in Blainslies, a.s.n. William ; w. Robert 

Scott, Alexr. Gray. 
6. Robert Bunzie and Margaret Blaikie in Newsteid, a.s.n. James. 
,, Mungo Park and Anne Purves in Westhouses, a.d.n. Helen. 

„ Nicol Milne and Mercer in Newtown, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. Thomas 

Stenhouse, John Mein. 
„ 20. John Hoy, soldier, and Esther Martine in Melrose, a.s.n. John ; w. 
John Hoy, George Martine. 
May I. William Moffatt and Marion Somervel in Threepwood, a.d.n. Jean ; 
w. Robert Moffatt, George Elliot. 
,, II. William Hopkirk and Isobel Tait in Melrose, a.s.n. William. 

„ ,, William Brown and Scott in Gattonside, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. 

William Hopkirk, John Tait. 
Robert Grierson and Marion Wilson in Darnick, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. 

William Stoddart, James Wight. 
William Turner and Mary Purves in Gattonside, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 

Thomas and James Bostons. 
John Gill and Helen Paterson in Melrose, a.d.n. Helen ; \\. Thomas 

Gill, George Lawrie. 
Thomas Darling and Thomson in Langhaugh, a.d.n. Eliza- 
beth. 
John Cold walls and Jean Curier in Blainslies, a.s.n. Alexr. 
Andrew Darling and Helen Fleeming in Blainslies, a.s.n. James. 
George Mercer and Isobel Hunter in Westerhousebyres, a.s.n. James ; 
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Aug. 4. Charles Wilkison and Anna Paterson in Melrose, a.s.n. Charles ; w. 



,, 10. John Turnbull and Janet Usher in (iattonside, a.d.n. Christian ; w. 

John TLunbull, James Boston. 
„ 17. James White and Janet Ker in Gattonside, a.s.n. Andrew ; vv. Thomas 
and James Bostons. 

.„ 24. Andrew Smith and Hownam in Darnick, a.d.n. Helen ; w. John 

and George Mercers. 
,, 31. John Young and Margaret Gill in Gattonside, a.s.n. Alexander. 
„ „ John Bowar and Janet Mercer in Melrose, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 
Thomas and John Bostons. 
Sept. 7. George Buttler and Janet Watson in — — , a.d.n. Janet ; w. George 
Elliot, Walter Thomson. 
„ 21 James Atchison and Janet Turner in Buckholm, a.s.n. Edward ; w. 
John Dixon, Adam Harvie. 

„ 28. John Kemp and in Gattonside, a.s.n. Adam ; vv. John Thomson, 

William Bell. 
„ 30. James Inglis and Janet Ormistown, by fornication, a.d.n. Jean ; w. 
Walter Scott, William Mein. 
Oct. 23. Thomas Paterson and Janet Paterson in Mosshouses, a.s.n. James. 
,, „ Robert Cribbas and Agnes Mathison in Sorrowlessfield, a.d.n. Janet ; 

vv. Thomas and John Bostons. 
,, 26. James Mercer and Margaret Pearson in Darnick, a.d.n. Margaret ; 
w. Andrew Mercer, John Pearson. 
Nov. 2. Henry Forest and Margaret Henderson in Westhouses, a.d.n. 
Margaret. 
„ ,, Robert Waddell and Agnes Turner in Williamlaw, a.d.n. Margaret ; 

w. Mungo Park, Walter Thomson. 
,, 4. George Atchison and Isobe! Haliburton, by fornication, a.s.n. 

Thomas ; vv. Andrew BuHnet, Robert Scott. 
,, 9. Andrew Cook and Anne Stedman in Melrose, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. 

Alexr. and William Cooks. 
„ 16. Andrew Burnet and Eleanor Turnbull in Melrose, a.s.n. Dunbar. 
„ ,, Walter Tait and Janet Story in IMelrose, a.s.n. Rutherfurd ; vv. John 

Tait, William Bain. 
,, 23. W^illiam Bunzie and Barbara Trotter in Newsteid, a.d.n. Margaret ; 

vv Robert Bunzie, John Mein. 
,, 30. The deceased George Pringle and Alison Haitley in Danieltown, a.d.n. 
Alison ; w. Andrew Martine, Thomas Davidson. 
Dec. 14. Alexr. Broomfield and Agnes Mein in Gattonside, a.s.n. Alexr. 

„ ,, John Heiton and Janet Mein in Darnick, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. Thomas 

Boston, George Mercer. 
„ 21. George Wright and Christian Pringle in Darnick, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 
George and John Mercers. 

„ 22. James Mein and Nesten in Newsteid, two daughters named 

Janet and Isobel ; w. Andrew and Thomas Bunzies. 

„ 28. Nicol Mercer and Chisholm in Bridgend, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; vv. 

Andrew Drummond, Andrew Mercer. 

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Jan. II. John Dawson and Elizabeth Marr in Melrose, a.s.n. Andrew. 

„ ,, Nicol Milne and Janet Frater in Newtown, a.s.n. Andrew ; vv. John 

Milne, Andrew Dawson. 

15. John Boston and Helen Hunter in Gattonside, a.s.n. John. 

,, Robert Dods and Usher in Darnick, a.d.n. Jean ; w. William 

Stoddart, John Usher. 

Feb. 8. Robert Trotter and Margaret Mabane in Melrose, a.d.n. Christian ; 

vv. William and Thomas Mabanes. 

g. William Mercer and Agnes Dalgliesh in Housebyres, a.s.n. James. 

,, William Coldcleugh and Elizabeth W^adderstonein Mosshouses, a.d.n. 

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Mar. I. lames Williamson and Lizie- Mercer in Newsleid, a.s.n. Thomas. 

„ „ Kobeit Williamson and Kupham Anderson in Gattonside, a.d.n. 

Agnes ; w. John .Mein, .Andrew Mein. 
„ 8. James Fisher ant! Janet (ilendinning in Darnic k, a.s.n. Robert. 
,, ,, George .Scott and Isobel Tailor in Danieltoun, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. 

Walter Scott, Robert Laurie. 
„ 22. William Fair and Catharine Wilson in — , a.s.n. John ; \v. Philip 

Fair, George Martine. 
„ 23. John Mein and Christian Hunter in Xeusteid, a.s.n. Robert; w. 

Robert and .Andrew Meins. 
,, 2y. John Sprots and Lilias Leslie in Darnick, a.s.n. John ; \v. Andrew 

Martine, Thomas Davidson. 
„ 30. William Bryden and Janet Haliday in Langhaugh, a.d.n. Margaret ; 

w. James Laidlaw, William Tait. 
April 18. William Redford and Margaret Neil in Threepwood, a.s.n. John and 

a.d.n. Mary ; w. William Moffatt, Richard Park. 
„ 19. .Andrew Black and .Service in Taft'-field, a.d.n. Helen ; w. George 

and Andrew Martines. 
,, 26. William Martine and Jean (irieve in Gattonside, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 

Thomas and John Bostons. 
Alay. 3. James Lythgow and Isobel Riddell in (iattonside, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. 

Thomas Hoy, John Bannatyne. 
„ 24. John Dickson and Lees in Westhouses boathouse, a.s.n. William ; 

w. James Dickson, William Mabane. 
„ 31. Andrew Mein and Janet Renaldson in .Xewtown, a.s.n. William ; w. 

Thomas Stenhouse, James Mein. 
June 2. John Laidlaw and Burnet in Langshaw, a.d.n. Helen ; w. Thomas 

Davidson, George Martine. 
„ 7. James Waugh and Isobel .Smail in Melrose, a.d.n. Janet ; w. George 

and Andrew Martines. 

16. Alexr. Bowar and Agnes Murray in Melrose, a.s.n. James ; w. . 

17. John Haliburton and Alison Rae in Melrose, a.d.n. Alison ; w. James 
Hilson, George Martine. 

„ 21. William Lawrie and Agnes Wilson in Melrose, a.d.n. Jean. 

„ ,, William Sibbet and Janet Ferquartson in Gattonside, a.d.n. Janet ; 

w. Thomas Hoy, John Thomson. 
July 5. John Hoy and Alison Cunningham in Melrose, a.s.n. Weaker. 

„ ,, John Grahamslie and Margaret Henderson in Danieltown, a.s.n 

George ; w. George Grahamslie, (ieorge Scott. 
„ 24. George Martine and Margaret White in Melrose, a.d.n. Milne ; w. 

James Waugh, Robert Scott. 
Aug. 2. Alexr. \'air and Wilson in Danieltown, a.s.n. Alexr. ; w. George 

and Robert Lawries. 
„ 16. William Wight and Agnes Brown in Darnick, a.s.n. Robert. 
„ Nicol Bowar and Margaret Mein in Newtown, a.d.n. Janet. 
, Alexr. Laing and .Agnes Sprate in Gattonside, a.d.n. Jean ; w. James 

Wight, Thomas Hoy. 
,, 23. James Hunter and Isobel Milne in Melrose, a.s.n. Robert ; w. Nicol 

Milne, Robert Hunter. 
„ 24. James Cleu^h and Isobel Purves in Colmslie ; a.d.n. Isobel. 
,, „ Thomas Coldcleugh and in Mosshouses, ; w. George 

Elliot, John Coats. 
„ 30. James P"iddes and Marion .Anderson in Westboathouse, a.d.n. 

Margaret ; vv. James and John Bostons. 
Sept. II. William Moffatt and Marion Somervell in Threepwood, a.s.n. 

Peter. 
„ „ .Andrew Darling and — — in Newhouses, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Robert 

Laidlaw, Robert Moffatt. 
,, 14. William Mein and Mercer in Newtown, a.s.n. James ; w. Nicol 

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Sept. 20. William Mein and Lockie in Eildon, a.d.n. Margaret ; \v. John 

Sibbald, John Bunzie. 
,, 27. George Watt and Margaret Craig in Melrose, a.s.n. James ; w. James 
Smail, James Waugh. 

Oct. 4. James Dickson and Blaikie in Newsteid, a.s.n. ; w. Robert 

Bunzie, Andrew Hart. 
,, 14. William Bartleman and Jean Pringle in Newsteid, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. 
John Scott, John Mein. 
Nov. I. Alexr. Sibbett and Janet Bannatyne in (iattonside, a.s.n. William ; w. 
William Sibbett, John Bannatyne. 
„ 13. John Mabane and Janet Jack in Newsteid, a.s.n. James. 

„ ,, George Renaldson and Mein in Darnick, a.s.n. James ; w. John 

Mein, Andrew Renaldson. 

Dec. 13. Thomas Dixon and Mercer in Bridgend, a.s.n. William. 

Andrew Stuart and Bertown in Gattonside, a.d.n. Agnes. 

James Wight and Jean Mein in Newsteid, a.d.n. Jean ; w. Andrew 
Mein, Thomas Hoy. 
„ 20. Andrew Moss and Agnes Wight in Darnick, a.d.n. Margaret. 
„ ,, Mungo Park and Anne Purves in Drygrainge boathouse, a.s.n. 

Archibald ; w. John Mercer, John Usher. 
1748. 
Jan. II. John and Isobel Boston in Gattonside, a.d.n. Isobel; w. James 
Boston, William Sibbet, there. 
„ 15. Alexr. Strachen and Mary Mein in Melrose, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 

George Martine, James Waugh. 
,, 27. James Millar and Jean Gladstains in Drygrainge, a.s.n. John. 
Feb. 10. James Williamson and Elizabeth Mercer in Newsteid, a.s.n. John ; 

w. . 

,, 14. Walter Rae and Ritchie in Newtown, a.s.n. Brown ; w. Nicol 

Milne, Thomas Stenhouse. 
,, „ John Sibbald and Agnes Stenhouse in Eildon, a.d.n. Helen ; w. 

as above. 
,, 21. Adam Dods and Bettie Gill in Danieltown, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 

Robert Scott, George Lawrie. 
,, 28. John Anderson and Lizie Fiddes in Melrose, a.s.n. Adam ; w. James 
Smail, James Waugh. 

Mar. 6. Alexr. Cook and Deans in Melrose, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Andrew 

and William Cooks. 
„ 1 3. Thomas Welsh and Margaret Fair in Appletreeleaves, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; 

w. George Martin, George Chisholm. 
„ 20. Andrew Mein and Janet Atchison in Newsteid, a.d.n. Jean ; w. John 

Scott, George Martine. 
,, 27. David Thomson and Margaret Mein in Melrose, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. 
Thomas and Andrew Lookups. 

April 6. William Brown and Scott in Gattonside, a.s.n. James and a.d.n. 

Margaret ; w. John Thomson, John Bannatyne. 
„ 7. Andrew Bowar and Margaret Stenhouse in Newtown, a.d.n. Margaret ; 
w. Nicol Milne, Thomas Stenhouse. 
10. Robert Bunzie and Margaret Blaikie in Newsteid, a.d.n. Janet. 
,, John Sprots and Lilias Leslie m Darnick, a.d.n. Catharine ; w. John 

Usher, John Mein. 
17. William and Janet Bells in Gattonside, a.s.n. Hugh. 

,, William Slater and Gardner in Newsteid, a.s.n. Thomas. 

„ ,, William Mabane and Margaret Harroway, by fornication, a.s.n. 

James ; Thomas Boston, Robert Bunzie. 
,, 24. Alexr. Forest and Jean Colquhon in Melrose, a.d.n. Dalrumple ; w. 
Thomas Lookup, John Hoy. 
May I. William Buttler and Agnes Watson in Housebyres, a.d.n. Margaret. 
,, ,, Andrew Smith and Alison Hownam in Darnick, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. 
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May 29. Nicol Mercer and Agnes Steel in Melrose, a.d.n. Agnes ; \v. William 
and Thomas Steels. 

June 5. Robert Tail and in Blainslies, a.s.n. Jacob, baptised at Ligerwood. 

„ 12. James Welsh and (Gibson in (iattonside, a.s.n. John. 

„ „ William Sibbel and Mary Ferqnartson in Gattonside, a.d.n. 

Margaret ; \v. John Young, William Martine. 
„ 19. William Turner and Mary Purves in Gattonside, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 
James Marr, William Mathison. 
July 3. William Hislop and Mary Currie in Westerlanglee, a.d.n. Janet ; \v. 
John Tait, William Stenhouse. 
„ 24. Robert Lavvrie and Alison Wight in Danieltown, a.s.n. George ; w. 
George Lawrie, William Cook. 
Aug. 7. Thomas Ovens and Janet Mercer in Nevvsteid, a.d.n. Isobel ; \v. John 
Mein, elder and younger. 

„ 14. James Mercer and Pearson in Darnick, a.d.n. Agnes ; \v. John 

Usher, James Wight. 
„ 19. John Simpson and Margaret Di.xon in Blainslies, a.s.n. John and 

a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Alexr. Gray, Robert Laidlaw. 
„ 21. Walter Tait and Janet Storie in Melrose, a.d.n. Jean Cokeburn ; \\. 
John Tait, George Martine. 

Sept. 4. Skirven and Mercer in Newsteid, ; w. . 

„ „ John Cochran and Margaret Drummond in Newtown, a.s.n. John ; w. 
Nicol Milne, James Mein. 

,, II. Thomas Bunzie and Mein in Newsteid, a.d.n. Janet. 

„ „ John Mercer and Familtone in Bridgend, a.d.n. Bessie ; w. 

Andrew Mein, Andrew Drummond. 

Alexr. Bowie and Agnes Murray in Melrose, a.d.n. Eleonora; w. . 

Thomas Usher and Janet Mercer in Gattonside, a.s.n. John. 
James Fisher and Janet Glendinning in Darnick, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. 
John and Thomas Bostons. 

Phihp Thine and in Clackmae, a.d.n. Margaret, baptized at 

Earlston. 
John TurnbuU and Janet Usher in Gattonside, a.s.n. William. 

Philip Fair and Stephenstone in Gattonside, a.s.n. James. 

James Hudd and Isobel .Spotswood in Melrose, a.s.n. William. 

John liowar and Mercer in .Melrose, a.s.n. John. 

William Hopkirk and Isobel Tait in Melrose, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 
John Tait, William Bell. 
„ 13. Patrick Graham and Margaret Thomson in Easterlanglee, a.s.n. 
William ; w. William Stenhouse, Thomas Hoy. 

„ 27. John Kemp and Christie in Gattonside, a.s.n. Hugh ; w. William 

Sibbet, John TurnbuU. 
Dec. 14. Thomas Boston and Isobel Bannatyne in Gattonside, a.d.n. Janet ; 
w. John and James Bostons. 
„ 18. John Heiton and Janet Mein in Darnick, a.s.n. James; w. (ieorge 

and John Mercers. 
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Jan. I. John Dawson and Elizabeth Marr in Melrose, a.d.n. Jean ; w. Thomas 
Marr, William Steel. 
„ 4 James Alillar and Jean Gladstains in Drygrainge, a.s.n. William ; w. 

Mungo Park, George Martine. 
,, 10. James Wilson and Catharine Maban in Housebyres, a.d.n. Isobel ; 

w. Thomas Hoy, Thomas Boston. 
,, 13. Andrew Dawson and Jean Lamb in Melrose, a.d.n. Jean w. John 
Dawson, William Steel. 
Feb. 5. Robert Trotter and Margaret Mabane in Melrose, a.d.n. Margaret ; 
w. William and Thomas Mabans. 

„ 13. Thomas and Patersons in Mosshouses, a.d.n. Janet : w. George 

Elliot, George Martine. 
„ 19. John Mabane and Janet Jack in Newsteid, a.s.n. William. 



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Feb. 19. Adam Thorburn and Susanna Rutheifurd in Melrose, a.d.n. Helen ; 
w. William Steel, Walter Murray. 

„ 26- W^illiam Cavers and Currer in Melrose, a.s.n. John ; w. William 

Steel, Alexr. Lockie. 
Mar. 5. William Mercer and Anne M'Faddzean in Melrose, a.s.n. Nicol. 

„ „ Robert Dods and Usher in Darnick, a.s.n. Andrew. 

„ „ William Martin and Jean Grieve in Gattonside, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 
James Wight, John Usher. 

„ 17. Alexr. Broomfield and Mein in Gattonside, ; w. Thomas 

Hoy, Thomas Bostone. 
April 2. John Gill and Helen Paterson in Melrose, a.s.n. Andrew. 

„ „ John Forsan and Janet Winterup in Drygrainge, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 

George and Robert Lawries. 
„ 9. Mr. James Brown, minister, and Helen Drummond, a.s.n. John ; w. 

Dr. Rutherfurd, Mr. Charles Wilkieson, and Mr. Elliot. 
,, 13. William Wood and Marion Little in Blainslies, a.d.n. Agnes. 
„ ,, William Coldcleugh and Elizabeth Wadderstone in Housebyres, a.s.n. 

Thomas. 
„ „ William Mercer and Agnes Dalgliesh there, a.d.n. Catharine ; w. 

William Butler, William Hopkirk. 
,, 16. Alexr. Scott and Alison Mowat in Blainslies, a.d.n. Alison ; w. Robert 

Scott, James Scot. 
„ 28. Nicol Alley and Mary Forrest in Langshawmiln, a.s.n. George ; w. 
George Elliot, Robert Laidlaw. 
May 7. Mungo Park and Janet Blaikie in Gattonside, a.s.n. George. 

„ „ John Heiton and Elizabeth Eastown in Darnick, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. 

John Heiton, William Stoddart. 
„ 9. The deceased John Purves and Agnes Thynne in Melrose, a.s.n. 

John ; w. James Smail, (George Martine. 
,, 14. James Hunter and Isobel Milne in Melrose, a.s.n. Nicol. 

„ „ Andrew Mein and Renaldson in Newtown, a.d.n. Alison ; w. 

Nicol Miln, James Mein. 

,, 21. Henry Forest and Anderson in Westhouses, a.s.n. William ; w. 

William Stenhouse, William Alley. 
June 4. George Wight and Christian Pringle in Darnick, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. 
James Wight, William Stoddart. 
„ 18. James Wight and Janet Mein in Newsteid, ad.n. Janet ; w. John 
Mein, James Williamson. 
28. George Winter and Margaret Robson in Blainslies, a.d.n. Janet. 
,, Wm. Redford and Margaret Neil in Threepwood, a.s.n. Walter ; w. 
Hugh Grieve, Andrew Hardie. 
,, „ Tames White and Janet Ker in Housebyres, a.s.n. Rutherfurd ; w. 
William and James Mercers. 

July 24. James Forsyth and Simpson in Buckholm, a.d.n. Jean ; vv. James 

and James Laidlaws. 
„ 30. James Williamson and Elizabeth Mercer in Newsteid, a.s.n. James ; 
w. John Mein, James Dickson. 
Aug. 6. Alexr. Henderson and Agnes Cranstoun in Newtown, a.d.n. 
Margaret : w. Thomas Stenhouse, James Smail. 
„ 13. Andrew Moss and Agnes Wight in Darnick, a.d.n. Janet ; w. John 
Mercer, James Wight. 

„ 16. Janet Haliwell, in fornication to — — Turnbull in the Army, ; 

w. George Martine, Thomas Davidson. 
„ 20. John Mein and Christian Hunter in Newsteid, a.s.n. John ; w. John 
Mein, Robert Hunter. 
22. Mungo Park and Anne Purves in Drygrainge a.d.n. Anne ; w. — — . 
27. John Grierson and Agnes Mercer in Darnick, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 
Robert Grierson, William Stoddart. 

Sept. 3. James Mein and Weston in Newsteid, a.s.n. David ; w. John 

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Sept. 10. George Watt and Margaret Craig in Melrose, a.d.n. Sophia ; w. 

William Steel, Alexr. Lockie. 
Nov. 3. Thomas Frier and Hettie Thomson in Calfhill, a.s.n. Robert. 

„ ,, William Henry and Christian Kirkwood in Whitlaw, a.d.n. Jean ; 

\v. George Flliot, John Turner. 
,, 29. John Govan and Janet Jamison in Gattonside, a.s.n. James ; w. 

Thomas Boston, Thomas Hoy. 
Dec. 10. William Mein and Mercer in Newtown, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 

Nicol Miln, Thomas Stenhouse. 
,, 13. Thomas Usher and Jenet Mercer in Gattonside, a.s.n. James ; w. 

Thomas and James Bostons. 
„ 15. William Maban and Isobel Bannatine in Melrose, a.s.n. George ; w. 

James Waugh, James Smail. 
„ 24. and Janet Waugh in Melrose, a.s.n. James ; w. Andrew 

Thomson, Andrew Martin. 
„ 31. Bailie Scot and Christian Bunzie in Newsteid, a.d.n. Jean ; w. Robert 

and William Bunzies. 

James Waugh and Isobel Smail in Melrose, a.s.n. James ; w James 

Smail, James Hilson. 
George Drummond and Dickson in Newtown, a.s.n. Andrew ; 

w. Thomas Stenhouse, John Miln, there. 
Thomas Vair and Wilson in Danieltown ; w. George and Robert 

Lawries there. 
Alexr. Sibbald and Janet Bannatyne in Gattonside, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 

John Bannatyne, John Boston. 
„ II. John Boston and Helen Hunter in Gattonside, a.s.n. Thomas; w. 

Thomas and James Bostons there. 
,, 18. John Grahamslie and Henderson in Danieltown, a.d.n. Janet ; 

w. George Grahamslie, Cieorge Scot, there. 
,, 25. John Bunzie and Mary Miln in Newsteid, a.s.n. Nicol ; w. John 

Meins, elder and younger. 
„ 28. Andrew Hilson and Margaret Richardson in Blainslies, a.d.n. Isobel ; 

w. George Darling, James Scott. 

April 8. James Fiddes and Anderson in Gattonside, a.s.n. James. 

,, ,, Andrew Stuart and Bartone in Gattonside, a.s.n. George ; w. 

Thomas and James Bostons. 
,, 15. Adam Dods and Bettie Gill in Danieltone, a.d.n. Helen. 
„ „ William Ormiston and Margaret Scot in Melrose, a.d.n. Janet. 

,, „ John Dickson and Lees in Bolside, a.d.n. Catharine. 

,, ,, Wm. Williamson and Mary Bunzie, by fornication, in Newsteid, a.s.n. 

William ; w. John Mein, George Scott and Robert Lawrie. 
„ 22. Mr. James Brown, minister, and Helen Drummond, a.d n. Catharine ; 

w. Robert Rutherfurd of F'arnilee, Dr. Rutherfurd, Messrs. Charles 

Wilkieson and Gavin Elliot. 
,, 26. George Wilson and Isobel Hastie in Langhaugh, a.s.n. John ; w. 

Andrew Walker, George Blaikie. 
May 6. William Brown and Scot in Gattonside, a.s.n. William ; w. 

Thomas and John Bostons. 
„ 14. William Butler and Agnes Watson in Westerhousebyres, a.d.n. 

Agnes ; w. Thomas Hoy, Thomas Boston. 
June 3. John Anderson and Lizie Fiddes in Melrose, a.s.n. Robert. 

„ „ William Mein and Jean Lockie in Eildon, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. John 

Mein, John Bunzie. 
,, 10. William Turner and Mary Purves in Gattonside, a.d.n. Mary ; w. 

Thomas Hoy, James Boston. 
,, 12. William Moffat and Margaret Somervel in Threepwood, a.d.n. Agnes ; 

w. Richard Park, Robert Moffat. 
„ 24. John Mercer and in Bridgend, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. .Andrew 

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July 22. John Dawson and Elizabeth Marr in Melrose, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. 

Thomas and James Marrs. 
Aug. 5. John Mercer and Helen SUirven in Darnick, a.s.n. George. 

,, ,, Alexr. Bowie and Agnes Murray in Melrose, a.d.n. Marion Murray ; 

w. George Mercer, Alexr. Bell. 
,5 12. James Boston and Janet Hunter in Gattonside, a.s.n. James ; w. 

John Mein, James Hunter. 
„ „ John Frater and — in Colmslie, a.d.n. Alison. 
„ 13. William Wood and — in Blainslies, a.d.n. Marion; w. George 

Ainslie, Thomas Pringle. 
,, 19. Skirven and Mercer in Newsteid, a.s.n. John ; w. John 

Meins, senior and junior. 
vSept. 9. John Turnbull and Janet Usher in Gattonside, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. 

John Turnbull, Thomas Usher. 
„ 10. Andrew Shiel and Bettie Purves in Hagburn, a.s.n. James ; w. James 

Knox, George Henderson. 

„ 16. James Mercer and Pearson in Darnick, a.s.n. Andrew. 

,, ,, Andrew .Smith and Alison Hownam in Darnick, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 

Andrew and John Hownams. 
„ 23 James Hudd and Isobel Spotswood in Melrose, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. 

Walter Murrays, elder and younger. 
Oct. 7. Mungo Park and Margaret Boston in Westerboathouse, a.d.n. 

Marion ; w. Mungo Park, James Boston. 
„ 12. Andrew Darling and Fleeming in Blainslie, a.s.n. Andrew; w. 

Hugh Grieve, James Wallace. 

„ 14. William Sibbat and in Gattonside, a.d.n. Mary. 

„ „ John Usher and Janet Paterson in Darnick, a.d.n. Janet ; w. John 

Hownam, John Heiton. 
„ 21. John Heiton and Janet Mein in Darnick, a.d.n. Janet ; w. George 

Mercer, John Usher. 
„ 30. Robert Scot and Janet Darling in Blainslies, a.s.n. Alexr. ; w. James 

Scot, George Darling. 
„ ,, William Roger and Agnes Tait in Threepwood, a.s.n. John. 
Nov. 20. Robert Tait and Jean Gordon in Blainslies, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. 

Robert and William Moffats. 
Dec. 2. James Hilson and Jean Lookup in Melrose, a.s.n. Robert ; w. John 

Lyal, Robert Lookup. 
„ 9. James Wallace and Alison Phawp in Melrose, a.s n. James ; w. 

James Phawp, James Hilson. 
„ 14. George Brown and Margaret Lees in Langhaugh, a.s.n. James. 
„ ,, Gilbert Welsh and Mary Graham in Langhaugh, a.d.n. Catharine ; w. 

George Blaikie, John Hardie. 
„ 24. William Coldcleugh and Elizabeth Wadderston in Housebyres, a.s.n. 

Thomas ; w. William Mercer, William Pearson. 
„ 30. John Mabane and Janet Jack in Newsteid, a.s.n. James ; w. William 

Maban, John Mein. 

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Jan. 14. Nicol Bowar and Margaret Mein in Newtown, a.d.n. Margaret ; w^ 
Nicol and John Milns. 
,, ,, William Slater and Jean Gardener in Newsteid, a.s.n. John. 

20. Alexr. Vair and Wilson jn Danieltown, a.s.n. George. 

„ William Mercer and Elizabeth M'Fadzean in Melrose, a.d.n. 
Agnes. 
„ ,, David Thomson and Margaret Mein in Newtown, a.d.n. Margaret ; 
w. John Cochran, James Mein. 
Feb. 2. William Wight and Agnes Brown in Darnick, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. 
James Wight, William Stoddart. 
,, 3. Alexr. Strachan and Mary Mein in Melrose, a.d.n. Catharine Grant ; 

w. John Gill, William Maban. 
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1751. 

Feb. 7. Thomas Welsh and in Langhaugh ; w. John Boston, William 

Martin. 
,, 10. Andrew Mein and Janet Atchison in Newsteid, a.s.n. John. 
„ „ James Hunterand Isobel Miln in Melrose, a.d.n. Christian ; w. Robert 
Hunter, Nicol Miln. 

„ 22. George Williamson and Wood in Langhaugh, a.d.n. Helen ; \v. 

John and Robert Laidlaws. 
Mar. 3. Andrew Dawson and Jean Lamb in Melrose, a.s.n. William. 
„ „ William Hopkirk and Isobel Tait in Melrose, a.d.n Isobel ; w. John 

Dawson, Thomas Marr. 
„ 7. William Martin and Isobel Shillinglaw in Blainslies, a.d.n. Catharine ; 

w. Robert Scott, Thomas Slatter. 
,, 10. Alexr. Sibbat and Janet Bannatyne in Gattonside, a.d n. Isobel ; w. 
John Bannatyne, James Boston. 
Robert and Agnes Mein, by fornication, in Newsteid, a.s.n. Benjamin. 
The deceased Thomas Boston and Isobel Bannatyne in Gattonside, 

a.d.n. Isobel ; w. John and James Bostons. 
Patrick Graham and Margaret Thomson in Easterlanglee, a.d.n. 
Anne ; w. William Stenhouse, William Alley. 

Alexr. Cook and ■ Deans in ^lelrose, a.s.n. Alexander ; w. Andrew 

and William Cooks. 
John Sprots and Lilias Leslie in Darnick, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. William 

and George Stoddarts. 
George Watt and Margaret Craig in Melrose, a.s.n. John ; w. Thomas 
and James Marrs. 
„ 21. James Welsh and Agnes Gibson in Gattonside, a.s.n. James ; w. John 

and James Bostons. 
„ 23. James Millar and Jean Gladstains in Drygrainge, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. 
James F'iddes, George Martin. 
May 5. John Gill and Helen Paterson in Melrose, a.s.n. Thomas. 

,, ,, John Grierson and Agnes Mercer in Darnick, a.d.n. Margaret ; \v. 

John Usher, John Lyal. 
„ 12. James Williamson and Elizabeth Mercer in Newsteid, a.s.n. Thomas. 
,, ,, Charles Ainslie and Janet Brown in Mosshouses, a.s.n. David. 

„ „ Nicol Alley and Forest in IMainslies, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. John 

Mein, James Moffat. 

,, 19. John Kemp and in Gattonside, a.s.n. David ; w. Thomas Hoy, 

Robert Myles. 
,, 30. James Hardie and Jean Baptie, by fornication, a.s.n. James ; w. 
.Andrew Martin, Thomas Davidson. 
June 9. John and Janet Boston in Gattonside, a.s.n. James. 

„ ,, James Mercer and Elizabeth Rutherfurd in Easterhousebyre, a.d.n. 

Elizabeth ; w. James Boston, James Hunter. 
„ 23. Robert Bunzie and Margaret Blaikie in Newsteid, a.s.n. James ; w. 
John Bunzie, John Mein. 

„ 26. John Caldwalls and Currer in Blainslies, a.s.n. Alexr. ; w. 

William Martin, James Scott. 
July 7. Philip Fair and Alison Stephenson in (iattonside, a.d.n. Margaret ; 
w. Robert Myles, William Martin. 
„ 28. John liannatyne and .Alison Hunter in Gattonside, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 
James and John Bostons. 
Aug. II. Thomas Bunzie and Agnes Mein in Newsteid, a.d.n. Isobel; vv. 
Andrew Bunzies, elder and younger. 

„ iS. Henry Forest and in Westhouses, a.s.n. Henry ; w. Mungo 

Park, William y\lley. 
„ 21. William Mercer and Agnes Dalgliesh in Easterhousebyres, a.s.n. 

Gustavus. 
„ „ Thomas and Janet Patersons in Mosshouses, a.s.n. Thomas. 
„ ,, James Cribbas and Agnes Mathison in Kedzliedoors, a.s.n. James ; 
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Aug. 25. Andrew Mein and Janet Renaldson in Newtown, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 

John and Nicol Milns. 
Sept. I. Mungo Park and Anne Purves in Westhouses, a.s.n. Robert. 

„ „ James Wight and Mein in Newsteid, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. James 

Pioston, John Mein. 
„ 9. Alexr. Reid and Isobel Martin in Mehose, a.s.n. Walter ; w. James 

Smail, James Waugh. 
,, 29. Andrew Moss and Agnes Wight in Darnick, a.s.n. John. 
,, „ Mr. James Brown, minister, and Helen Drummond, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. 
Doctor John Rutherfurd, Bailie Grant and Mr. Elliot, schoolmaster. 
Oct. 6. Thomas Rae and Helen Gardener in Gattonside, a.s.n. James ; w. 
James Gardener, Andrew Smith. 
„ 20. William Ormiston and Margaret Scot in Melrose, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 
John Gill, Robert Trotter. 
Nov. 24. William Drummond and Janet Myles in Bridgend, a.d.n. Janet. 
„ ,, James Marr and Janet Mercer in Darnick, a.d.n. Alison ; w. Andrew 

Drummond, John Usher. 
,, 27. Nicol Bowar and Margaret Mein in Newtown, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 
Andrew Bowar, John Miln. 
Dec. 15. George Wright and Christian Pringle in Darnick, a.s.n. James; w. 
John Usher, George Mercer. 
„ 29. Thomas Davidson and Janet Brown in Melrose, a.d.n. Helen ; w. 
George and Andrew Martins. 

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Jan. 27. James Blaikie and Elizabeth Purves in Kedsliedoors, a.s.n. Thomas ; 

w. James and Alexr. Fishers. 
Feb. 2. William Cook and Margaret Lawrie in Melrose, a.d.n. Helen ; w. 

George and Robert Lavvries. 
„ 7. William Martin and Jean Grieve in Gattonside, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 

William Alley, Mungo Park. 
,, 16. Robert Dods and Marion Usher in Darnick, a.s.n. Robert ; \v. Adam 

Dods, James Wight. 
„ 21. William Redford and Margaret Neal in Blainslies, a.s.n. John; vv. 

Robert Scot, William Moffat. 
Mar. 8. Andrew Bowar and Cochran in Newtown, a,d.n. Martha ; w. 

Thomas Stenhouse, John Cochran. 
,, 10. John Mercer and Mabane in Newsteid, a.s.n. James ; w. William 

and Alexr. Bunzies. 
„ 22. Mungo Park and Margaret Boston in Westerboathouse, a.s.n. John ; 

w. John and James Bostons. 
„ 29. Bailie Scot and Christian Bunzie in Newsteid, a.s.n. Alexr. ; w. Robert 

and William Bunzies. 
April 3. Robert Bulman and Janet Wood in Danieltown, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 

George and Robert Lavvries. 
„ II. William Wood and Margaret Waugh in Blainslies, a.d.n. Margaret ; 

w. Robert Scot, Hugh Grieve. 
„ 17. Adam Hoswel and Jean Elliot in Melrose, a.d.n. Elliot ; w. Thomas 

and James Marrs. 
„ 19. James Boston and Janet Hunter in Gattonside, a.d.n. Jean ; w. 

James Hunter, John Boston. 
„ 26. John Scot and Jean Wilson in Newsteid, a.s.n. Robert. 
„ ,, James Waugh and Isobel Smail in Melrose, a.d.n. Elizabeth. 
„ „ John Forsan and Janet Chisholm in Drygraingemiln, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; 

w. James Smail, John Mein. 
May 27. Alexr. Henderson and Agnes Cranston in Newtown, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. 

Andrew Mein, Andrew Bartleman. 
„ 28. William Mercer and Elizabeth M'Fadzean in Housebyres, a.d.n. 

Christian. 
„ ,, George Thomson and Isobel Wadderston in Hilslop, a.s.n. Walter ; 

w. William Pearson, William Coldcleugh. 



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1752. 

May 31. John Wilkieson and Elizabeth Dalgliesli in Meh'ose, a.d.n. Margaret ; 

\v. John Dalghesh, William Mabane. 
June 7. George Scot and Isobel Tailor in Danieltown, a.s.n. Joseph. 

„ „ John Skirven and Mercer in Newsteid, a.d.n. Anne ; w. Robert 

Scot, George Lawrie. 
„ 14. James Hilson and Jean Lookup in Melrose, a.s.n. Thomas. 
„ „ William Riven and Agnes Tait in IMainslies, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 

Robert Lookup, James Waugh. 
„ 22. John Sibbald and Agnes Stenhouse in Eildon, a.d.n. Agnes ; vv. 
Thomas Stenhouse, William Redford. 

July 3. George Paterson and in Ladhopemure, a.d.n. Marion ; vv. . 

William Mog and Helen Johnstone in Melrose, a.s.n. John. 

James Fisher and Janet Glcndinning in Darnick, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 

John Mercer, Robert Johnstone. 
William Henry and Christian Kiikwood in Whitlaw, a.d.n. Elizabeth. 
The deceased John Bannatyne and Alison Hunter in Gattonside, 
a.d.n. Joan ; \v. Mr. William Hunter, James Boston. 
15. John Turnbull and Janet Usher in (iattonside, a.s.n. William. 

James Millar and Gladstains in Drygrainge, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. 

John Forsan, James Williamson. 
„ 20. John Mercer and Janet Familton in Bridgend, a.d.n. Janet. 
„ „ James Fiddes and Marion .'\nderson in Drygrainge boathouse, a.d.n. 
Margaret ; \v. James Hudd, John Forsan. 
Aug. 9. John Usher and Janet Paterson in Darnirk, a.s.n. John; \v. Andrew 
Fisher, Thomas Usher. 
„ 14. William Sprot and Christian Haliday in GalaLiridge, a.s.n. William ; 

w. John Tait, George Sprot. 
„ 16. Walter Tait and Janet Story in Melrose, a.s.n. Robert ; \v. Doctor 
Rutherfurd, Charles Wilkieson. 

„ 23. William Main and Lockie in Eildon, a.s.n. William. 

,, ,, James Hunter and Isobel Miln in Melrose, a.s.n. Andrew. 

,, ,, Hart and Anne Stoddart in Darnick, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. Robert 

Hunter, William Stoddart. 
.Sept. 17. John Dawson and Elizabeth Marr in Melrose, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. 

Thomas and James Marrs. 
Oct. I. William Turner and Mary Purves in Gattonside, a.s.n. William ; w. 
Robert Myles, William Matthison. 
,, 8. John Mein and .■\gnes Marr in Newsteid, a.s.n. Thomas. 

„ Andrew .Smith and Alison Hownam in Darnick, a.s.n. John ; w. John 
Mein, senior, and Thomas Marr. 
,, 18. Charles Ainslie and Janet Brown in Mosshouses, a.s.n. James ; vv. 
George Martin, George Henry. 
22. Andrew and Elizabeth Lauders in Broadwoodshiels, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. 
Hugh Grieve, William Martin. 
Nov. 5. George Watt and Margaret Craig in Melrose, a.d.n. Elizabeth : w. 
Alexr. Lockie, James Hunter. 
12. James Hudd and Isobel .Spotswood in Melrose, a.s.n. Henry. 
,, ,, John Martin and Elizabeth Bannatyne in Melrose, a.s.n. John ; w. 
Thomas Mar, George Martin. 
,, John Spratwell and Agnes Bathgate in Blainslies, a.s.n. James. 
20. William Moffatand MargaretSomervellinThreepwood, a.d.n. Margaret. 
„ „ John Lees and Agnes Gray, a.d.n. Euphani ; w. Robert Moffat, 
Robert Paterson. 

26. James Mercer and Pearson in Darnick, a. il.n. Helen : w. John 

Usher, James Wight. 

27. George Brown and Margaret Lees in Langhaugh, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 

George Blaikie, Andrew Walker. 

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Jan. 21. Adam Dods and Bettie Gill in Danieltown, a.d.n. Jean; w. Robert 

Lawne, George Scott. 

Feb. 4. William Wight and Janet Brown in Darnick, a.d.n. Mary ; \v. James 

Wight, John Usher. 

„ II. Mr. James Brown, minister, and Helen Drummond, a.d.n. Helen ; w. 

Bailie Grant, Messrs Charles Wilkieson and Gavin Elliot. 

„ 25. James Wallace and Alison Phaup in Melrose, a.s.n. George ; w. 

James Phaup, Andrew Cook. 

Mar. 4. John Clark and Jean Bruce in Drygrainge, a.d.n. Janet ; w. George 

and Andrew Martins. 

,, 18. Thomas Usher and Mercer in Eildon, a.s.n. Robert ; w. John 

and Thomas Bunzies. 

,, 25. James Williamson and Elizabeth Mercer in Newsteid, a.d.n. Mary ; 

w. John Meins. 

April 15. William Scott and Elizabeth Cochran in Mehose, a.d.n. Anne ; vv.. 

Walter Murray, James Wallace. 

May 20. William Stuart and Berton in Gattonside, a.s.n. John. 

„ ,, Robert Bunzie and Margaret Blaikie in Newsteid, a.d.n. Margaret ; 

w. John Mein, Andrew Bunzie. 

„ 26. John Gill and Helen Paterson in Melrose, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. John 

Lyal, James Smail. 

„ 27. James Wight and Jean Mein in Newsteid, a.s.n. George. 

„ ,, William Ormiston and Margaret Scot in Melrose, a.d.n. Helen ; w. 

Robert Penman, Robert Bunzie. 

June 28. James Hislop and Eupham Burnet in Darnick, a.d.n. Jean. 

July I. John Grahamslie and Margaret Henderson in Danieltown, a s.n. 

John ; w. George Scot, (ieorge Grahamslie. 

„ 22. John Heiton and Elizabeth Eastown in Darnick, a.d.n. Helen ; w. 

John Usher, William Stoddart. 

„ 24. Robert Scot and Janet Darling in Blainslies, a.d.n. Helen ; w. Hugh 

Grieve, James Wallace. 

,, 30. James Marr and Janet Mercer in Darnick^ a.d.n. Margaret ; w. John 

Usher, William Stoddart. 

Aug. 19. Andrew Lookup and Margaret Shiel in Melrose, a.d.n. Jean ; w. 

John Bowie, John Bruce. 

,, 26. Edward Amos and Elizabeth Turnbul, by fornication, a.s.n. James ; 

w. John Tait, Andrew Martin. 

Sept. 2. John Forsan and in Drygraingemiln, a.s.n. James. 

„ „ John Grierson and Agnes Mercer in Darnick, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. 

Robert Grierson, George Mercer. 

,, 16. Alexr. Reid and Isobel Martin in Melrose, a.d.n. Janet ; vv. George 

and Andrew Martins. 

Oct. 14. John Darling and Agnes Bryden in Gattonside, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 

Thomas Hoy, James Boston. 

,, 18. Thomas Haliday and Isobel Laidlaw, a.s.n. James. 

,, ,, William Redford and Margaret Neal in Threepwood, a.d.n. Margaret ; 

w. Robert Moffat, James Laidlaw. 

,, 21. John Turnbull and Janet Usher in (iattonside, a.s.n. John ; w. James 

and John Bostons. 

Nov. 4. William Brown and Scot in Gattonside, a.d.n. Jean. 

,, ,, William Drummond and Janet Myles in Bridgend, a.d.n. Helen. 

„ ,, Adam Nicol and Alison Bunzie in Melrose, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 

Robert Myles, John Bruce. 

Dec. 7. James Wallace and Marion Symontone in Blainslies, a.d.n. Marion ; 

w. Hugh Grieve, Robert Scott. 

„ J3. David Thomson and Agnes Mein in Newtown, a.s.n. David ; w. 

John and Robert Milns. 

,, y:i. Thomas Rae and Helen Gardener there, a.s.n. James ; w. James 

Marr, James Boston. 

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Jan. 4. Thomas Frier and Bettie Thomson in Calfhill, a.d.n. Agnes. 

,, ,, Andrew Shiel and Bettie Purves in Hagburn, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. 

Robert Moffat, George .'\inslie. 
,, 6. John Mein and Agnes Marr in Newsteid, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. John 

Mein, senior, and Thomas Marr. 
,, 8. Robert Miln and Isobel Redford in Newtown, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. 

John Miln, Thomas Stenhouse. 
13. John Mercer and Margaret Lauder in Bridgend, a.s.n. Andrew. 
,, ,, Thomas Dickson and Isabell Mercer in Bridgend, a.d.n. Margaret ; 

w. Nicol Mercer, Wilham Drummond. 
„ 31. John Laidlaw and Margaret Burnet in Langshaw, a.d.n. AHson ; w. 

Robert and WiHiam Mofifatt. 
Feb. 5. James Wilson and Catharine Mabane, a.s.n. William. 
„ ,, Nicol Alley and Mary Forest, a.s.n. William ; w. William Mercer, 

William Alley. 
„ 15. William Sprot and Christian Harvie in Westerlanglee, a.s n. William ; 

w. John Tait, Henry Sprot. 
„ 17. James Boston and Janet Hunter in Gattonside, a.d.n. Marion ; w. 

Robert and James Hunters. 
„ 24. Mungo Park and Margaret Boston in Westerboathouse, a.d.n. 

Margaret ; w. Mungo Park, senior, James Boston. 
Mar. 8. William Mercer and Elizabeth M'Faddzean in Melrose, a.s.n. 

William ; w. James and Alexr. Fishers. 
,, 17. Thomas Davidson and Janet Brown in Melrose, a.d.n. Jean ; w. 

George and Andrew Martins. 
„ 25. George Thomson and Isobel Wadderstone in Ladhopmure, a.s.n. 

John. 
,, ,, William Moffat and Marion Somervel in Threepwood, a.d.n. Anne ; 

w. Robert Moffat, Robert Laidlaw. 
April 7. John Wilkieson and Dalgliesh in Melrose, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. 

William Mabane, William Cook. 
„ 16. George Wight and Christian Pringle in Westhouses, a.s.n. John ; w. 

William Stenhouse, William Alley. 
„ 28. John Hatton and Margaret Tait in Melrose, a.s.n. John ; w. George 

and Andrew Martins. 
May 5. Alexr. Sibbat and Jannet Bannatyne in Gattonside, a.s.n. John ; w. 

John and James Bostons. 
„ 12. Mr. James Brown, minister, and Helen Drummond, a.d.n. Mary ; w. 

Mr. Grant, bailie, Mr. Elliot, schoolmaster. 
„ „ James Hunter and Isobel Miln in Melrose, a.s.n. John. 
„ „ Andrew Moss and Agnes Wight in Darnick, a.s.n. George. 
„ ,, Skirven and Mercer in Newsteid, a.s.n. James ; w. Thomas 

Stenhouse, Thomas Marr. 
„ 16. John Dawson and Elizabeth Marr in Melrose, a.s.n. James ; w. 

George Martine, William Bowar. 
„ 26. George Coldcleugh and Margaret Thomson in (rattonside, a.d.n. 

Margaret ; w. .Alexr. Sibbat, John Boston. 
June 2. John Bell and Janet Rae in Melrose, a.d.n. Janet ; w. John Bowie, 

James Hilson. 
„ 12. Thomas Brown and Helen Wilkie in Melrose, a.s.n. Peter; w. George 

Martin, Robert Lookup. 
,, 16. James F'iddes and Mary Anderson in Drygraingeboathouse, a.d.n. 

Mary ; w. John Mein, Robert Bunzie. 
July 14. Andrew Mein and Janet Atchison in Newsteid, a.d.n. Janet ; w. John 

Mein, Robert Forsan. 
„ 21. William Mercer and Anne M'Fadzean in Melrose, a.s.n. Andrew : w. 

George and Andrew Martins. 
■'\ug. 4. James Millar and Jean Gladstains in Drygrainge, a.s.n. Isaac. 

„ „ John Mercer and Famiiton in Bridgend, a.d.n. Janet ; w Andrew 

and William Drummonds. 



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Aug. ir. James Wallace aud Alison Phaup in Melrose, a.d.n. Alison; w. 

Andrew and William Cooks. 
„ 25. Alexr. Vair and Janet Wilson in Danieltovvn, a.d.n. Margaret. 
„ „ James Laidlaw and Jean Redford in Eildon, a.d.n. Jean ; w. William 

Redford, Walter Scot. 
Sept. 1. Robert and Mary Lothian in Gattonside, a.s.n. James; \v. 

Thomas Hoy, James Boston. 
„ 8. Bailie Scot and Christian Bunzie in Newsteid, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. 

Robert and Alexr. Bimzies. 
,, 13. William Wood and Elspeth Waugh in Blainslies, a.d.n. Marion ; w. 

Robert Scot, James Wallace. 
,, 15. Stevenson and Helen Drummond in Bridgend, a.s.n. William ; 

\v. Andrew and William Drummond. 
„ 20. The deceased James Hog and Isobel Wilson in Old Melrose, a.d.n. 

Mary ; w. . 

„ 29. John Boston and Janet Boston in Gattonside, a.s.n. Robert. 

„ ,, William Williamson and in Newsteid, a.d.n. Catharine ; w. 

James Boston, James Williamson. 
Oct. 10. Robert Crierson and Isobel Stoddart in Darnick, a.d.n. Janet ; \v. 

Robert Grierson, senior, Wm. Hart. 
Nov. 15. James Mercer and Elizabeth Rutherfurd in Easterhousebyres, a.s.n. 

William. 
„ „ George Paterson and Margaret Little in Ladhopemure, a.s.n. George. 
,, „ Wm. Tait and Eupham Laidlaw in Buckholm, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. 

William Turner, George Mercer. 
„ 26. Andrew and Margaret Lauders in Broadwoodshiel, a.d.n. — . 
„ „ Philip Thyn and Alargaret Pearson in Clackmae, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. 

James Fisher, Robert Penman. 
„ 30. John Smal and Margaret Sanderson in Mosshouses, a.s.n. James ; w. 

Robert Scott, William Mofifat. 
Dec. 8. George Watt and Margaret Craig in Melrose, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. 

Alexr. Lockie, William Steel. 

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Jan. 7. James Riddell and Alison Kyle in Overlangshavv, a.s.n. John ; w. 

Robert and William Moffats. 
„ 26. Thomas Welsh and Mary Fair in Gattonside, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 

Thomas Hoy, John Boston. 
Feb. 2. James Hilson and Jean Lookup in Melrose, a.s.n. James ; w. John 

Lyal, Andrew Lookup. 
„ 14. William Martin and Isobel Shillinglaw in Blainslies, a.s.n. Andrew ; 

w. Robert -Scot, Hugh Grieve. 
„ 16. John Heiton and Bessie Eastown in Darnick, a.d.n. Bettie ; w. John 

Usher, John Heiton. 
Mar. 9. Robert Dods and Isobel Usher in Darnick, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. John 

Usher, James Wight. 
,, 10. Andrew Thomson and Agnes Burnet in Overlangshaw, a.s.n. James. 
,, ,, Robert Cams and Anne Hope in Westhouses, a.s.n. James ; w. George 

Ainslie, William Alley. 
„ 24. John .Sprotwell and Agnes Bathgate in Blainslies, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. 

Robert Scot, Robert Laidlaw. 
„ 30. John Usher and Janet Paterson in Taff-field, a.s.n. Thomas. 
,, „ Walter Murray and Elizabeth Smail m Melrose, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. 

James Smail, Walter Murray, senior. 
April 13. John Wight and Alison Thyne in Melrose, a.d.n. Anne ; w. James 

Waugh, James Hilson. 
,, 20. John Coats and Elizabeth Thomson in Williamlaw, a.s.n. John ; w. 

William Mofifat, George Ainslie. 
,, ,, James Williamson and Elizabeth Mercer in Newsteid, a.s.n. John. 
,, ,, Wm. Hart and Anne Stoddart in Darnick, a.s.n. John ; w. John 

Heiton, John Mein. 



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May 4. John Giahamslie and Henderson in Danieltoun, a.s.n. James. 

,, ,, William Ormistown and Margaret Scot in Melrose, a.d.n. Margaret ; 

w. James Smail, Robert Penman. 
„ I I. Robert Richardson and Isobel Riddel in Eildon, a.s.n. William ; \v. 

John Bunzie, William Redford. 
„ t8. Alexr. Cook and Isobel Deans in Melrose, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. Andrew 

and William Cooks. 
., 19. John Lees and Agnes Gray in Colmsliehill, a.d.n. Alison ; w. Robert 

Laidlaw, William Mitchell. 
June 15. James Wight and Janet Main in Newsteid, a.s.n. James; w. John 

Meins, elder and younger. 
„ 17. Andrew Smith and Alison Hownam in Darnick, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. 

James Wight, Andrew Hownam. 
,, 20. William Wight and Anne Noteman in Buckholm, a.d.n. Margaret ; 

w. James and James Laidlaws. 
„ 29. William Rutherfurd and Janet Young in Halidean, a.s.n. William ; w. 

Geoi'ge and John Martins. 
July 7. Robert Mitchelson and Anne Robison in Gattonside, a.d.n. Margaret ; 

w. William Mathison, Thomas Turnbull. 
,, II. John Scot and Janet Wilson in Newtown, a.s.n. William ; w. John 

Bunzie, William Redford. 
Aug. 5. Gilbert Bourlees and Helen Knight in Langhaugh, a.s.n. Gilbert ; w. 

George and James Rlaikies. 
„ ,, George Brown and Margaret Lees there, a.d.n. Jean ; the samewitneses. 
,, 24. Wm. Hog and Helen Johnstone in Melrose, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. Robert 

Johnstown, Robert Martin. 
.Sept. 14. George Stoddart and Janet Ker in Darnick, a.d.n. Jean. 

„ ,, William Scot and Margaret Jamison in Danieltown, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 

Walter and Robert Scotts. 
,, 21. John Brown and Barbara Hoy in Melrose, a.s.n. John ; w. John and 

Henry Hoy. 
,, 28. Thomas Waugh and Christian Fisher in Westerhousebyre, a.s.n. 

Andrew ; w. Mr David Johnstone, student, and Wm. Pearson. 
Oct. 5. Alexr. Sibbat and Janet Banantyne in Gattonside, a.d.n. Janet. 

„ ,, Handieside and Christian Usher in Drygrainge, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 

Thomas Hoy, John Boston. 
,, 19. Robert Sibbat and Agnes Harvie in Gattonside, a.s.n. William ; w. 

John and James Bostons. 
„ 26. Thomas Bunzie and Agnes Mein in Newsteid, a.s.n. James ; w. 

James and Andrew Bunzies. 
Nov. 2. John Turnbull and Jean Johnstown in Melrose, a.d.n. Jean ; w. Robert 

and Andrew Johnstones. 
„ 3. Walter Scot and Plelen Fogo in Threepwood, a.s.n. James. 

, William Turner and Anne Laidlaw in Overlangshaw, a.d.n. Alison. 
, James M'Dougal by adultery confessed in Blainslies, a.s.n. James ; w. 

John Laidlaw, George Ainslie. 
,, 16. Philip Fair and Alison Stephenson in Gattonside, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 

John and James Bostons. 
,, 30. William Turner and Mary Purves in Gattonside, a.s.n. James. 
„ ,, Andrew Lookup and Margaret Shiel in Melrose, a.d.n. Christian ; w. 

Robert Lookup, John Bruce. 
Dec. 3. Andrew Hilson and Margaret Richardson in Blainslies, a.d.n. Janet. 
,, „ Thomas and Janet Patersons in Mosshouses, a.d.n. iVLargaret ; w. 

Robert Scot, Wm. Martin. 
,, 19. Andrew Bowarand Isobel Cochran in Newtown, a.d.n. Janet ; w. John 

Milne, John Cochran. 
„ 21. John Hatton and Margaret Tait in Melrose, a.s.n. John ; w. Walter 

Tait, George Matin. 
„ 28. Wm. Mathison and Margaret P^iddes in (Gattonside, a.s.n. William ; 

w. Wm. and James Mathisons. 









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Feb. 15. John Wilkieson and Bettie Dalgliesh in Melrose, a.d.n. Janet; w. 

John Ualghesh, WiUiam Mabane. 
„ 22. James Orr and Janet Waugh in Melrose, a.d.n. Anne ; w. James 

Hilson, James Waugh. 
„ 29. James Edgar and Jean Robison in Melrose, a.d.n. Beatrix. 
„ „ George Coldcleugh and Margaret Thomson in Gattonside, a.d.n. 

Margaret; w. Robert Lawrie, Thomas Hoy. 
Mar 4. Robert Cribbas and Agnes Mathison in Drygrainge, a.d.n. Mary ; vv. 

James Millar, James Hay. 
„ 7. Robert Miln and Isobel Redford in Newtown, a.d.n. Jean. 
,, „ John Grierson and Agnes Mercer in Darnick, a.d.n. Marion ; w. Nicol 

Miln, Robert Grierson. 
„ 21. John Bell and Janet Rae in Melrose, a d.n. Anne; w. John Bowie, 

James Hilson. 
,, 22. James Blaikie and Elizabeth Purves in Clackmae, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. 

James and John Fishers. 
April 2. Thomas Rae and Helen Gardner in Gattonside, a.s.n. Thomas. 

„ „ James Hay and Elizabeth Turnbul in Drygrainge, a.s.n. John ; w. 

James Millar, John Neil. 
1 1. John Gill and Helen Paterson in Melrose, a.s.n. James. 
„ James Mercer and Pearson in Darnick, a.s.n. John ; w. James 

Smail, James Wight. 
„ 18. Andrew and Elizabeth Landers in Broadwoodshiels, a.d.n. Margaret ; 

w. Hugh Grieve, Robert Scot. 
,, 20. William Sprots and Christian Harvie in Westerlanglee, a.s.n. John ; 

vv. John Tait, George Blaikie. 
May 2. John Mein and Agnes Marr in Newsteid, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. John 

Mein, senior, Thomas Marr. 
„ 6. Andrew Thomson and Helen Burnet in Colmslie, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. 

William Moffat, Robert Laidlaw. 
„ 9. Robert Bunzie and Janet Blaikie in Newsteid, a.s.n. Willian^. 
„ ,, James Fiddes and Marion Anderson at Melrose, Bridgend, a.d.n. 

Marion ; w. John Fiddes, Andrew Pringle. 
,, 16. William Hopkirk and Margaret Lawrie in Melrose, a.s.n. James. 
„ „ James Hislopand Eupham Burnet in Darnick, a.s.n. Percival. 
„ „ James Marr and Jean Scot in Melrose, a.d.n. Marion ; w. Thomas 

Marr, John Mein. 
„ 23. James Hudd and Isobel Spotswood in Melrose, a.s.n. James. 
„ „ John and Janet Bostons in Gattonside, a.d.n. Janet, ; w. James 

Boston, Thomas Marr. 
„ 3c. James Boston and Janet Hunter in Gattonside, a.d.n. Helen ; w. 

John Mein, James Hunter. 
June 27. Walter Murray and Elizabeth Smail in Melrose, a.s.n. Thomas. 

„ „ William Drummond and Janet Myles in Bridgend, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. 

Walter Murray, senior, James Smail. 

July 1 1. John Skirven and Mercer in Newsteid, a.d.n. Margaret. 

„ ,, James Mercer and Elizabeth Rutherford in Easterhousebyre, a.d.n. 

Janet ; w. William Pearson, John Mein. 
„ 15. John Smail and Margaret in Newhouses ; w. Robert Scot, 

Hugh Grieve. 
Aug. 2. John Coat and Elizabeth Thomson in Threepwood, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 

Robert and William Moffatts. 
,, 14. Thomas Haliday and Isobel Laidlaw in Appletreeleaves, a.s.n. 

William ; w. Wiliiam Sprot, John Tod. 
„ 19. Robert Scot and Janet Darling in Blainslie, a.s.n. John. 
„ „ George Thomson and Isobel Wadderston in Hilslop, a.d.n. Margaret; 

w. Alexr. Scott, William Mercer. 
„ 22. James Hunter and Isobel Miln in Melrose, a.s.n. James ; w. Robert 

and Andrew Hunters. 
„ 29. William Mercer and Anne M'Fadzean in Melrose, a.s.n. Wiliiam ; vv. 

James Waugh, George Martin. 



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278 Melrose Recoid of Baptisms, &€. 

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Aug. 30. James Millar and Jean Gladstains in Drygrainge, a.s.n. Halbert ; w. 

John Forsan, George Martin. 
Thomas Frier and Thomson in Calfhill, a.d.n. Bettie ; \v. Robert 

Mercer, George Martin. 
Sept. 12. David Musgrave and Margaret Watson in Mehose, a.d.n. Isobel ; \v. 

Robert Penman, William Ormistown. 
Oct. 3. Adam Nicol and Alison Bunzie in Melrose, a.s.n. George. 

„ „ William Williamson and Jean Dickson in Newsteid, a.s.n. Thomas. 
„ ,, Rev. .Mr. James Brown, minister, and May Tod, his spouse, a.d.n. 

Janet ; w. Bailie George Grant, Mr. Gavin Elliot, schoolmaster. 
,, 4. William Ker and Isobel Cairns in Old Melrose, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. 

George Martin. 
Nicol Miln and Margaret Roger in Newtown, a.s.n. Nicol. 
John Mercer and Isobel Familtown in Bridgend, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 

Thomas Stenhouse, James Hunter. 
Andrew Moss and Agnes Wight in Darnick, a.d.n. Helen ; w. John 

Usher, James Wight. 
William Leaden and Margaret Hoy in Eildon, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 

Thomas Stenhouse, Nicol Aliln. 
Nicol Alley and Margaret Forest in Gattonside, a.s.n. Henry ; w. 

Henry Forest, William Alley. 
William Scot and Eppie Cochran in Melrose, a.s.n. William. 
William Stephenson and Helen Drummond in Bridgend, a.dn. 

Margaret. 
John Mercer and Lauder there, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. William 

Drummond, Alexr. Cook. 
William Mercer and Elizabeth M'Fadzean in Housebyre, a.s.n. 

James ; w. John Tait, George Mercer. 
James Penoian and Christian Tully in Melrose, a.d.n. ; w. 

Robert Penman, James Hunter. 
George Williamson and Bettie Wood in Colmslie, a.s.n. John ; w. 

Robert Laidlaw, William Moffat. 
William Sibbat and Margaret Ferguson in Gattonside, a.s.n. Thomas ; 

w. Robert and Alexr. Sibbats. 
John Dawson and Elizabeth Marr in Melrose, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. 

George Martin, Thomas Marr. 
William Tait and Elizabeth Laidlaw in Buckholm, a.s.n. John ; w. 

James and James Laidlaws. 



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James Matthison and Agnes Young in Gattonside, a.s.n. William. 
William Graham and Isobel Hunter in Newstead, a.d.n. Christian : 

w. James Boston, John Mein. 
William Wood and Elizabeth Waugh in Blainslies, a.d.n. Elizalieth. 
James Shiel and Elizabeth Grieve in Gattonside, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 

William Thyne, William Stenhouse. 
David Thomson and Agnes Mein in Newtown, a.s.n. William : w. 

John Miln, Andrew Mein. 
William Ormistown and Peggy Scott in Melrose, a.d.n. Bettie. 
George Hog and Peggy Ramsay in Melrose, a.d.n. Agnes 
James Crosbie and Janet Learmond in Danieltown, a.d.n. Margaret ; 

w. Robert Penman, James Smail. 
William Mein and Lockie in Eildon, a.d.n. Jean ; w. John 

Bunzie, William Redford. 
April 3. George Stoddart and Janet Ker in Darnick, a.s.n. James. 

„ ,, William .Scott and Margaret Jamieson in Danieltown, a.d.n. Cathar- 
ine ; w. Walter Scott, John Usher. 
,, 7. William Rae and Isobel Robson in Gattonside, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. 

George and Andrew Martins. 
„ 1 5. (ieorge Brown and Margaret Lees in Langhaugh, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 

John I'ait, William Sprol. 



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April 17. James Laidlaw and Jean Redford in Eildon, a.s.n. John ; \v. Robert 

Miln, William Redford. 
May I. James Marr and Jean Scott in Melrose, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. Thomas 

Marr, John .Mein. 
., 6. James Brown and Isobel Ker in Blainslies, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; \v. 

Hugh Grieve, William Moffat. 
,, 8. William Redford and Beltie Balmer in Eildon, a.s.n. William ; \v. 

William Redford, William Mein. 
,, I 5. John Grahamslie and Peggie Henderson in Danieltown, a.s.n. Robert ; 

w. George and Robert Lawries. 
,, 29. John Trotter and Alison Marr in Melrose, a.d.n. Jean ; \v. Thomas 

Marr, Robert Trotter. 
June 12. John Thomson and Margaret Ballentyne in. Gattonside, a.d.n. Mar- 
garet ; w. John Martin, VN'illiam Maban. 
„ 13. George Ainslie and Isobel Donaldson in Langshawmiln, a.s.n. James ; 

\v. David Johnstone, John Coats. 
„ 26. James W^illiamson and Lizie Mercer in Newsteid, a.s.n. Robert : w. 

John Meins, senior and junior. 
July 3. David Tailor and Helen Elliot in Melrose, a.s.n. Thomas. 

,, ,, James Wallace and Alison Phaup in Melrose, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. 

Walter Murrays, senior and junior. 
,, 5. Philip Thyne and Margaret Pearson in Clackmae, a.s.n. James ; w. 

James Fisher, David Johnstone. 
,, 21. John Brown and Jean Dickson in Newsteid, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. John 

Mein, James Dickson. 
.\ug. 7. John Turnbul and Jean Stuart in Gattonside, a.d.n. Jean : w. James 

Boston, James Marr. 
„ 21. Richard Dogherty and May M'Ewen in Darnick, a.d.n. Jean ; w. 

James Williamson, John Usher. 
„ 23. David Pile and Agnes Thyne in Blainslie, a.s.n. John ; w. Ale.xr. and 

Robert Scots.' 

Sept. II. John Forsan and Chisholm in Drygrainge, a.d.n. Mary. 

,, „ Andrew Mein and Janet Atchison in Newsteid, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. 

James Dixon, John Mein. 
„ 25. Charles Baxter and Janet Grieve at Bleachfield, a.s.n. Thomas. 
„ ,, James Edgar and Jean Robson in Melrose, a.s.n. William ; w. 

William and James Hunters 
Oct. 2. Thomas Cochran and Bettie Scot in Newtown, a.d.n. Helen ; w. John 

and Nicol Milns. 
„ 9. Mr. James Brown, our minister, and May Tod, his spouse, a.d.n. 

Margaret ; w. Mr. M'Lawrin of Drygrainge and Mr. Gavin 

Elliot, schoolmaster. 
„ 12. Nicol Miln and Margaret Roger in Newtown, a.s.n. George; w. 

Thomas Stenhouse, John Miln. 
„ 16. James Hilson and Jean Lookup in Melrose, a.d.n. Jean ; w. Andrew 

and Robert Lookups. 
„ 30. William Matthison and Margaret Fiddes in Gattonside, a.d.n. 

Janet. 
„ „ George Paterson and Margaret Little in Housebyres, a.d.n. Isobel ; 

w. George Mercer, Robert Myles. 
Nov. 20. Robert Grierson and Isobel Stoddart in Darnick, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 

Robert and John Griersons there. 
„ 23. John Laidlaw and Margaret Burnet in Overlangshaw, a.d.n. Marion ; 

w. George Ainslie, William Moffat. 
Dec. 4. James Scott and Gillas in Danieltown, a.s.n. Walter ; \v. George 

Scott, Walter Scott, there. 
„ II. John Mein, junior, and Agnes Marr in Newstead, a.d.n. Mary; w. 

Thomas Marr, John Mein, senior. 
,, 18. Walter Murray, junior, and Lizie Small in Melrose, a.s.n. John ; w. 

James Small, Walter Murray, senior, there. 



28o Melrose Recor'd of Baptimis, &c. 

1758. 

Jan. 23. Andrew and Bessie Landers in Bioadwoodshiels, a.d.n. Barbara ; \v. 

James and Robert Scots. 
Feb. 5. James Matthison and Agnes Young in Gattonside, a.s.n. John ; vv. 
John Young, Wm. Matthison, there. 
„ 10. WiUiam Ogilvie of Hartwoodmyre, baihe, and Elizabeth EUiot, his 
spouse, a.d.n. Jean ; w. Mr. David Johnstone, probationer, Wm. 
Scott. 
„ 12. George Wight and Christian Pringle in Easterlanglee, a.s.n. Thomas. 
„ „ James Orr and Janet Waugh in Mehose, a.s.n. James ; w. James 

Waugh, Wilham Stenhouse. 
„ 19. Thomas Martin and Christian Thomson in Gattonside, a.d.n. Jean ; 
w. George and Andrew Marlines. 

,, 21. Robert Richardson and in Eildon, a.d.n. Margaret : w. John and 

Thomas Bunzies. 
,, 26. James Pinkerton and Janet Cunningham in Melrose, a.s.n. Robert ; 
w. Robert and Andrew Johnstones. 
April 2. Alexr. Sibbat and Janet Bannatyne in Gattonside, a.d.n. Marion ; w. 
John and James Marrs there. 
„ 9. John Usher and Janet Drummond in Eildon, a.d.n. Helen; w. John 
and Thomas Bunzies there. 

,, 17. John Richardson and in Drygrainge, a.s.n. Robert ; w. John 

Nicol, George Martin. 
„ 30. John Grierson and Agnes Mercer in Darnick, a.s.n. John ; w. Robert 
Griersons, senior and junior. 
May 3. James Wilson and Catharine Mabane in Easterhousebyre, a.s.n. Alex- 
ander ; w. Thomas Frier, George Martine. 
„ 16. The deceased Wm. Hart, and Ann Stoddart in Darnick, a.s.n. 

William ; w. John and Robert Griersons there. 
„ 21. James Boston and Janet Hunter in Gattonside, a.d.n. Christian ; w. 
James and Andrew Hunters. 

„ 28. Andrew Bowar and Cochrane in Newtown, a.s.n. Andrew. 

„ „ Adam Nicol and Alison Bunzie in Drygrainge, a.d.n. Isobel. 
„ „ John Hatton and Margaret Tail in Melrose, a.d.n. Margaret : w. 
Walter Tait, George Martine. 
June 4. John and Janet Bostons in Gattonside, a.s.n. John ; w. James Boston, 
James Marr, there. 
„ 29. Thomas Frier and Bettie Thomson in Westerhousebyre, a.s.n. 

Robert. 
„ „ Wm. Turner and Anne Laidlaw in Overlangshaw, a.d.n. Bettie ; w. 
Wm. Pearson, George Martin. 
July 14. Robert Scot and Margaret Darling in Blainslies, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 
James Scot, Hugh Grieve, there. 
„ 23. William Mercer and Anne M'Fadzean in Melrose ; w. George and 

Andrew Martins. 
„ 26. Robert Dods and Margaret Usher in Darnick, a.d.n. Jean ; w. .Adam 

Dods, John Usher. 
„ 31. James Hislop and Effie Burnet in Darnick, a.d.n. Alison ; w. John 
Usher, James Wight. 

Aug. 6. John Skirven and Mercer in Newsteid, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. John 

Mein, James Dixon. 
„ 13. James Fiddes and Marion Anderson at Bridgend, a.s.n. Walter; w. 
John and James Bostons. 

„ 20. Wm. Sprots and in Westerlanglee, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. George and 

Andrew Martins. 
„ 27. Mr. James Brown, minister, and May Tod, his spouse, two sons 
named Robert and James. 

,, ,, George Hart and Chisholm in Newsteid, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. 

Mr. Ogilvie, bailie, Mr. Hunter, writer, and Mr. Elliot, schoolmaster. 
Sept. 17. Nicol Miln and Isobel Thomson in Newtown, a.s.n. John ; a\-. John 
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1758. 

Oct. I. James Hunter and Isobel Milne in Melrose, a.d.n. Jean. 
„ ,, John Sprots and Agnes Haitlie in Appletreeleaves, a.d.n. Alison ; w. 
Thomas Stenhouse, Nicol Miln. 

,, 15. Blaikie and Marion Purves in Hoiisebyres, a.s.n. John. 

,, „ Andrew Bunzie and Janet Hart in Nevvsteid, a.d.n. Margaret. 

„ „ John Mercer and Lauder in Bridgend, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. Andrew 

Hart, Andrew Bunzie. 
,, 23. William Martin and Isobel Shillinglaw in Blainslies, a.s.n. John. 
Robert Crosbie and Agnes Matthison, a.s.n. Robert. 
George Ainslie and Isobel Donaldson in Langshawmiln, a.s.n. 
John. 

„ „ John Simpson and Catharine Carter, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Charles 
Ainslie, George Martin. 
Nov. 5. Bailie Scott and Christian Bunzie in Newsteid, a.s.n, Andrew ; w. 
Alexr. and Andrew Bunzies. 
,, 7. John Stuart and Christian Harvie in Blainslie, a.s.n. James. 
,, „ Thomas Paterson and Janet Paterson in Mosshouses, a.d.n. Agnes ; 
w. John Laidlaw, Robert Scott. 

,, 12. Wm. Rae, and Moffat in Gattonside, a.s.n John ; w. James and 

John Marrs. 
Dec. 3. James Marr and Jean Scott in Melrose, a.s.n. John ; w. Thomas Marr, 
James Smail. 
„ 8. George Henderson and Helen Mack in Whitlaw, a.s.n. George ; w. 
Thomas Davidson, Robert Waddell. 

1759- 
Jan. 21. James Rutherford and Isobel M'Dowgall, a.s.n. James. 
,, ,, James Wallace and Alison Phaup, a.d.n. Ann. 
„ ,, Wm. (iraham and Isobel Hunter, a.d.n. Jean, all in Melrose ; w. 

James Rutherford, Thomas Marr. 
Feb. 4. James Handieside and Christian Usher in Eildon, a.s.n. James. 
„ ,, Alexr. Mitchel, by fornication in Galashiels parish, a.s.n. Benoni ; 

w. Thomas Hoy, John Usher. 
„ 5. Wm. Mercer and M'Fadzean in Appletreeleaves,- a.s.n. Andrew ; 

w. George Blaikie, Wm. Sprots. 
,, 18. Wm. Hopkirk and Margaret Lawrie, a.s.n. Alexander. 
„ ,, James Hudd and Isabel Spotswood, a.d.n. Agnes. 
„ ,, David Musgrave and Margaret Watson, a.s.n. John, all in Melrose ; 

w. Thomas Marr, John Dawson. 
,, 25. Wm. Redford and Bettie Balmer in Eildon, a.s.n. Alexander. 
,, „ John Usher and Isobel Paterson in Darnick, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. 

Thomas Usher, John Bunzie. 
Mar. 4. James Penman and Christian Tully in Melrose, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 

Robert Penman, senior and junior. 
,, II. Charles Baxter and Janet Grieve in the Bleachfield, a.s.n. John ; w. 

Thomas and James Marrs. 
,, 18. John Bell and Rae in Melrose, a.d.n. Helen ; w. John Bowie, 

Andrew Martin. 
„ „ Andrew Thomson and Helen Burnet in Threepwood, a.d.n. Janet, 

baptised at Lauder. 
„ 25. John Trotter and Alison Marr in Melrose, a.s.n. Robert ; w. Thomas 

Marr, Robert Trotter. 
April 15. Andrew Darling and Lizie Armstrong in Melrose, a.s.n. Thomas. 
„ ,, James Elliot and Isobel Smail in Eildon, two sons named Andrew 

and James. 
,, „ Robert Bunzie and Blaikie in Newstead, a.s.n. Isobel ; w. Wm. 

Ormistown, James Smail. 
„ 22. James Laidlaw and Jean Redford in Eildon, a.s.n. Nicol ; w. Wm. 

Redford, Robert Miln. 
„ 29. John Fairbairn and Agnes Harvie in Westhouses, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. 

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May 6. Win. Ormistown and Margaret Scot in Melrose, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 

James Small, Robert Penman. 
June 3. Alexr. Cook and Isobel Ueans in Melrose, a.s.n. George. 

,, ,, Andrew Pringle and Nellie Carncross in Newsteid, a.s.n. James ; w. 
Andrew Cook, James Pnngle. 

„ 5. Robert Sibbat and Harvie in Gattonside, a.s.n. James and a.d.n. 

Isobel ; w. Wm. Bell, Alexr. Sibbat. 
,, 7. Nicol Miln and Margaret Roger in Newtown, a.s.n. John ; w. 

Thomas Stenhouse, John Miln. 
,, 17. David Tailor and Helen Elliot in Melrose, a.s.n. John ; w. Cieorge 

Scot, Robert Lawrie. 
„ 34. John Mein and Agnes Marr in Newstead, a.d.n. Janet ; w. John Mein, 

senior, Thomas Marr. 
,, 27. David Murray and Elspeth Harvie in Drygrainge, a.d.n. Jean ; w. 
John Richardson, John Forsan. 

July 15. William Scot and Jamison in Danieltown, a.s.n. Walter. 

„ ,, James Mercer and Bettie Rutherford in Newsteid, a.d.n. Agnes. 

„ „ John Heiton and Burnet in Darnick, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 

Walter and James Scots. 
„ 30. Walter Murray and Lizie Smail in Melrose, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. Walter 
Murray, senior, James Smail. 

Aug. 5. Thomas Usher and Mercer in Eildon, a.s.n. Thomas. 

,, „ John Turnbul and Margaret Stuart in Gattonside, a.d n. Margaret ; 

w. James Marr, James Boston. 
„ 6. George Thomson and Isobel Wadderstone in Ladhopemure, a.s.n. 

Walter. 
„ „ John Richardson, senior, and Janet Sudden in Drygrainge, a.s.n. 

Thomas ; w. John Frater, John Jamison. 
„ 12. James Edgar and Jean Robison in Melrose, a.d.n. Anne ; w. Ale.xr. 

and Andrew Cooks. 
„ 13. William Ogilvie of Hartwoodmyres and Elizabeth Elliot, his lady, 

a.s.n. William Elliot ; w. John Martin, Robert Dalgliesh. 
„ 17. David Pyle and Lizie Mercer in Newstead, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. John 
Mein, William Williamson. 
Sept. 2. Robert Scot and Christian Craig in Danieltown, a.s.n. Thomas. 

„ ,, John Forsan and Chisholm in Drygrainge, a.d.n. Mary ; w. 

George Scot, Robert Lawrie. 
„ 16. Thomas Cochran and Bettie Scot in Newtown, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. 

Nicol and Robert Milns. 
„ 23. William Williamson and Jean Dickson in Newstead, a.d.n. Mary ; w. 
James W^illiamson, John Mein. 
Oct. 7. Thomas Bunzie and Margaret Sibbald in Eildon , a.d.n. Agnes ; w. 
John Bunzie, Nicol Miln. 
„ 21. James Scot and Isobel Gillas in Danieltown, a.d.n. Bettie ; w. Walter 

and George Scot. 
„ „ Cieorge Plenderleth and Janet Scot in Old Melrose, a.d.n. Jean ; w. as 
above. 
Dec. 9. George Lothian and Marion Mitchelhill in Gattonside, a.s.n. John : 
w. Thomas Hoy, James Marr. 
„ 16. James Mathison and Agnes Young in Gattonside, a.s.n. James ; w. 

John and James Bostons. 
„ 23. John Grahamslie and Margaret Henderson in Danieltown, a.s.n. 

Robert ; w. George Grahamslie, Robert Scot. 
1760. 
Jan. 15. Robert Miln and Isobel Redford in Eildon, a.d.n. Christian. 

,, John Richardson and Ann Adamson in Drygrainge, a.d.n. Jean. 

„ George Brown and Anne Turnbull, by fornication, a.d.n. Bettie ; w. 

John Miln, Thomas Davidson. 
20. Robert Paterson and Margaret Lorain in Melrose, a.s.n. John ; w. 
David Thomson, James \_torn\ 






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1760. 

Jan. 22. William Forsan and Margaret Young in Gattonside, by fornication, 

a.s.n. William ; vv. Thomas Hoy, James Marr. 
„ 30. Nicol Miln and Isobel Thomson in Newtown, a.s.n. Nicol ; vv. John 

Miln, John Martin. 
Feb. 8. Walter Scot and Helen Fogo in Langshaw, a.s.n. George : w. William 

Moffat, John Sibbald. 
„ 10. Andrew Mein and Isobel Maban in Newstead, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 

William and John Mabans. 
„ 22. William Moffat and Marion Somervel in Threepwood, a.s.n. George ; 

w. William Moffat, John Laidlaw. 
Mar. 16. George Renaldson and Christian Fisher in Melrose, a.d.n. Christian ; 

w. James and Walter Renaldson. 
,, 30. James Orr and Janet Waugh in Melrose, a.s.n. John ; w. James 

Small, James Hilson. 
April 28. John Laidlaw and Margaret Burnet in Langshaw, a.s.n. George ; w. 

William Moffat, George Sibbald. 
May 8. Andrew and Elizabeth Lauders in Broadwoodshiel, a.d.n. Christian ; 

w. Hugh Grieve, Robert Scot. 
„ II. James Graham and Helen Scott in Melrose, a.s.n. Robert. 
„ „ James Lindsay and Janet Lockie in Gattonside, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 

Cieorge Scot, James Marr. 
„ 18. Robert Tacket and Janet Penman in Melrose, a.s.n. John. 
„ „ John Skirven and Isobel Mercer in Newstead, a.s.n. William ; w. 

Robert and James Penmans. 
„ 19. James Fiddes and Marion Anderson at Bridgend, a.s.n. Walter ; vv. 

John Fiddes, John Martin. 
June I. George Hog and Margaret Ramsey in Melrose, a.d.n. Agnes ; vv. 

James Smail, James Ramsey. 
,, 15. James Hunter and Isobel Miln in Melrose, a.d.n. Agnes. 
„ ,, James Marr and Margaret Mein in Gattonside, a.d.n. Isobel ; vv. 

Nicol Miln, John Marr. 
July 6. James Boston and Janet Hunter in Gattonside, a.d.n. Janet ; vv. 

James Hunter, James Marr. 
,, 20. John Hatton and Margaret Tait in Melrose, a.s.n. George. 
„ „ Wm. Winter and Helen Hardie in Blainslie, a.s.n. George ; w. Andrew 

and John Martins. 
Auy. 3. John Trotter and Alison Marr in Melrose, a.s.n. Thomas. 

„ „ John Mercer and Margaret Lawder in Bridgend, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 

Thomas Marr, Robert Trotter. 
,, 24. John Usher and Janet Drummond in Eildon, a.s.n. John ; w. John 

and Thomas Ushers. 
,, 25. George x\inslie and Isobel Donaldson in Langshawmiln, a.d.n. Isobel ; 

w John Laidlaw, George Sibbald. 
Sept. 7. Adam Nicol and Alison Bunzie in Drygrainge, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 

Robert Forsan, John Bruce. 
„ 16. John Mark and Elspeth Elliot in Hagburn, a.s.n. George ; vv. James 

Tod. 
,, 21. Charles Baxter and Janet Grieve at Bleachfield, a.s.n. Charles. 

,, ,, Wm. Rae and Moffat in Gattonside, a.s.n. Thomas. 

„ „ Andrew Drummond and Isobel Martin in Darnick, a.s.n. Andrew ; vv. 

John Usher, Thomas Hoy. 
„ 28. James Marr and Jean Scott in Melrose, a.d.n. Jean ; w. Thomas 

Marr, John Mein. 
Oct. 17. George Henderson and Helen Mack in Whitlaw, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. 

Thomas Waddell, Wm. Forsyth. 
,, 26. Wm. Stevenson and Helen Drummond in Bridgend, a.s.n. John ; w. 

Andrew and William Drummonds. 
Nov. 2. John Heiton and Marion Burnet in Darnick, a.s.n. John ; w. James 

Burnet, James Wight. 
„ 3. Robert Pringle and Mary Lawson in Blainslies, a.s.n. William. 






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Nov. 3. John Stuart and Christian Harvie in HIainslies, a.s.n. John ; w. 
Robert Scot, William Martin. 

Dec. 7. William Hart and Marr in Xewstead, a.s.n. James ; w. John 

Mein, Andrew Hart. 
„ 21. James Hiison and Jean Lookup in Melrose, a.d.n. Agnes ; \v. Andrew 

Lookup, John Lyal. 
„ 24. George Boid and Isobel Blaikie in Mosshonses, a.s.n. James ; w. 

George Sibbald, Wm. Moffat. 
,, 27. James Hlaikie and Elizabeth I'urves in Drygrainge, a.s.n. William ; 

w. Adam Nicol, John Forsan. 
1761. 
Jan. 29. Andrew Bowar and Isobel Cochran, two daughters named Isobel and 

Henrietta ; w. Thomas Stenhouse, John Cochran. 
Feb. 8. Robert Scot and Christian Craig in Danieltown, a.s.n. James ; w. 

George Scott, Robert Lawrie. 
Mar. 1. James Wilson and Catharine Maban in Bridgend, a.d.n. Elizabeth. 
„ ,, James Laidlaw and Janet Redford in Eildon, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Wm. 

Redford, Robert Miln. 
„ 13. Thomas Harvie and Isobel Speeding in Darnick, a.s.n. James ; w. 

John Martin, Robert Penman. 
„ 22. Walter Murray in Melrose, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. James Smail, Walter 

Murray, senior. 
„ 25. John Morrison and Elspeth Fleck in Colmslie, a.d.n. Anne ; w. John 
Jamieson William Moffat. 
29. John Mein and Agnes Marr in Newstead, a.s.n. James. 

,, James Huntlie and Mercer in Gattonside, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 

Thomas and James Marrs. 
April 12. Robert Stuart and Janet Tait in Gattonside, a.d.n. Janet; w. James 
Marr, James Boston. 
„ 17. Andrew Fisher of Westerhousebyres and Isobel Howden, a.s.n. 
James ; w. Colonel Edmonstoun and Mr. Gideon Rutherfurd. 

„ 17. George Mein and Dods in Newstead, a.s.n. James ; w. Andrew 

and John Marlines. 
„ 26. George Renaldson and Christian Fisher, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. Mr. 
Fisher, Thomas Marr. 
May 7. William Sprot and Christian Harvie in Westerlanglee, a.d.n. 
Christian ; w. George Blaikie, John Wyllie. 
„ 10. Andrew Pringle and Nellie Carncross in Newstead, a.d.n. Margaret ; 

w. James Pringle, John Mein. 
„ 24. Mr. James Brown, our minister, and Mrs. May Tod, a.s.n. John ; w. 

Mr. William Ogilvie, bailie, Mr. Elliot, schoolmaster. 
„ „ William Ormistown and Margaret Scot in Melrose, a.s.n. Adam ; w. 

as above. 
,, 31. James Wallace and Alison Phaup in Melrose, a.s.n. George. 

„ ,, William Scot and Jamieson in Danieltown, a.s.n. James. 

„ „ Nicol Miln of Whitehill and Margaret Roger, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 
Thomas Stenhouse, John Miln. 
June 24. Bailie Scot and Christian Bunzie, a.d.n. Agnes. 

„ „ Robert Sibbat and Isobel Harvie in (Gattonside, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 
Janies Marr, William Mathison. 
July 5. James Penman and Christian Tully, a.d.n. Isobel. 

,, „ James Rutherford and Isobel M'Dowgal in Melrose, a.d.n. Margaret ; 

w. Robert Penman, James Rutherford, senior. 
„ 17. Philip Thyne and Margaret Pearson in Clackmae, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. 

James Fisher, senior and junior. 
„ 27. John Bell and Janet Kae in Melrose, a.s.n. Alexander ; w. Andrew 
and John Martins. 
Aug. 16. Andrew Dalgleish and Janet Walker in Darnick, a.d.n. Margaret ; 
w. James and John Ushers. 
„ 23. James Fisher and Janet Glendinning in Darnick, a.d.n. Helen ; w. 
John Heiton, John Mercer. 



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'^'■ig- jO- John Skirven and Margaret Mercer in Melrose, a.s.n. John ; w. 

James Hilson, William Wallace. 
Sept. 6. William Matthison and Margaret Fiddes in Gattonside, a.s.n. John. 
„ „ John Mure and Catharine Hope in Melrose, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. James 

Marr, George Hog. 
„ 20. John and Janet Bostons in Gattonside, a.s.n. John. 
„ „ James Lindsay and Janet Lockie in Gattonside, a.d.n. Janet : w. 

James Boston, John Thomson. 
Oct. 4. Walter Tait and Margaret Haliburton in Darnick, a.s.n. Adam. 
„ „ George Hart and Isobel Chisholm in Newstead, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 

Andrew Hart, James Burnet. 
„ II. David Murray and Elspeth Harvie in Drygrainge, a.s.n. David; w. 

Adam Nicol, Alexr. Paterson. 
„ 20. Charles Baxter and Janet Grieve in Bleachfield, a.s.n. Charles. 
„ 25. Archibald Stuart and Bettie Cook in Gattonside, a.d.n. Margaret. ■ 
„ „ John Henderson and Bettie Beatie in Easterlanglee, a.d.n. Agnes ; 

\v. James Marr, James Boston. 
„ „ John Cleugh and Hardie, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; baptised at 

Lauder. 
Nov. 8. Thomas Bunzie and Isobel Sibbald in Eildon, a.s.n. John. 

„ „ Andrew Mein and Isobel Maban in Newstead, a.d.n., Margaret ; w. 

John Bunzie, John Mein. 
„ 15. David Burton and Jean Grahamslie in Danieltown, a.s.n. George. 
„ „ William Drummond and Janet Myles in Gattonside, a.d.n. Margaret ; 

w. George and John Grahamslies. 
Dec. 6. Robert Bunzie and Margaret Blaikie in Newstead, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. 

John Mein, John Dixon. 
,, 8. George Thomson and Janet VVadderston in Ladhopemure, a.d.n. 

Isobel. 
„ 8. William Turner and Anne Laidlaw in Overlangshaw, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 

John Fairbairn, John Martin. 
,, 13. Nicol Miln and Margaret Thomson in Newtown, a.s.n. James; w. 

John and Nicol Milns. 
„ 20. John Turnbull and Jean Stuart in Gattonside, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. 

John Boston, John Marr. 
„ 27. Robert Paterson and Margaret Lorain in Melrose, a.s.n. Simon ; w. 

James Smail, David Thomson. 
1762. 
Jan. 10. Robert Mercer and Janet Blaikie in Newstead, a.d.n. Janet. 

„ „ James Graham and Helen Scott in Melrose, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. George 

Scot, William Graham. 
Feb. 7. William Dods and Isobel Burnet in Danieltown, a.s.n. Adam ; w. 

Adam and Robert Dods. 
„ 17. John Grahamslie and Margaret Henderson in Danieltown, two 

daughters named Margaret and Jean ; w. John Martin, Thomas 

Davidson. 
„ 28. John Usher and Janet Paterson in Taffield, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Thomas 

Usher, John Heiton. 
Mar. 21. James Hudd and Isobel Spoteswood in Melrose, a.s.n. Adam. 
„ „ Robert Tacket and Janet Penman in Melrose, a.s.n. Robert. 
„ „ Andrew Martin and Agnes Dods, by fornication, a.s.n. James ; w. 

Robert Penman, George Skirvin. 
April 4. James Boston and Janet Hunter in Gattonside, a.s.n. Robert; w. 

John Mein, John Boston. 
„ 18. Williamson and Jean Dickson in Newstead, a.d.n. Margaret ; 

w. Robert Bunzie, Wm. Mabane. 
„ 19. James Laidlaw and Isobel Welsh in Buckholm, a.s.n. James ; w. 

James Laidlaw, senior, Mr. Welsh. 
May 2. Thomas Cochran and Bettie Scott in Newtown, a.s.n. John. 
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May 2. Adam Yule and Janet Black in Gattonside, a.s.n. George ; w. Robert 
Myles, Thomas Stenhouse. 
„ 9. James Ore and Janet Waugh in Melrose, a.d.n. Margaret. 
„ ,, Wm. Hrown and Janet Nicol in Drygrainge, a.d.n. Isobe! ; w. lames 

Smail, James Hilson. 
„ 16. William Hog and Helen Johnston in Melrose, a.d.n. Helen ; \v. 

Robert and Andrew Johnstones. 
„ 23. William Wood and Elspeth Waugh in Blainslies, a.d.n. Margaret ; 

\v. Alexr. and Robert Scots. 
„ 30. Alexr. Cook and Margaret Deans in Melrose, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. 
Andrew and Wm. Cooks. 
June 13. James Marr and Jean Scot in Melrose, a.s.n. Henry ; w. Thomas 

Marr, John Mein. 
July 7. John Mein and Agnes Marr in Newstead, a.s.n. William ; w. Thomas 
and James Marrs. 
„ 18. James Renaldson and Isobel Knox in Darnick, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. 

George and Andrew Renaldsons. 
„ 21. James Edgar and Jean Robison in Melrose, a.s.n. George ; w. James 
Hilson, James Rutherford. 
Aug. 22. W^illiam Nicol and Margaret Smith in Melrose, a.d.n. Jean : w. 
Alexr. and Andrew Cooks. 
„ 29. James Blaikie and Alison Williamson in Melrose, a.d.n. Catharine. 
,, „ Thomas Harvie and Isobel Speeding in Darnick, a d.n. Isobel : w. 
John Usher, William Mabane. 
Sept. 12. Wm. Mercer and Anne M'Faddzean, a.d.n. Christian ; w. Alexr. 
Fadie, John Hoy. 
,, 19. George Hog and Margaret Ramsay, a.s.n. James ; w. Alexr. and 
Andrew Cooks. 

Oct. 3. Robert Dods and Usher in Darnick, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. John 

and Thomas Ushers. 
„ 19. Alexr. Stephen and Bettie Thomson, a.s.n. Thomas. 
, John Trotter and Alison Marr, a.s.n. Robert. 

William Darling and Alison Gibson, a.s.n. John : w. Thomas Marr, 
James Smail. 
„ 24. George Mien and Margaret Dods in Newstead, a s.n. John ; w. John 

and Andrew Mien. 
„ 29. Andrew Fisher and Isobel Houden in Darnick, a.d.n. Marion ; w. 

John Mercer, Gideon Rutherford. 
„ 31. David ?"airbairn and Ma. Mercer in Melrose, a.s.n. Nicoll ; w. 

Thomas Mercer, Wm. Steel. 
„ „ John Mercer and Ma. Lauder, a.d.n. Alison ; w. as above. 
Nov. I. George Ainslie and Isobel Donaldson, a.s.n. George. 
,, „ Andrew Wallace and Elspeth Wallace, a.s.n. John. 
,, „ Thomas Wallace and Janet Carter, a.s.n. Adam ; w. Wm. Moftat, 

George Sibbald. 
„ 14. Walter Murray and Elizabeth Smail in Melrose, a.d.n. Janet. 
„ ,, Robert Mercer and Elspeth Shiel in Westhouses, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. 

Thomas Marr, James Smael. 
„ 21. James Mar and Janet Mercer in Darnick, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. Thomas 
and James Marrs. 
Dec. 9. Robert Ormiston and Janet Riddle in Gattonside, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. 
John Young, Thomas \'air. 
„ „ Thomas Park and Mary Darling Elinshaws, a.s.n. Joseph ; w. Wm. 
Moffat, George Sibbald. 

1763- 
Jan. 2. George Renaldson and Christian Fisher, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. Andrew 

Fisher, Andrew Renaldson. 

„ 17. Vair and Janet Speidon m Newtown, a.d.n. Janet. 

„ „ Andrew Murray and Margaret Liethen, a.s.n. Andrew : w. Thomas 

Stenhouse, John Mill. 



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Jan. 23. James Fiddes and Marion Anderson, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. Thomas and 

James Marr. 
„ 26. George Henderson and Helen Mack in Whitlay, a.d.n. Isobel ; w. 

Robert and Thomas Waddel. 
Feb. 25. George Boid and Isobel Blackie in Mosshouses, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 

Thomas Frier, William Stenhouse. 
„ 27. Andrew Pringle and Helen Cairncross in Newstead, a.d.n. Helen ; w. 

Thomas and James Marr. 
April 7. NicoU Mill and Margaret Roger in Newtown, a.s.n. James ; w. John 
Min, Nicoll Stenhouse. 
„ 17. James Mathison and Agnes Young in Gattonside, a.d.n. Margaret ; 

w. Thomas and James Marr. 
„ „ John Skirven and Isobel Mercer in Melrose, a.s.n. Alexander. 
„ 18. William Moffat and Marion Somervel, a.d.n. Janet ; w. William 

Moffat, John Jamieson. 
,, 24. William Redford and Bettie Balmer, a.s.n. Robert. 
„ ,, James Grahme and Helen Scott in Melrose, a.s.n. George ; w. George 

and Robert Scott. 
May 8. John Usher and Janet Drummond in Yeildon, a.s.n. Andrew. 
,, „ James Penman and Christian Tully in Melrose, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 

Thomas and James Marr. 
„ 9. Edom Nicoll and Alison Bunzie in Drygrange, a.d.n. Rachael ; w. 

David Murray, William Shiel. 
,, 15. William Scott and Margaret Jamieson in Danieltoun, a.s.n. William ; 

w. Walter and James Scotts. 
„ 22. John Muir and Catharine Hopp in Melrose, a.s.n. Alexander. 
,, ,, William Stevenson and Helen Drummond in Bridgend, a.d.n. Eliza- 
beth ; w. Thomas Marr, James Marr. 
25. John Stewart and Christian Harvie in Blainslie, a.s.n. William. 
,, William .Stenhouse and William Sandilands in Housebyres, a.d.n. 

Catharine ; w. John .Stenhouse, Thomas Frier. 
June 5. John Helliwill and Janet Helliwill at Gattonside, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 

James Hood, Thomas Marr. 
„ 12. David Taylor and Helen Eliot at Melrose, a.s.n. John ; w. Thomas 

Marr, James Hood. 
„ 26. George Heart and Anne Chisholm at Newstead, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 

James Hilson, James Marr. 
„ „ John Young and Margaret Mercer at Gattonside, a.s.n. John ; w. 

Thomas Marr, John Mein. 
„ „ James Scott and Isobel Gillis at Danieltoun, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. 

George Scott, Robert Scott. 
,, ,, Walter Taitt and Margaret Helliburton at Darnick, a.d.n. Helen ; w. 

Robert Scott, James Hilson. 
,, 28. F/^f' July 30, 1769. 
July 3. Thomas Young and Elspath Smith at Gattonside, a.s.n. John ; w. 

James Marr, William Mofifit. 
,, 13. Charles Lauder and Janet Gibson at Blainslies, a.d.n. Isabel ; w. 

Hugh Grieve, William Moffit. 
,, 31. Andrew Drummond and Isabel Martin at Darnick, a.s.n. George ; w. 

John Hitton, James Williamson. 
Aug. 14. William Ormiston and Peggy Scott at Melrose, a.d.n. Isabel. 

„ ,, John Heitton and Margaret Taitt at Melrose, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 

Thomas Frier, James Hilson. 
„ 15. Nicol Miln and Isobel Thomson at Newtown, a.s.n. William; w. 

Andrew and James Meins. 
Sept. 4. Thomas Laidlaw and Margaret Thomson at Newtown, a.d.n. Isabel ; 

w. Robert Lawrie, James Hilson. 
„ 18. James Marr and Margaret Mein at Gattonside, a.s.n. John ; w. 

James Marr, George Skirven. 
„ 25. Andrew Mercer and Helen Wight at Bridgend, a.s.n. George ; w. 

Thomas Marr, James Hudd. 






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1763. 

Oct. 2. David Burton and Jean Grahamslie at Danielton, a.d.n. Margaret ; 

w. Robert Lawrie, Robert Scott. 
„ 9. James Hilson and Jean Lookup at Melrose, a.s.n. Thomas ; \v. James 

\'air, Robert Grierson. 
„ „ Robert .Steuart and Janet Taitt at Gattonside, a.s.n. George ; w. 

James Vair, Robert Grierson. 
„ 10. John Jamison and Helen Lockie at Colmslie, a.d.n. Margaret : w. 

James Moffat, George Williamson. 
„ 16. John Laidlaw and Jean Rutherford at Eildon, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. 

John Jamison, James Marr. 
„ 25. John Cleugh and Margaret Hardie at Blainslie, a.d.n. Mary ; \v. 

Alexr. and Robert Scotts. 
Nov. 8. James Wilson and Catharine Maban at Appletreeleaves, a.s.n. James ; 

w. George Bleakie, George Brown. 
„ 13. W'illiam Dods and Isabel Burnet at Danieltoun, a.s.n. James ; w. 

Thomas Marr, John Jamison. 
„ 14. Robert Marr and Janet Mercer at Gattonside, a.s.n. John ; w. John 

Martine, John Marr. 
Dec. 4. Thomas Bunzie and Isabel Sibbald at Eildon, a.d.n. Mary ; w. 

James Marr, George Skirvine. 
„ 5. John Murray and Catharine Gray at Threepwood, a.s.n. George ; vv. 

William Moffat, George Sibbald. 
„ 9. James Huntly and Margaret Mercer at Gattonside, a.s.n. George ; w. 

Alexr. Brownfield, Thomas Hoy. 
„ II. Andrew Mein and Isabel Maben at Newstead, a.s.n. John ; w. John 

Hitton, John Usher. 
,, 12. John Rutherfurd and Margaret Dalglesh at Bridgend, a.s.n. Robert ; 

w. John Dalglesh, John Mercer. 
„ 26. David Murray and Elspeth at Drygrange boathouse, a.s.n. 

George ; w. Adam Nicoll, W^illiam Brown. 
1764. 
Feb. 3. James Laidlaw and Isabel W^elsh at Buckholm, a.s.n. John ; w. 

W^illiam Aitchison, Alexr. Sandilands. 
,, 6. William Turner and Anne Laidlaw at Overlangshaw, a.d.n. Peggy ; 

w. William Mofifit, John Laidlaw. 
,, 12. Robert V'air and Nelly Dickson at the Bleachfield, a.d.n. P>etty ; w. 

Thomas Marr, George Skirven. 
„ 19. Thomas Boston and Janet Hunter in Gattonside, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. 

to both, James Marr, James Hilson. 
„ 23. John Wallace and Helen Henry in Blainslie Roan, a.d.n. Simmerval ; 

w. Robert and Alexr. Scotts. 
Mar. 18. John Mien and Agnes Marr at Newstead, a.s.n. Andrew. 
„ ,, Robert Taket and Janet Penman in Melrose, a.s.n. Andrew. 
,, „ Charles Baxter and Janet Grieve at Bleachfield, a.d.n. Christian ; w. 

to all the three, Thomas Marr. James Williamson. 
,, 25. Archibald Steuart and Betty Cook at (jattonside, a.s.n. George ; w. 

James Hilson, William Moffit. 
April 1. John Hitton and Marion Burnet at Darnick, a.d.n. Marion ; w. James 

Marr, Robert Lourie. 
„ 15. John Mercer and Margaret Lauder at Gallafoot, south of Tweed, 

a.s.n. John ; w. James Marr, John Hitton. 
„ 21. Thomas Frier and Bettie Thomson at Westerhousebyre, a.s.n. James ; 

w. Henry Fretor, John Frier. 
„ 22. George Mein and Margaret Dods at Newstead, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. 

John Hitton, James Marr. 
June ID. Thomas Her\ey and Isabel Speiden at Bridgend, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 

Thomas Marr, James Hilson. 
,, 19. George Williamson and Mary Wood at Blainslie, a.s.n. James ; w. 

William Bleakie, James Clapperton. 
„ „ William Anderson and Christian Lauder at Blainslie, a.s.n. John ; w. 

George Henderson, Robert Waddel. 



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1764 

July 15. John Usher and Janet Pateison of Tofttield, a.d.n. Christian ; \v. 

William Moffit, John Mein. 
„ 23. Henry Fraiter and Marion Mercer at Easterhousebyre, a.s.n. Robert ; 

\v. Thomas Marr, James Hilson. 
Aug. 5. John Young and Margaret Mercer at Gattonside haugh, a.d.n. 

Margaret ; w. James Marr, James Williamson. 
,, 26. Thomas Cochran and Betty Scott at Newtown, a.s.n. William ; w. 

Walter Scott, John Lyal. 
Sept. 2. William Elliot and Bettie Renaldsonat Easterlanglee, a.s.n. William ; 

w. John Trotter, James Pringle. 
„ 13. Robert Mercer and Elspeth .Shiel at Drygrange, a.s.n. William ; w. 

John Merton, Adam Nicoll. 
„ 16. George Hart and Ann Chisholm at Nevvsteid, a.s.n. George ; vv. 

Thomas Marr, John Hitton. 
„ 23. Andrew Bunzie and Janet Haistie at Newsteid, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. 

James Hilson, Alexr. Bromfield. 
Oct. 21. Walter Murray and Elizabeth Smail at Melrose, a.s.n. John ; w. John 

Mien, James Williamson. 
Nov. 4. James Bleakie and Alison Williamson in Melrose, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 

Thomas Marr, James Hilson. 
„ „ John Trotter and Alison Marr in Melrose, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. Thomas 

Marr, James Hilson. 
„ II. James Wallace and Alison Phaup at Melrose, a.s.n. William; w. 

John Hitton, James Marr. 
„ ,, James Hunter and Isabel Miln in Melrose, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. John 

Hitton, James Marr. 
„ 18. James Scott and Agnes Martina at Eildon, a.s.n. Walter ; w. Robert 

Lukup, James Pringle. 
Dec. 2. William Dods and Isabel Burnet at Danieltown, a.d.n. Mary ; w. 

John Hitton, Thomas Marr. 
,, 16. James Marr and Janet Mercer at Darnick, a.d.n. Katharine ; w. John 

Mein, William Moffat. 
„ 23. John Turnbul and Jean Stewart at Gattonside, a.s.n. Alexander ; w. 

Thomas Marr, John Hitton. 
„ „ David Fairbairn and Peggy Mercer in Melrose, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. 

James Hilson, Adam Mill. 
1765. 
Jan. 13. Samuel Gilles and Nelly Laidlaw at Melrose, a.s.n. William ; w. 

Thomas Marr, James Marr. 
„ 20. William Nicoll and Peggy Smith at Melrose, a.d.n. Helen ; w. George 

Bleakie, James Hilson. 
,, 25. John Gibson and Margaret Ballantine at the Isle of Rea, a.d.n. 

Janet ; w. Alexr. Baptie, John Mertain. 
Feb. 3. William V^air and Janet Speeden at Newton mill, a.s.n. James ; w. 

Robert Lukup, Robert Lawrie. 
„ „ John Mercer and Helen Johnston at Newstead, a.s.n. William ; w. 

Robert Lukup, William Vair. 
„ 17. William Williamson and Jean Dickson at Newstead, a.s.n. James; 

w. James Williamson, John Gill. 
„ ,, Andrew Mercer and Helen Wight at Bridgend, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. 

James Williamson, John Mein. 
,, „ Andrew Pringle and Nellie Cairncross at Newstead, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 

James Hilson, John Mein, 
„ ,, George Hogg and Peggy Ramsay at Melrose, a.d.n. Jean ; w. 

Thomas Marr, Andrew Pringle. 
„ 24. William Drummond and Janet Meyls at Bridgend, a.s.n. William ; 

w. John Mein, James Marr. 
Mar. 14. Nicol Milne and Margaret Roger of Whitehill, a.s.n. Thomas: w. 

Thomas and John Stenhouses. 

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1765. 

Mar. 21. Robert Onuiston and Janet Riddle at (iattonside, a.d.n. Marion ; w 

Henry Forrester, John Welsh. 
,^- 31. William Scott and Pegy Jamison at Danieltown, a.s.n. Robert: w. 

Robert Lawrie, James Hilson. 
April 7. Nicol Milne and Isabel Thomson at Nevvtoun, a.d.n. Isabel ; w. John 

Hitton, James Hilson. 
,, 12. Andrew Wallace and Elspath Wallace at Blainslie, a.s.n. James ; 

w. Hugh Grieve, Robert Scott. 
,, „ George Thomson and Isabel Waderston at Ladhopmuir, a.s.n. 

George ; w. W'illiam Moffat, George Sibbald. 
May 26. John Grahamslie and Margaret Henderson in Danieltown, a.s.n. 

Uavid ; w. James Marr, Robert Lawrie. 
,, „ Thomas Young and Elspath Smith in Gattonside, a.s.n. James ; w\ 

Thomas Marr, Robert Lukup. 
„ ,, Walter Taitt and Peggy Halliburton in Darnick, a.d.n. Margaret ; 

\v. John Mein, W^alter Scott. 
June 10. The deceased Thomas Gray at Faunsloanhead and Jean Murray at 

Drygrange boathouse, a.d.n. Jean ; w. John Martin, Andrew Bell. 
,, 16. Thomas Laidlaw and Pegie Thomson at Newtown, a.s.n. William ; 

w. Thomas Marr, John Hitton. 
,, ,, John Lunn and Bettie Leyden at Darnick, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. 

Thomas Marr, John Hitton. 
„ ,, James Marr and Jean Scott at Melrose, a.s.n. Andrew ; »v. Thomas 

Marr, John Hitton. 
,, „ Robert Marr and Peggie Williamson at Melrose, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; 

w. Thomas Marr, John Hitton. 
„ 20. Thomas Dods and Catharine Thomson at Williamlaw, a.d.n. Eliza- 
beth ; w. Robert Scott, Robert Waddel. 
„ 23. Robert Laidlaw and Jean Rutherfoord at Eildon, a.s.n. James ; w. 

John Mein, George Scott. 
,, 30. James Scott and Isabel Gilles at Danieltown, a.d.n. Isabel ; w. 

Walter Scott, John Boston. 
July 3. John Cleugh and Margaret Hardie at Blainslie, a.s.n. Aichibald ; w. 

Robert Scot, William Moffet. 
,, 14. John Muir and Catharin Hope in Melrose, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. James 

Marr, John Mein. 
„ 21. [F/rtV 30 July 1769.] 
Aug. 2. William Moffat and Marion Sommervel at Threepwood, a.s.n. 

William ; w. George Sommervel, Peter Moffat. 
„ II. James Mein and Margaret Mercer at Newtown, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. 

John Mein, Robert Lawrie. 
„ 18. Robert Paterson and Margaret Lorain at Melrose, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 

Thomas Marr, John Boston. 
„ 27. George Boyd and Isabel Blaikie at Overlangshaw, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 

John Laidlaw, (Jharles Tod. 
Sept. 22. William Redfoord and Bettie Burnet in Eildon, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 

George Skirven, John Hitton. 
Oct. 6. James Williamson and Elizabeth Mercer in Nevvstead, a.d.n. Joanna ; 

\\\ John Mein, James Hilson. 
„ 13. Robert Steuart and Janet Taitt in Gattonside, a.s.n. Adam ; w. John 

Hitton, W'illiam Maben. 
„ ,, Andrew Lumsdale and Betty Baxter in Newstead, a.d.n. Jean ; w. 

John Hitton, William Maben. 
Nov. 3. Andrew Drummond and Isabel Mertain at Bridgend, a.s.n. Andrew ; 

w. James Hilson, John Layel. 
„ 14. William Glen and Isabel F'iddes, she living i!i Gattonside and he 

abroad, a.s.n. John ; w. Andrew Merton, Nicol Mercer. 
„ 24. David Burton and Jean Grahamslie at Danieltown, a.s.n. John ; w. 

George Skirven. James Hunter. 
Dec. 8. Charles Hardie and Jean Brown in Melrose, a.s.n. John ; w. Thomas 

Marr, John Usher. 



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1765. 
Dec. 8. James Oir and Ann Banoman m Melrose, a.d.n. Margaret ; \v. 

Thomas Marr, John Usher. 
„ „ John Rutherford and Margaret Dalglesh in Bridgend, a.d.n. Mary ; 

w. Thomas Marr, John Usher. 
„ 20. John Murray and Katharine Gray at Colmslee, a.s.n. James ; w. 

Wilham Moffat, John Laidlaw. 
„ 15. Andrew Mein and Isobel Maben at Newstead, a.d.n. Isabel ; w. John 

Marti ne, James Marr. 
„ 22. William Pringle and Mary Scot at Newstead, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. 

James Hilson, David Thomson. 
„ 30. John Forest and Peggy Mason at Westhouses, a.d.n. Anne ; w. 

Andrew Pringle, John Martin. 
1766. 
Jan. 12. George Ronaldson and Christian Fisher in Melrose, a.d.n. Janet ; w- 

John Boston, James Matheson. 
„ 21. George .Ainslie and Isabel Donaldson at Langshaw mill, a.s.n. 

Charles ; w. William Moffat, George Sibbald. 
,, 27. John Wilson and Isabel Keadie at Blainslie, a.s.n. W^illiam and a d.n. 

Isabel ; w. William Moffat, Hugh Grieve. 
Feb. 2. John .Skirven and Isabel Mercer in Melrose, a.s.n. John ; w. James 

Hilson, John Mein. 
„ 10. Robert Vair and Nelly Dickson at the Bleachfield, a.d.n. Margaret; 

w. John Martin, Andrew Lumsdale. 
„ 25. Robert Williamson and Mary Stuart in Gattonside, a.d.n. Mary ; w. 

Alexr. Brownfield, John Boston. 
Mar. 9. John Hatton and Margaret Taitt in Melrose, a.s.n. George; w. 

Thomas Marr, John Hitton. 
„ 16. James Boston and Janet Hunter in Gattonside, a.s.n. James ; w. John 

Boston, John Mein. 
„ „ John Hitton and Maron Burnet in Darnick, a.d.n. Isabel ; w. John 

Boston, John Mein. 
„ T,o. William Mercer and Anne Faddie in Melrose, a.s.n. Alexander ; w. 

William Moffat, James Hilson. 
,, „ John Young and Peggy Mercer in Gattonside Haugh, a.s n. James ; 

w. James Williamson, John Gill. 
April 6. George Mein and Margaret Dodds in Newstead, a.s.n. John : w. John 

Mein, James Williamson. 
„ ,, Robert Tacket and Janet Penman in Melrose, a.s.n. George ; w. 

John Hitton, Thomas Marr. 
„ ,, Alexander Corsbie and Ann Ridford in Drygrange, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 

John Hitton, Thomas Marr. 
„ ,, David Murray and Elspath Harvie at Drygrange boathouse, a.s.n. 

John ; w. John Hitton, Thomas Marr. 
„ 20. James Usher and Margaret Grieve at Topficld, a.s.n. John ; w. Hugh 

Grieve, George Skirven. 
„ ,, Andrew Mercer and Betty Scott in Gattonside, a.s.n. James ; w. 

John Mein, James Marr. 
May II. John Mercer and Margaret Lauder at Galafoot, south side of Tweed, 

a.d.n. Beatrix ; w. Thomas Marr, James Marr. 
„ 25. Charles Baxter and Janet Grieve at the Bleachfield, a.s.n. John ; w. 

James Hilson, John Layel. 
,, ,, William Darling and Peggy Gibson in Gattonside, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 

John Mein, James Hilson. 
,j 28. George Smith and Janet Wallace in Blainslie, ad. n. Margaret; w. 

Hugh Grieve, Robert Scott. 
June 8. Robert Millne and Janet Cochran in Newtown, a.d.n. Margaret; v\ . 

James Hilson, Thomas Marr. 
,, 15. Walter Robson and Elizabeth Gibson in Gattonside, a. s.n. Robert; 

w. Andrew Lookup, George Scott. 



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1766. 

July 2. Harry Frater and Marion Mercer in Housebyres, a s.n. William : w. 

William Turner, Alexr. Brownfield. 
„ 6. Robert Ballyntine in Melrose and Christian Turnbull, by fornication, 

a.s.n. Robert ; w. Thomas and James Marrs. 
„ 13. Mr. James Brown, minister of the Gospel at Melrose, and Mrs. May 

I'od, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. John Mein, James Hilson. 
Aug. I. John Cleugh and Margaret Hardie in Blainslie, a.s.n. George ; w. 

William Moffat, Robert Scott. 
„ 17. John Usher and Janet Drummond in Eildon, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. 

Jonn Hitton, James Marr. 
Sept. 5. Andrew Fisher of Westerhousebyres and Isabel Howden, a.d.n. 

Janet ; w. John Mercer, Charles Baxter. 
„ 12. Thomas Hervie and Isabel Speden in Bridgend, a.d.n. Marion ; w. 

James Hilson, Robert Lawrie. 
„ 21. James Duncan and Agnes Marten in Melrose, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. 

James Hilson, Robert Lawrie. 
„ 28. Robert Ormiston and Margaret Riddel in Gattonside, a.d.n. Janet ; 

w. John Hitton, Thomas Marr. 
Oct. 5. James Huntly and Peggy Mercer in Gattonside, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 

David Thomson, Robert Grierson. 
,, ,, George Darling and Janet Mercer in Bridgend, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 

David Thomson, Robert Grierson. 
„ 12. Robert Ballyntine and Betty Scot in Melrose, a.s.n. Walter; w. 

Thomas Marr, John Hilton. 
,, ,, James Marr and Margaret Mein m Gattonside, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 

Thomas Marr, John Hitton. 
„ „ William Shiel and Helen Haig in Newstead, a.s.n. David ; w, 

Thomas Marr, John Hitton. 
„ „ Archibald Stewart and Betty Cook in Gattonside, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 

Thomas Marr, John Hitton. 
„ 13. William Turner and Anne Laidlaw in Overlangshaw, a.d.n. Jean ; w. 

John Merton, John Laidlaw. 
,, 18. Charles Lauder and Janet Gibson in Blainslie, a.s.n. John ; w. James 

Thomson, William Robson. 
„ 26. James Marr and Jean Scott in Melrose, a.s.n. Robert ; w. Thomas 

Marr, John Mein. 
Nov. 16. Robert Marr and Peggy Williamson in Melrose, a.d.n. Jean ; w. 

James Hilson, James Marr. 
„ „ Robert Heart and Margaret Marjoribanks in Newstead, a.d.n. 

Margaret ; w. James Hilson, James Marr. 
,, 23. James Graham and Nelly Scott in Melrose, a.s.n. Patrick ; w. George 

.Scott, Robert Lawrie. 
Dec. 3. Thomas Cochran and Betty Scott in Newtown, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. 

Thomas Bunzie, William Rutherford. 
,, 30. James Fiddes and Marion Anderson at Westhouse boathouse, a.s.n. 

Adam ; w. Henry Forrest, David Brown. 
1767. 
Jan. 19. Thomas Bunzie and Isabel Sibbald in Eildon, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. 

Thomas and Nicol Stenhouses. 
,, „ Nicol Milne and Isabel Thomson in Newtown, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. 

Thomas and Nicol Stenhouses. 
„ „ Nicol Milne and Margaret Rodyer in Whitehill, a.d.n. Jean ; w. 

Thomas and Nicol Stenhouses. 
Mar. 22. Mr. Peter Williamson and Mrs. Peggy Wilson in Melrose, a.s.n. 

James ; w. Thomas Marr, James Hilson. 
„ „ Robert Mercer and Elspeth Shiel at Drygrange, a.d.n. Helen ; w. 

Thomas Marr, James Hilson. 
„ 29. Andrew Drummond and Isabel Merton in Bridgend, a.s.n, William ; 

James Marr, John Hitton. 



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April 5. Robert Bunzie and Margaret Blaikie in Newstead, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 

Robert Lawrie, John Gill. 
„ 12. Adam Nicoll and Ailly Bunzie at Drygrange, a.s.n. Adam ; \v. 

Thomas Marr, Adam Milne. 
„ ,, James Matheson and Agnes Young in Gattonside, a.s.n. Saunders ; 

w. Adam Milne, Robert Lawrie. 
,, „ Thomas Turnbull and Peggy Forsan in Gattonside, a.d.n. Agnes ; vv. 

Adam Milne, Robert Lawrie. 
,, 19. Thomas Romainnis and Margaret Dykes in Colmslie, a.d.n. Mary ; 

vv. Mr. James Blaikie, William Mofifet. 
,, 26. [Vide 30 July 1769.] 
May 3. James Scott and Agnes Merton in Eildon, a.s.n. George ; w. James 

Hilson, William Maben. 
,, 10. Thomas Young and Elspath Smith in Gattonside, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. 

Robert Grierson, Robert Lawrie. 
„ „ John Muir and Katharine Hop in Melrose, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. Robert 

Grierson, Robert Lawrie. 
„ 13. Richard Robson and Isabel Sclaiter in Blainslie, a.s.n. John ; vv. 

Hugh Grieve, Robert Scott. 
„ 24. James Mein and Mary Mercer in Newtown, a.s.n. Nicoll ; vv. Robert 

Grierson, Adam Milne. 
,, „ George Heart and Anne Chisholm in Newstead, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 

George Scott, David Thomson. 
June 14. James Scott and Isabel Gillis in Danieltown, a.s.n. James ; w. 

Walter and George Scotts. 
,, 28. William Dodds and Isabel Burnet in Danieltown, a.d.n. Betty ; w. 

Thomas Marr, John Hitton. 
„ 30. James Penman and Christian Tully in Melrose, a.d.n. Christian ; vv. 

John Merton, John Layen. 
July 12. Andrew Pringle and Nelly Cairncross in Newstead, a.d.n. Margaret. 
,, „ Thomas Laidlaw and Peggy Thomson in Newtown, a.d.n. Margaret ; 

w. James Hilson, John Hitton, to both. 
„ 26. Charles Hardie and Jean Brown in Melrose, a.s.n. Charles ; w. 

George and James Scotts. 
,, „ James Wallace and Alison Phaup in Melrose, a.s.n. Robert ; vv. 

George and James Scotts. 
Aug. 9. David Burton and Jean Grahamslie in Danieltown, a.s.n. Robert ; vv. 

James Hilson, William Moffat. 
[Vide, 2 .Sept. 1770.] 
Sept. 6. George Ronaldson and Christian Fisher in Melrose, a.s.n. James ; w. 

John Mein, Andrew Murray. 
„ „ Andrew Hope and Isabel Hunter in Melrose, a.s.n. James ; w. James 

Hilson, IDavid Thomson. 
„ „ Nicol Stenhouse and Agnes Sibbald at Whitelees, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. 

George Scott, James Taitt. 
„ 13. William Scott and Margaret Jamieson at Danieltown, a.d.n. 

Margaret ; w. Walter Scott, Robert Grierson. 
Oct. 6. George Wight and Mary Sclaiter in Darnick, a.s.n. James ; w. James 

Wight, John Usher. 
„ 18. William Pringle and Mary Scott in Newstead, a.d.n. Anne ; w. Adam 

Milne, David Thomson. 
„ „ John Barklay and Isabel Cochran in Newtoun, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 

Adam Milne, David Thomson. 
Nov. 8. James Vair and Nelly Hunter in Melrose, a.s.n. James ; w. Thomas 

Marr, John Boston. 
„ 15. Samuel Gilles and Nelly Laidlaw in Melrose, a.s.n. Joseph; vv. 

Robert Paterson, Adam Milne. 
Dec. 6. James Williamson and Elizabeth Mercer in Newstead, a.s.n. Robert ; 

w. John Mein, John Gill. 
„ „ John Leyden and Isabel Smith in Darnick, a.s.n. John ; w. John 

Mein, John Gill. 



2 94 Melrose Record of Raptisyns, &c. 

1767. 

Dec. 6. John Young and Margaret Mercer in Gattonside haugh, a.d.n. 
Klizal)etli ; w. John Mein, John (iill. 
,, 13. Walter Murray and Elizal^eth Smail in Melrose, a.s.n. Andrew ; vv. 

Andrew Murray, John Merton. 
„ ,, John Turnbull and Jean Steuart in Gattonside, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 
Jarnes Hilson, Adam Milne. 
. ,, „ James Boston and Janet Hunter in Gattonside, a.d.n. Christian ; \v. 
James Hunter, John Mein. 
,, ,, Alexander Cuthel and Peggie Haitlie in Melrose, a.d.n. Marion ; w. 

David Thomson, (ieorge Scott. 
1768. 
Jan. 24. lames Usher and Peggy Grieve at Topfield, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 
John Usher, Hugh Grieve. 
„ 28. Robert Marr and Peggy Williamson in Melrose, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. 

Thomas Marr, James Williamson. 
•V» •"• V John Little and Nelly Park in Krukhimin in Canabie parish, a.d.n. 
Janet ; w. Thomas Marr, James Williamson. 
Feb. 21. John Heitton and Marion Burnet at Darnick, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 
Adam Milne, James Hilson. 
,, „ John Henderson and Janet Mercer in Melrose, a.s.n. James ; w. 
Adam Milne, James Hilson. 
Mar. 6. Andrew Lumsdale and Betty Baxter in Newstead, a.s.n. James ; w. 
Charles Baxter, James Williamson. 
„ „ Andrew Mein and Isobel Maben in Newstead, a.d.n. Christian ; w. 

Thomas Marr, John Heitton. 
„ 27. Walter Taitt and Margaret Halliburton in Darnick, a.d.n. Alison ; 
w. Robert and Andrew Lukups. 
April 9. James Vair and Peggy Cochran in Newstead, a.s.n. Thom^as and 
a.d.n. Margaret ; w. Andrew Bunzie, John Vair. 
-^ 17. David Fairbairn and Margaret Mercer in Melrose, a.d.n. Margaret ; 

w. James Hilson, John Heitton. 
„ ,, John Skirven and Isabel Mercer at the Bleachfield, a.d.n. Christian ; 

w. Robert Lukup, Thomas Marr. 
,, ,, Robert Taket and Janet Penman in Melrose, a.d.n. Isabel ; w. 

Thomas Marr, George Scott. 
„ 18. John Cleugh and Margaret Hardie in Blainslie, a.d.n. Isabel ; w. 

William Mofifat, Robert Scott. 
„ „ George Smith and Janet Wallace in Blainslie, a.s.n. Robert : w. 

William Moftat, Robert Scott. 
,, „ Hugh Pringle and Janet Brown in IMainslie, a.d.n. Agnes ; \v. 

William Moffat, Robert Scott. 
„ ,, George Boid and Isabel Blaikie in Langshaw, a.d.n. Barbara ; w. 

William Moffat, John i,aidlaw. 
„ „ Thomas Frier and Betty Thomson at Westerhousebyres. a.d.n. 

Janet ; w. John Frier. 
„ 24. Robert Williamson and Mary Steuart in Gattonside, a.s.n. Thomas ; 

w. Adam Milne, James Hilson. 
,, „ .-\ndrew Bell and Janet Pringle at Broomfield of the Newstead, 
a.d.n. Jean ; w. George Bell, James Pringle. 
May 15. James Ronaldson and Isabel Knox at Darnick, a.d.n. Margaret ; \v. 

John Mein, Andrew Lookup. 
June 20. John Murray and Katharine Gray in Colmslie, a.s.n. William ; w. 
William Moffat, John Jamison. 
„ 26. John Mein and Agnes Marr in Newstead, a.s.n. Samuel : w. Thomas 
Marr, James Marr. 
■ „ ,, Robert Vair and Nelly Dickson at the Bleachfield, a.s.n. Thomas ; 

w. John Heitton, James Hilson. 
July 17. Mr. Frederick Maclagan, minister, and .Mrs. Christian Turn- 
bull, his spouse, a.s.n. Hector ; w. James Hilson, Robert 
Lawrie, 



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1768. 

July 30. George Darling and Isabel Mercer in Mosshouses, a.d.n. Margaret ; 

w. William Moffat, George Ainslie. 
„ 31. John Liinn and Bettie Leyden in Darnick, a.s.n. Frederick ; w. John 

Boston, Andrew Lukup. 
Aug. 14. Robert Paterson and Peggy Lorain in Melrose, a.d.n. Agnes ; vv. 

John Mein, James Marr. 
„ 19. James Kirkwood and Isabel Pringle in Langshaw, a.d.n. Isabel ; w. 

John Laidlavv, Thomas Scott. 
,, 28. James Marr and Jean Scott in Melrose, a.s.n. William ; w. John 

Mein, John Heitton. 
,, ,, Robert Bunzie and Isabel Hoy in Nevvstead, a.d.n. Nelly ; w. Robert 

Grierson, James Pringle. 
Sept. 4. James Orr and Anne Borrowman in Melrose, a.s.n. William ; \v. 

Andrew Lukup, Adam Milne. 
„ 25. Nicol Milne and Isabel Thomson in Newtown, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 

William Moffat, John Merton. 
Oct. 9. John Pringle and Isabel Fisher in Darnick, a.s.n. William ; w. Adam 

Milne, James Hunter. 
,, 16. Andrew Bunzie and Janet Haistie in Newstead, a.s.n. James ; w. 

Adam Milne, Robert Grierson. 
Nov. 13. ohn Barklay and Peggy Hart in Newstead, a.s.n. William ; w. John 

Mein, Andrew Pringle. 
„ 14. John Rutherford and Margaret Dalglesh in Bridgend, a.s.n. John ; 

w. John Dalglesh, John Mercer. 
„ 19. Thomas Haig and Janet Sandlans, at Bridgend, who being of age 

took the vows upon himself, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. Andrew Haitlie, 

John Merton. 
„ 20. James Mein and Mary Darling in Newstead, a.d.n. Janet ; w. James 

Thynn, James Marr. 
„ „ Walter Robson and Elspath Gibson in Gattonside, a.d.n. Isabel ; w. 

James Thynn. 
,, 23. James Thynn and Margaret Dods in Blainslie, a.s.n. William ; w. 

Robert Scott, Richard Robson. 
,, „ Richard Robson and Isabel Sclaiter in Blainslie, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 

Robert Scott, James Usher. 
„ 29. Nicoll Stenhouse and Agnes Sibbald at Whitelees, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. 

Thomas Stenhouse, Nicol Milne. 
Dec. 4. Thomas Hervie and Isabel Speden at the Bleachfield, a.d.n. 

Christian ; w. James Hilson, Adam Milne. 
„ „ Robert Ballantine and Betty Scott in Melrose, a.s.n. James ; w. John 

Mein, James Marr. 
„ „ William Shiel and Helen Haig in Newstead, a.s.n. Anthony ; w. John 

Layel, Thomas Hervie. 
,, 23. William Blaikie and Elizabeth Scott at Hilslop, a.d.n. Agnes; w. 

George Ainslie, John Jamison. 
1 769. 
Jan. I. .Andrew Hope and Isabel Hunter in Melrose, a.s.n. John ; w. John 

Heitton, Thomas Marr. 
„ 18. John Wilson and Isabel Kedy in Blainslie, a.d.n. Janet; w. Robert 

Scott, James Usher. 
„ „ Thomas Wallace and Janet Kerter in Blainslie, a.d.n. Katharine ; w. 

Robert Scott, James Usher. 
„ „ Thomas Darling and Betty Bathgate in Blainslie, a.d.n. Isabel ; w. 

Robert Scott, James Usher. 
„ 29. Adam Nicol and Alison Bunzie in Drygrange, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. 

John Mein, James Hilson. 
„ „ George Mein and Margaret Dods in Newstead, a.d.n. Katharine ; w, 

John Mein, James Hilson. 



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1769. 

Feb. 5. John Hatton and Margaret Taitt in Melrose, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. 

Robert Lukup, William Moffat. 
Mar. 5. Charles Lauder and Janet Gibson in Blainslie, a.d.n. Margaret ; \v. 
Hugh Grieve, James Wilson. 
„ 12. Robert Scot and Christian Craig in Danieltown, a.s.n. William ; w. 

Ale.xr. Lokie, George Scott. 
„ „ James Mein and Mary Mercer in Newtown, a.s.n. James ; w. Alexr. 

Lokie, George Scott. 
„ 19. Charles Hardie and Jean Brown in Melrose, a.s.n. Edward ; w. 

James Hilson, Robert Grierson. 
„ ,, Thomas Turnbull and Peggy Phorsan in Gattonside, a.s.n. John ; w. 
James Hilson, Robert Grierson. 
„ Henry Freator and Marion .Mercer in Easterhousebyres, a.s.n. 
George ; w. Charles Hardie, Thomas Turnbull. 
April 2. David Burton and Jean Grahamsiie in Uanieltoun, a.s.n. David ; w. 
James Hilson, William Moffat. 
„ 5. John Beattie and Isabel Ballantine in Melrose, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 

William Vair. 
,, 16. George Ronaldson and Christian Fisher in Melrose, a.s.n. Walter; 

w. James Scott, William Darling. 
„ „ James Penman and Christian Tully in Melrose, a.s.n. James ; w. 

William Darling, George Ronaldson. 
„ „ James Scott and Isabel Gillis in Danieltown, a.s.n. William ; w. 

William Darling, George Ronaldson. 
„ „ William Darling and Margaret Gibson in Gattonside, a.d.n. 

Margaret ; w. James Scott, George Ronaldson. 
„ 17. Thomas Scott and Janet Blaikie in Langshawmill, a.d.n. Margaret ; 

w. William Moffat, George Ainslie. 
,, 23. John Bell and Janet Rea in Melrose, a.d.n. Jean; w. James Marr, 
John Heitton. 
April 27. James Usher and Peggy Grieve in Blainslie, a.s.n. James ; w. George 

Scott, James Stirling. 
May 7. Thomas Young and Elspath Smith in Gattonside, a.d.n. Margaret ; 

w. Robert Lukup, John Heitton. 
June 19. George Ainslie and Isabel Donaldson in Langshaw mill, a.s.n. 
William ; w. William Moffat, Thomas Frier. 
„ 22. Andrew Cribbes and Agnes Mercer in Blainslie, two daughters 

named Elizabeth and Margaret ; w. Peter Hardie, Robert Scott. 
,, 25. William Dods and Isabel Burnet in Danieltown, a.d.n. Peggy ; w. 
James Hilson, Robert Lawrie. 
July 16. James Graham and Nelly Scott in Melrose, a.s.n. James; w. Robert 
Lawrie, George Scott. 
„ 24. John Young and Margaret Mercer in Gattonside haugh, a.s.n. John ; 

w. George Blaikie, Thomas Marr. 
„ ,, John Fisher and Elizabeth Gilles in Darnick, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. 

James Blaikie, [ames Marr. 
„ 30. James Vair and Nelly Hunter in Melrose, a.s.n. Robert; w. James 

Hunter, Nicoll Milne. 
1763. 
June 28. Andrew Henderson and Mary Ingiis in Easterlanglee, a.s.n. John ; 
w. Thomas Wilson, Thomas Mein. 
1765. 
July 21. Andrew Henderson and Mary Inglis in Easterlanglee, a.d.n. Agnes; 
w. Thomas Wilson, Thomas Mein. 
1767. 
April 26. Andrew Henderson and Mary Inglis in Easterlanglee, a.s.n. Andrew ; 
w. Thomas Mein, John Familtown. 
1769. 
June 22. Andrew Henderson and Mary Ingfisat Highcross, a.s.n. Charles : w. 
|ohn Familtown. Thomas Mein. 



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1769. 

Aug. 13. Thomas Romanes and Peggy Dykes in Hilslop, a.s.n. William ; \v. 

William Moffat, James Pringle. 
„ „ John Barklay and Isabel Cochran in Newtown, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. 

James Pringle, William Mofifat. 
„ 16. Ned , being a native of Africa and come to the age of man- 
hood took the vows upon himself; w. Mr. Robert Mein, John 

Mein. 
„ 20. George Wight and Mary Sclaiter in Darnick, a.s.n. Thomas ; 

w. James Wight, John Heitton. 
Sept. 3. Thomas Cochran and Betty Scott in Newtown, a.s.n. Francis ; w. 

James Hilson, John Boston. 
„ 4. Mr. Andrew Fisher and Miss Isabel Howden m Darnick, a.d.n. 

Margaret ; w. John Mercer, Charles Baxter. 
„ „ Andrew Drumond and Isabel Mertain in Darnick, a.s.n. Andrew ; 

w. John Mercer, Charles Baxter. 
„ 13. {Vide Feb. 17, 177 1.] 
„ 25. Robert Marr and Peggy Williamson in Melrose, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. 

James Williamson, Thomas Marr. 
Oct. 6. Nicol Milne and Margaret Rodger in Whitehiil, a.s.n. William ; w. 

Thomas Stenhouse, John Scott. 
„ 8. William Rutherford and Betty Bamuir in Eildon, a.d.n. Jean ; w. 

John Henderson, Andrew Bell. 
,, „ Andrew Bell and Janet Pringle at Brumhill, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. John 

Henderson, William Rutherford. 
„ „ John Henderson and Janet Mercer in Melrose, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. 

Andrew Bell, William Rutherford. 
„ 21. James Brown and Christian Lauder in Coumsliehill, a.s.n. William ; 

w. William Moffat, James Boyd. 
„ 22. William Pringle and Mary Scott in Newstead, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 

James Pringle, Robert Grierson. 
,, 29. Alexander Cuthel and Peggy Haitlie in Melrose, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. 

James Hilson, James Marr. 
Nov. 12. James Blaikie and Alison Williamson in Melrose, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. 

Robert Lavvrie, Adam Milne. 
„ „ David Murray and Agnes Gray in Drygrange mill, a.d.n. Mary ; w. 

Robert Lawrie, George Scott. 
„ 19. Henry Hope and Margaret Mercer at Highcross, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. 

James Hunter, Nicol Milne. 
Dec. 3. William Mercer and Ann Fadie in Melrose, a.d.n. Jean ; w. Robert 

Lukup, David Taylor. 
,, „ Robert Scott and Isabel Ronaldson in Melrose, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 

Andrew Pringle, James Hunter. 
„ 6. William Blaikie and Elizabeth Scott in Hilslop, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. 

William Moffat, George Ainslie. 
„ „ William Turner and Ann Laidlavv in Langshaw, a.d.n. Marion ; w. 

John Laidlaw, William Mofifat. 
„ 15. Robert Mercer and Elspath Shiel in Drygrange, a.s.n. George ; w. 

George Mercer, Adam Nicoll. 
„ 26. Thomas Proctor and Mary Forsan in Westhouses boathouse, a.d.n. 

Agnes ; w. John Boston, James Marr. 
,, 31. John Pecoak and Agnes Waitt in Darnick, a.d.n. Margaret; w. 

David Taylor, Robert Grierson. 
1770. 
Jan. 19. Andrew Mein and Isabel Maben in Newstead, a.s.n. James ; w. 

James Pringle. 
F"eb. II. James Boston and Janet Hunter in Gattonside, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 

Thomas Marr, Walter Murray. 
,, 25. Walter Taitt and Margaret Helliburton in Darnick, a.s.n. John ; w. 

Robert Bunzie, Andrew Heitton. 
Mar. I I. Thomas Laidlaw and Peggy Thomson in Newtown, a..';.n. James ; \v. 

James Hunter, Andrew Lumsdale. 



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1770. 

Mar. II. Mr. Frederick Maclagan and Mrs. Christian Tiirn1)iill in Melrose. 

a.d.n. Janet ; \v. James Hunter, John Heitton. 
„ 22. John Johnston and Isabel Laing in Old Melrose, a.s.n. William ; w 

Nicol Milne, Robert Mein. 
„ 25. George Hogg and Peggy Ramsay in Melrose, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. 

James Hnnter, Andrew Heitton. 
,, 27. John Cleugh and Margaret Hardie in Blainslie, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 

James Usher, Robert Scott. 
April 8. James Marr and Jean Scott in Melrose, a.d.n. [anet : w. Thomas 

Marr, James Taitt. 
,, 15. John Thorburn and Margaret Watherstone in Easterlanglee, a.d.n. 

Margaret ; w. John Mein, John Boston. 
„ ,, James Huntlie and Margaret Mercer in Gattonside, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. 

John Boston, John Heitton. 
,, 17. John Murray and Katharine Gray in Col nslie, a d.n. .Marion; w. 

Robert Lees, David Keil. 
„ 29. Andrew Pringle and Nelly Cairncrose in Newstead, a.s.n. Hugh ; w. 

Hugh Cairncrose, Thomas Marr. 
May 6. Thomas Bunzie and Isabel Sibbald in Eildon, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. 

John Boston, Alexander Brownfield. 
,. II. and Nelly Cook, in fornication, in Melrose, a.s.n. William ; w. 

John Layel, John Merton. 
„ 27. Peter W'illiamson and Peggy Wilson in Melrose, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. 

Thomas Marr, David Fairbairn. 
,, „ Nicol Stenhouse and Agnes Sibbald in Whitelees, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. 

Peter Williamson, David Fairbairn. 
„ ,, James Aird and Betty Robson in Newtown, a.s.n. Adam ; w. James 

Marr, Nicol Stenhouse. 
„ „ David Fairbairn and Peggy Mercer in Melrose, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. 

James Marr, Nicol Stenhouse. 
June 10. Samuel Gilles and Nelly Laidlaw, a.d.n. Williebetty ; w. Robert 

Lukup, James Rutherford. 
„ 17. Robert Taket and James Penman in Melrose, a.s.n. William ; w. 

Robert Bunzie, George Ronaldson. 
„ 23. George Darling and Isabel Mercer in Mosshouses, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. 

Robert Laidlaw. 
„ 24. James Frier and Isabel Dalglish in Gattonside, a.s.n. Charles ; w. 

James Hilson, Adam Meben. 
July I. Jaines Jamison and Margaret Burn in Melrose, a.s.n. James ; w. John 

Hatton, John Usher. 
,, „ Robert Phorsan and Isabel Unns in Newstead, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 

John Mein, Robert Bunyan. 
10. James Thomson and Elizabeth Henry in Threepwood, a.ci.n. 

Margaret ; w. Wm. and Peter Moffats. 
,, 15. Archibald Stewart and Betty Cook in Gattonside, a.s.n. William ; w. 

Alexander Brownfield, Robert Grierson. 
,, „ James Marr and Margaret Mein in Gattonside, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 

Thomas Marr, George I'laikie. 
„ 30. Andrew Ronaldson and Mary Lee in Darnick, a.s.n. Andrew : w. 

Robert Lawrie, John Heitton. 
Aug. 13. Nicol Milne and Isabel Thomson in Newtown, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 

Andrew Mein, John Barklay. 
Sept. I. Henry Cochran and Peggy Mein in Newtown, two sons named John 

and ."Mexander ; w. John Cochran and John Cochran. 
„ 2. Robert Williamson and Mary Stewart in Gattonside, a.s.n. Thomas ; 

w. Thomas Marr, Thomas Boston. 
„ ,, John Muir and Katharine Hope in Melrose, a.s.n. William ; James 

Pringle, Robert Williamson. 
„ „ Robert Fairbairn and Jean Menton in Eildon, a.s.n. John ; w. George 

Ronaldson, John Boston. 



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r77o. 
Sept. 2. James Pringle and Isabel Layel in Melrose, a.s.n. James ; w. John 
Layel, Andrew Pringle. 
„ .„ James Oir and Anne Barroman in Melrose, a.d.n. Anne ; w. James 

Hilson, James Pringle. 
1767. 
Aug. 9. William Paton and Janet Brown in Drygrange, a.d.n. Jean ; w. 
Robert Mercer, David Murray. 
1770. 
Feb. II. William Paton and Janet Brown in Gattonside, a.d.n. Isabel; w. 

Thomas Marr, Walter Murray. 
Sept. 30. Andrew Lumsdale and Bettie Baxter in Newstead, a.d.n. Margaret ; 
w. Charles Baxter, Andrew Fisher. 
„ „ John Barcklay and Peggy Heart in Newstead, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 
Robert Hunter, George Ronaldson. 
Oct. 15. Thomas Darling and Betty Bathgate in Blainslie, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. 
Hugh Grieve, Robert Scott. 
„ 21. John Young and Margaret Mercer in Melrose, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 
Walter Murray, James Heitton. 
Nov. 26. John Snedden and Isabel Bunzie in Melrose, a.d.n. Joanna ; w. 

Robert Lukup, Andrew Mairton. 
Dec. T. Thomas Young and Elspath Smith in Gattonside, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. 
James Brown, James Pringle. 
„ 24. George Moffat and Mary Mercer in Hagburn, a.s.n. James ; w. 

James Kerr, William Moffat. 
„ 30. Thomas Mercer and Janet Haitlie in Melrose, a.s.n. William ; w. 
James Taitt, John Heitton. 

1771- 
Jan. 20. William Bell and Mary Speede, in fornication, in Gattonside, a.s.n. 

Thomas ; w. Robert Boston, George Ronaldson. 
„ 27. George Ronaldson and Katharine Fisher in Melrose, a.d.n. Marion ; 
w. John Usher, John Heitton. 
Feb. 6. Robert Mercer and Elspath Shiel in Drygrange, a.s.n, George ; w. 
James Brown, George Mercer. 
„ 17. William Dods and Isabel Burnet in Melrose, a.s.n. James ; w. John 

Gill, John Mein. 
1769. 
Sept. 13. George Smith and Janet Wallace in Blamshe, a.s.n. John ; w. 
Thomas Hardie. 

177'- 
Mar. 4. John Henderson and Margaret Paterson in Colmslie, a.d n. Euphan ; 

w. James Kirkwood, George Boid. 
„ „ James Kirkwood and Isabel Pringle in Langshaw, a.d.n. Anne ; w. 

John Henderson, George Boid. 
„ „ George Boid and Isabel Blaikie in Langshaw, a.d.n. Betty ; w. John 

Henderson, James Kirkwood. 
„ 17. Thomas Hervey and Isabel Speeden at the Bleachfield, a.s.n. 

Thomas ; w. John Layel, Robert Mein. 
„ 22. James Brown and Mary Gray in Drygrange, a.d.n. Mary ; w. David 

:' ;. Murray. 

„ 24. James Mein and Mary Mercer in Newtown, a.s.n. William ; w. 

James Hilson, John Layel. 
April 21. George Mein and Margaret Dods in Newstead, two sons named 

George and William ; w. John Grant, James Vair. 
„ „ James \^air and Nelly Hunter in Melrose, a.s.n. James ; w. George 

Mein, John Grant. 
„ „ John Skirven and Isabel Mercer at the Bleachfield, a.s.n. Thomas ; 

w. James Vair, John Grant. 
„ „ Robert Stewart and Janet Taitt in Gattonside, a.d.n. Margaret; vv. 

James \'air, John (jrant. 



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1771. 

April 21. John Grant and Nelly Mein in Newtown, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. James 

Taitt, John Skirven. 
,, „ James Taitt and Jean Young in Darnick, a.d.n. Mary ; w. John 

Skirven, Robert Stewart. 
May 5. William Vair and Janet Speden in Newtown, a.s.n. William ; w. 

James Pringle, Robert Mein. 
„ „ James Reid and Janet Shiel at Holmes, a.d.n. Helen ; w. James 

Blaikie, William Vair. 
June 9. Robert Vair and Nelly Dickson at Highcross, a.s.n. John ; w. Robert 

Lawrie, John Leyden. 
,, „ John Leyden and Isabel Dods in Darnick, a.s.n. John ; w. Robert 

Lawrie, Robert Vair. 
,, 26. John Moffat and Alison Louden in Ouplaw, a.d.n. Maron ; w. William 

.Moffat, Thomas Currer. 
July 2. John Waugh and Alison Moffat in Blainslie, a.s.n. James ; w. James 

Wilson, William Smith. 
„ 7. James Scott and Isabel Gilles in Danieltown, a.s.n. Robert ; w. James 

Dalgleish, Thomas Marr. 
„ „ James Dalgleish and Alison Mercer in Gattonside, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. 

James Scott, John Heitton. 
„ 14. James Mein and Mary Darling in Eildon, a.d.n. Helen; w. Andrew 

Lumsdale, Walter Murray. 
„ 21. John Fair and Nelly Smith in Gattonside, a.s.n. Philip ; w. George 

Wight, Henry Hope. 
„ „ George Wight and Mary Slaiter in Darnick, a.d.n. Janet ; w. John 

Fair, Henry Hope. 
„ „ Henry Hope and Peggy Mercer in Darnick, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 

George Wight, John Hatton. 
,, „ John Hatton and Margaret Taitt in Melrose, a.d.n. Anne ; w. James 

Hilson, Robert Lawrie. 
„ 29. Andrew Henderson and Mary Ingles in Westhouses, a.d.n. Mary ; w. 

Thomas Wilson, Thomas Mein. 
„ 31. Nicol Milne and Margaret Rodger of Whitehill, a.d.n. Isabel ; w. 

James Aird, Thomas Stenhouse. 
„ „ James Aird and Betty Robson in Nevtown, a.s.n. Gideon ; w. Nicol 

Milne, Thomas Stenhouse. 
Aug. 4. Andrew Mein and Isabel Maben in Newstead, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. 

James Heitton, Robert lioston. 
Sept. I. Robert Scott and Isabel Ronaldson in Newstead, a.s.n. Alexander; 

w. George Ronaldson, Thomas Breadie. 
„ „ David Burton and Jean Grahamslie in Danieltown, a.s.n. John ; w. 

Robert -Scott, Thomas Breadie. 
„ 8. Andrew Bunnie and Janet Haistie in Newstead, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 

Adam Milne, James Hilson. 
,, 22. John Fisher and Elizabeth Gilles in Darnick, a.s.n. James ; w. Walter 

Murray, John Boston. 
Oct. 6. James Hog and Susanna Dawson in Melrose, a.s.n. John ; w. Thomas 

Marr, George Blaikie. 
,, 13. Robert Ormiston and Mary Darling in Gattonside, a.d.n. Jean ; w. 

Robert Lawrie, Robert Bunzie. 
„ 20. Robert Ballantine and Betty Scott in Melrose, a.s.n. John ; w. Robert 

Lawrie, Andrew Heitton. 
„ „ Mr. Frederick Maclagan and Mrs. Christian Turnbul in Melrose, 

a.d.n. Jean ; w. Robert Lawrie, John Heitton. 
„ 27. John Heitton and Maron Burnet in Darnick, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. 

James Heitton, George Mercer. 
„ 27. George Mercer and Janet Heitton in Darnick, a.s.n. John ; w. John 

and James Heittons. : 

Nov. 4. James Usher and Peggy Grieve in Blainslie, a.s.n. Hugh ; v.-. Hugh 

Grieve, John Cleugh. 



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1771. 

Nov. 4. John Cleugh and Margaret Hardie in Blainslie, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 

Hugh Grieve, James Usher. 
„ 24. Andrew Ronaldson and Mary Lee in Darnick, a.s.n. WiUiam ; w. 

John Heitton, Andrew Lumsdale. 
Dec. 22. VViUiam Pringle and Mary Scott in Newstead, a.s.n. William ; w. 

Andrew Pringle, James Pringle. 
„ 26. Thomas TurnbuUand Margaret Forsan in Gattonside, a.s.n. Thomas ; 

w. Alexr. Brownfield, John TurnbuU. 
1772. 
Jan. 5. Alexander Cuthel and Pegg Haitlie in Melrose, a.s.n. John ; w. James 

Brownfield, James Hunter. 
„ „ James Brownfield and Isabel Hunter in Melrose, a.d.n. Isabel ; w. 

James Hunter, John Heitton. 
Feb. 2. John Milne and Alison Helliburton in Darnick, a.s.n. William ; w. 

John Boston, James Hilson. 
„ 18. James Matheson and Agnes Young in Gattonside, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 

Robert Meyls, James Marr. 
„ „ Nicol Stenhouse and Agnes Sibbald in Whitelees, a.s.n. John ; w. 

Thomas .Stenhouse, NicoU Milne. 
Mar. I. Robert Phorson and Isabel Unns in Newstead, a.d.n. Janet ; w. John 

Mein, Robert Bunnie. 
„ 5. John Barklay and Isabel Cochran in Newtown, three sons named 

John, Henry and Robert ; w. . 

„ 22. Walter Taitt and Margaret Helliburton in Darnick, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 

James Taitt, John Heitton. 
„ 29. Andrew Pringle and Nelly Cairncrose in Newstead, a.s.n. Andrew ; 

w. James Brown, James Marr. 
„ „ James Brown and Christian Lauder in Gattonside haugh, a.s.n. 

James ; w. Andrew Pringle, James Marr. 
„ „ Robert Marr and Janet Mercer in Gattonside, a.s.n. James ; w. 

Andrew Pringle, James Brown. 
April 12. Robert Hilson and Susanna Ballantine in Melrose, a.s.n. James ; w. 

James Hilson, Walter Ballantine. 
„ 19. James Pringle and Isabel Layel in Melrose, a.d.n. Isable ; w, John 

Layel, Andrew Pringle. 
„ 25. John Murray and Katharine Gray in Colmslie, a.s.n. John ; w. 

William Moffat, William Wight. 
„ „ William Wight and Margaret Loch in Threepwood, a.d.n. Margaret ; 

w. William Moffat, John Murray. 
May 3. David Fairbairn and Peggy Mercer in Melrose, a.s.n. David ; w. 

Andrew Lumsden, Robert Ballantine. 
„ „ Robert Taket and Janet Penman in Melrose, a.d.n. Christian ; w. 

David Fairbairn, Andrew Lumsden. 
„ 10. Andrew Lumsden and Peggy Baxter in Newstead, a.s.n. James ; w. 

John Layel, Robert Lukup. 
,, 17. Thomas Cochran and Betty .Scott in Newtown, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 

Robert Taket. James Wight. 
„ 21. John Muir and Katharine Hope in Melrose, a.s.n. John ; w. John 

Merten, David Taylor. 
„ 31. James Boston and Janet Hunter in Gattonside, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. 

Thomas Marr, Robert Fairbairn. 
,, ,, Robert Fairbairn and Jean Martin in Newtown, a.s.n. George ; w. 

James Boston, Robert Lawrie. 
June 7. Thomas Laidlaw and Peggy Thomson in Newtown, a.s.n. Robert; w. 

James Pringle, John Mein. 
„ 14. James Amos and Helen Hoy in Gateside, a.d.n. Alison ; w. Robert 

Bunnie, Walter Murray. 
„ 21. James Marr and Jean Scott in Melrose, a.s.n. James ; w. Andrew 

Murray, Andrew Heitton. 



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June 28. James Vair and Nelly Hunter in Melrose, a.s.n. William ; w. Robert 

Boston, \\'aUer Murray. 
July 19. James Pecoack and Agnes Waitt in Darnick, a.d.n. Maron ; w. James 

Blaikic, Andrew Heitton. 
„ 27. James Frier and Isabel Dalgleisli in (iattonside, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 

William Sliiell, Robert Scott. 
,, „ William Shiell and Helen Haig in Nevvstead, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 

James Frier, James Blaikie. 
Aug. 23. James Graham and Nelly Scott in Melrose, a.d.n. Agnes ; \v. James 

Taitt, George Scott. 
Sept. 20. Thomas Young and Elspath Smith in Gattonside, a.s.n. Taylor ; w. 

John Sibbald, Thomas Marr. 
„ ,, John Sibbald and Marion Brown in Eildon, a s.n. Thomas ; w. James 

Hilson, David Thomson. 
, 21. William Turner and Anne Laidlaw at Bentmill, a.s.n. James; w. 

[ohn and Robert Laidlaws. 
„ „ Hugh Pringle and Janet Brown in iilainslie, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 

Robert Scott, Hugh Grieve 
„ 27. George Ronaldson and Katharine Fisher in Melrose ; a.d.n. Eliza- 
beth ; w. Robert Taket, James Pringle. 
Oct. II. Nicol Miln and Isobel Thomson in Newtown, a.s.n. George; w. 

Robert Marr, Henry Cochran. 
„ „ Henry Cochran and Janet Lokie in Newtown, a.d.n. Janet ; w. Nicol 

Milne, Robert Marr. 
,, ,, Robert Marr and Peggy Williamson in Drygrange boathouse, a.d.n. 

Elizabeth ; w. Nicol Milne, Henry Cochran. 
,, 18. Thomas Haig and Janet Bunnie in Newstead, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. 

Robert Bunnie, John Heitton. 
„ „ William Brown and Margaret Henry in Blainslie, a.s.n. David ; u. 

James Aitchison, Andrew Waddel. 
„ 25. John Barklay and Margaret Heart in Newstead, a.s.n. Andrew ; \v. 

James Taitt, John Usher. 
„ ,, Robert P'raizer and lietty Shiell in Newtown, a.d.n. Helen ; w. John 

Barklay, Thomas Marr. 
Nov. 20. George Pecoa and Grizel Murray in Threepvvood, a.s.n. Walter : w. 

W'illiam Moffat, John Moffat. 
„ 22. John Welch and Marion Spence in Drygrange, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. 

Thomas Marr, Andrew Murray. 
„ 27. George Moffat and Mary Mercer in Hagburn, a.s.n. William : w. 

James Kerr, William Moffat. 
Dec. 13. Peter Caruthers and Janet Fisher in Melrose, a.s.n. Robert; w. 

Robert Lawrie, John Cochran. 
„ „ John Cochran and Janet Vair in Eildon, a.s.n. John ; w. Adam 

.Milne, James Hilson. 
„ 26. Robert Stewart and Janet Taitt in Gattonside, a.d.n. Isabel ; w. 

Alexander Brownfield, Robert Henderson. 

1773- 
Jan. 10. James Taitt and Jean Young in Darnick, a.d.n. Isabel ; w. Andrew 

Heitton, James Marr. 
„ 24. William Dods and Isabel Burnet in Melrose, a.d.n. PeggTN' ; w. James 

Hilson, Walter Murray. 
Feb. 14. Henry Freator and Marion Mercer in Easterhousebyre, a.d.n. Alison ; 

w. John Layal, David Thomson. 
Mar. 21. Andrew Ronaldson and Mary Lee in Darnick, a.s.n. Walter ; w. John 

Layel, James Hilson. 
„ 30. John Gibson and Elizabeth Bulman m Blainslie, a.d.n. Mary : w. 

John Waugh, James Wilson. 
„ ,, John Waugh and Alison Moffat in Blain^^lie, a.d.n. Alison ; w. Jauits 

Wilson, John Ciibson. 



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1773- 
April 4. John Barklay and Isabel Cochran in Newtown, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 

James Taitt, Robert Mein. 
,, 9. Henry Hope and Peggy Mercer in Darnick, a.d.n. Isabel ; w. Robert 

Grierson, John Pecoa. 
„ 18. Robert Scott and Isabel Ronaldson in Newstead, a.d.n. Christian ; w. 

Robert Lukiip, John Heitton. 
„ 25. James Scott and Isabel Gilles in Danieltown, a.d.n. Mary ; w. James 

Hilson, John Layel. 
„ „ John Fair and Nelly Smith in Gattonside, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. John 

Mein, John Smith. 
May 9. James Marr and Peggy Mein in Gattonside, a.s.n. James ; w. Robert 

Mein, Walter Murray. 
„ „ William Darling and Margaret Gibson in Gattonside, a.s.n. William ; 

w. James Marr, Robert Heart. 
,, „ Robert Heart and Peggy Marjorybanks in Newstead, a.d.n. Betty ; 

w. William Darling, James Marr. 
,, 16. John Leyden and Isabel Dods in Darnick, a.s.n. Robert ; w. Andrew 

Heitton, Walter Murray. 
July . 4. Walter Taitt and Margajet Helliburton in Darnick, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 

Robert Laurie, Walter Murray. 
„ „ James Jamison and Margaret Burn in Darnick, a.d.n Margaret ; w. 

Walter Taitt, Thomas Marr. 
;, 18. James Dalglesh and Alison Mercer in Gattonside, a.s.n. George ; w. 

James Pringle, Andrew Nicoll. 
„ „- Andrew Nicoll and Mary Mein in Newtown, a.d.n. Mary ; w. James 

Dalgliesh, James Pringle. 
,, 21. James Usher and Margaret Grieve in Blainslie, a.d.n. Janet; w. 
Hugh Grieve, John Usher. 
Aug, I. John Mein and Nelly Stonhouse in Eildon, a.s.n. Cornelius; w. Adam 

Milne, Nicol Milne. 
„ 15. Mr. Frederic Maclagan, minister, and Mrs. Christian Turnbul in 

Melrose, a.s.n. George ; w. Thomas Marr, John Mein. 
„ „ James Reid and Janet Shiel in Newtown, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. James 

Hilson, Thomas Marr. 
,, 22. Alexander Bell and Jean Neill in Drygrange, a.d.n. Peggy ; w. 

Robert Bonnie, John Heitton. 
Sept. 12. Robert Williamson and Mary Stewart in Gattonside, a.d.n. Agnes ; 

w. Thomas Marr, Thomas Broadie. 
„ 26. Robert Bunnie and Isabel Hoy in Newstead, a.s.n. William ; w. 

James Purves, Walter Murray. 
Oct. 10. Andrew Bell and Janet Pringle in Broomhill, a.s.n. George ; w. 

James Marr, Andrew ^Murray. 
„ 17. David Mein and Agnes Bunnie in Newstead, a. s.ri. James ; w. Robert 

Bunnie, John Heitton. 
„ 24. Nicol Stonhouse and Agnes Sibbald in Whitelees, a.s.n. William ; w. 

Thomas Stonhouse, Charles Baxter. 
Nov. 7. Samuel Gilles and Nelly Laidlaw in Melrose, a.s.n. John ; w. John 

Usher, John Heitton. 
,, ,, David Burton and Jean Grahamslie in Danieltown, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 

Andrew Heitton, Samuel Gilles. 
,, 12. George Darling and Helen Crosbie in Mosshouses, a.d.n. Helen ; w. 

William Mofifat, Thomas Laidlaw. 
,, 14. Robert Mercer and Elspath Shiel in Gattonside, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 

Andrew Heitton, James Blaikie. 
„ 21. Mr. Archibald Dick and Mrs. Isabel Nickel in Melrose, a.d.n. Isabel ; 

w. James Hilson, Robert Laurie. 
Dec. 12. John Martin and Janet Boston in Melrose, a.d.n. Isabel ; w. James 

Hilson, John Heitton. 
- ,,,..-15. Robert Fraizer and Betty Shiel in , a.d.n. Agnes; w. Nicol 

Milne, John Cochran. 



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'773- 
Dec 17. Thomas 1 urnbul and Margaret Forsan in Gattonside, a.s.n. Zerub- 

babel : \v Alexr. Brownfield, John Boston. 

'774- 
Jan. 2. James Corsbie and Janet Dalgleish in Eildon, a.d.n. Agnes ; \v. 

Thomas Brodie, James Scott. 
„ 9. John Fisher and Betty Gilles in Darnick, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. Thomas 

Marr, John Mein. 
„ 25. James Blaikie and Betty Turnbull in Langhaugh, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. 

John Dalghesh, Alexr. Wilson. 
„ 30. Mr. John Mercer and Mrs. Betty Wilkison in Melrose, a.s.n. George ; 

w. Jameb Sanderson, James Fringle. 
,, „ James Fringle and Isabel Layel in Melrose, a.s.n. Alexander. 
„ „ John Barckiay and Margaret Heart in Newstead, a.d.n. Jean ; w. for 

both the last, John Layel, John Gill. 
Feb. 13. John Mercer and Elizabeth Leyden in Darnick, a.s.n. John ; \v. 

James Hilson, Robert Grierson. 
,, 27. George Wight and Mary Slaiter in Darnick, a.d.n. Mary ; w. John 

Heitton, Robert Boston. 
,, „ John Pecoack and Agnes Waitt in Darnick, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. James 

Purves, George Wight. 
Mar. 13. Robert Phorson and Isabel Unns in Drygrange, a.s.n. Thomas ; \v. 

Andrew Lumsden, James Amos. 
,, „ Andrew Drimimond and Isabel Martin in Darnick, a.s.n. George ; w. 

Robert Phorson, James Amos. 
„ ,, Andrew Lumsden and Betty Baxter in Newstead, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. 

Andrew Drummond, James Marr. 
,, ,, James Amos and Nelly Hoy in Gateside, a.s.n. Adam ; w. Robert 

Phorsan, Andrew Drummond. 
April 10. John Milne and Alison Helhburton in Darnick, a.s.n. John ; w. 

Thomas Boston, Robert Mein. 
„ 24. William Gibson and Nelly Gill in Melrose, a.s.n. James ; w. John 

Gill, John Layel. 
„ ,, William Pringle and Mary Scott in Newstead, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 

William Gibson, John Layel. 
May 15. Alexander Cuthel and Peggy Thomson in Melrose, a.d.n. Isabel ; w. 

James Hilson, Alexander Gibson. 
June 3. Thomas Laidlaw and Peggy Thomson in Newtown, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 

Nicol Milne, John Barklay. 
„ 12. Richard Mein and Elizabeth Oliver in Eildon, a.s.n. Cornelius ; w. 

John Heitton, Robert Mein. 
July 13. Nicoll Milne and Margaret Rodger of Whitehill, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. 

William Clarke. 
,, 17. David Murray and Agnes Gray in Eildon, a.s.n. Alexander ; w. 

Thomas T^Iarr, .'\ndrew Heitton. 
„ 25. Robert Taket and Janet Penman in Melrose, a.s.n. John ; w. James 

Hilson, James Pringle. 
„ 31. Thomas Young and Elspath Smith in Gattonside, a.s.n. John ; w. 

Andrew Heitton, John Cochran. 
,, ,, John Cochran and Janet Vair in Newtown, a.d.n. Janet ; w. Thomas 

Young, Andrew Heitton. 
Aug. 17. John Walker and Peggy Ingles in Langhaugh, a.s.n. James ; w. John 

Dalgliesh, James Liddel. 
,, 21. Andrew Bunnie and Janet Haistie in Newstead, a.s.n. William ; w. 

John Layel, Walter Murray. 
Sept. II. George Ronaldson and Catharine Fisher in Melrose, a.d.n. Marion ; 

w. Andrew Heitton, Walter Murray. 
,, 13. John Gibson and Elizabeth Bulman in Blainslie, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. 

George Smith. 
,, 19. John Sibbald and Marion Brown in Eildon, a.d.n. .Agnes ; w. George 

Mercer, James Hilson. 



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1774- 
Sept. 19. George Mercer and Janet Heitton in Darnick, a.d.n. Janet ; w. John 

Heitton, Andrew Heitton. 
Oct. 9. Robert iMarr and Peggy Williamson in Melrose, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. 

Thomas Marr, James Wight. 
„ 23. Henry Cochran and Janet Lokie in Newtown, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 

Thomas Marr, John Heitton. 
Nov. 20. Thomas Mercer and Janet Haitlie in Melrose, a.s.n. Nicol ; w. David 

Fairbairn, Andrew Murray. 
„ „ David Fairbairn and Peggy Mercer in Melrose, a.d.n. Isabel ; w. 

Thomas Mercer, John Layel. 
,, 23. George Boyd and Isabel Blaikie in Colmslie, a.d.n. Jean ; w. Thomas 

Laidlaw, George Thomson. 
Dec. II. Andrew Nicol and Mary Mein in Newtown, a.d.n. Christian ; w. John 

Heitton, Robert Bunyie. 
„ 18. James Taitt and Jean Young in Darnick, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 

Andrew Murray, William Moffat. 
„ 23. James Usher and Peggy Grieve in Blainslie, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. 

Hugh Grieve, Robert Kirkwood. 
„ ,, Robert Kirkwood and Peggy Spittle in Blainslie, a.d.n. Mary ; w. 

James Usher, Hugh Grieve. 
,, „ Charles Ormiston and Agnes Karter in Blainslie, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. 

James Usher, Robert Kirkwood. 

1775- 
Jan. — Thomas Proctor and Mary Forsan in Melrose, a.s.n. Hart ; w. 

Thomas Broadie, Andrew Murray. 
„ 8. Mr. Frederic Maclagan, minister, aud Mrs. Christian Turnbul, a.s.n. 

Frederick ; w. James Hilson, John Layel. 
„ 15. Mr. John Mercer and Mrs. Betty Wilkison in Melrose, a.s.n. Thomas ; 

w. John Heitton, John Layel. 
„ 29. James Ronaldson and Elspath Gray in Darnick, a.s.n. George ; w. 

Thomas Marr, Robert Bunnie. 
Feb. 12. Andrew Ronaldson and Mary Lee in Darnick, a.s.n. George ; w. 

James Boston, Robert Bunnie. 
„ „ James Boston and Janet Hunter in Gattonside, a.d.n. Isabel ; w. 

Andrew Ronaldson, Walter Murray. 
„ 15. Nicol Milne and Isabel Thomson in Newtown, a.d.n. Helen ; w. 

Richard Mein, John Usher. 
Mar. 12. Alexander Bell and Jean Neill in Drygrange, a.s.n. Alexander ; w. 

John Layel, James Hilson. 
„ „ Robert Hilson and Suzanna Ballantine in Melrose, a.s.n. Walter ; w. 

John Layel, James Hilson. 
„ 24. John Moffat and Alison Louden in Ouplaw, a.d.n. Betty ; w. George 

Moffat, John Louden. 
„ „ George Moffat and Mary Mercer in Hagburn, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 

John Moffat, John Louden. 

1743- 
Aug. 6. Richard Park and Betty Louden in Hagburn, a.s.n. John ; w. . 

1775- 
Mar. 30. John Waugh and Alison Moffat in Blainslie, a.d.n. Mary ; w. James 

Stirling, James Scott. 
„ „ James Stirling and Nelly Kirkwood in Blainslie, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. 

John Waugh, James Scott. 
„ „ James Scott and Agnes Kirkwood in Blainslie, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 

John Waugh, James Stirling. 

1 77 1 (?)• 
Sept. 30. James Moffat and Agnes Dickson in Blainslie, a.s.n. James ; w. 
James Aitcheson, Simon Watherston. 
1772. 
Jan. 12. James Moffat and Agnes Dickson in Blainslie, a.d.n. Janet; w. 
William Moffat, John Wilson. 

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'775- 
April 28. James Moffat and Agnes Dickson in Blainslie, a.d.n. Isabel ; w. 



„ 30. James Dalgliesh and Alison Mercer in Gattonside, a.d.n. Alison ; w. 

James Purves, Robert Taket. 
„ „ John Miiir and Katharine Hope in Melrose, a d.n. Agnes ; w. David 

Thomson, Henry Hope. 
May 14. Colline Fairfowl and Christian Trotter in Melrose, by fornication, 

a.s.n. Robert ; \v. Robert Bunnie, Walter Murray. 
„ 28. David Milne in the parish of Eckeiis and Agnes Kairbairn in New- 
stead, a.s.n. John, in fornication, born June 12th, 1772 ; w. Andrew 

Pringle, William Barcklay. 
June 4. John P'a'ir and Nelly Smith in Gattonside, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. Andrew 

Heitton, Thomas Haig. 
,, ,. Thomas Haig and Janet Bunnie in Old Melrose, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 

John Fair, Andrew Heitton. 
„ „ Andrew Heitton and Janet Usher in Darnick, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 

Andrew Cook, William Vain 
„ „ William Vair and Janet Speden in Bridgend, a.d.n. Christian ; w. 

Andrew Cook, John Fair. 
„ „ Andrew Cook and Beatrix Porteus in Melrose, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. 

William Vair, John Fair. 
,, „ Nicol Stonhouse and Agnes Sibbald in Whitelees, a.d.n. Agnes ; w. 

Thomas Stonhouse, Nicol Milne. 
,, II. John Forsyth and Peggy Mason in Weslhouses, a.s.n. William ; w. 

John Layel, John Heitton. 
July 24. Robert Fairbairn and Jean Martin in Newtown, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 

Adam Milne, James Hilson. 
Aug. 20. John Mein and Nelly Stonhouse in Newstead, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. 

Thomas Stonhouse, James Purves. 
Sept. 3. James Pringle and Isabel Layel in Melrose, a.s.n James ; w. James 

Hilson, John Layel. 
„ „ Thomas Laidlaw and Peggy Thomson in Newtown, a.d.n. Christian ; 

w. James Pringle, Thomas Marr. 
„ 10. John Smith and Mary Williamson in Darnick, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. 

James Williamson, James Wight. 
„ 17. Robert Stewart and Janet Taitt in Gattonside, a.d.n. Mary ; w. 

Robert Bunnie, Andrew Heitton. 
„ 24. Michael Paterson and Nelly Stevenson in Darnick mains, two sons 

named John and William ; w. James Knox, John Burnet. 
Oct. 15. George Hog and Peggy Ramsay in Melrose, a.s.n. Andrew; w. 

Robert Scott, Andrew Heitton. 
„ ,, Robert Scot and Isabel Ronaldson in Newsteid, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. 

George Hoy, Andrew Heitton. 
Nov. 5. Andrew Bell and Janet Pringle in Broomhill, a.s.n. James ; w. Andrew 

Pringle, James Hilson. 
,, 12. John Heitton and Marion Burnet in Darnick, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. John 

Layel, John Boston. 
„ 26. William Chisholm and Agnes Heitton in Darnick, a.s.n. John ; w. 

John Heitton, Walter Murray. 
Dec. 10. George Bell and Peggy Martin in Melrose, a.s.n. George : w. Robert 

Ballantine, James Pringle. 
„ ,, Robert Ballantine and Hetty Scott in Melrose, a.s.n. Thomas ; w. 

George Bell. William Ballantine. 
1776. 
Jan. 7. David Burton and Jean (irahamsiie in Danieltown, a.d.n. Jean ; w. 

Thomas Broadie, William Hoy. 
„ 21. Gideon Coilart and Margaret Stewart in Darnick, a.s.n. Robert; w. 

Andrew Heitton, Adam Maben. 
„ „ John Martin and Janet Boston in Melrose, a.d.n. Margaret : u. James 

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Jan. 26. Thomas Young and Elspath Smith in Gattonside, a.s.n. raylor ; w. 

John Boston, James Marr. 
Feb. 4. William Stoddart and Agnes Fisher in Newtoun, a.s n. Robert ; 

vv. 

„ II. John Burnet and Isabel Cribbes in Darnick mains, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 

William Turner, John Heitton. 
„ „ William Turner and Katharine Marr in Gattonside, a.d.n. Isabel ; w. 

John Burnet, John Layel. 
„ 18. Andrew Pringle and Nelly Cairncross in Newsteid, a.s.n. James ; vv. 

James Pringle, James Hilson. 
Mar. 3. Robert Scott and Christian Craig in Danielton, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 

George Scott, Thomas Marr. 
,, 10. William Gibson and Nelly Gill in Melrose, a.s.n. John ; w. John Gill, 

Robert Bunnyie. 
„ 24. Andrew Bunnie and Janet Haistie in Newsteid, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 

James Hilson, Robert Mein. 
April 7. James Amos and Nelly Hoy in Gattonside, a.d.n. Helen ; John 

Elliot, Adam Maben. 
„ „ John Elliot and Isabel Bunnie in Newsteid, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 

James Amos, John Heitton. 
„ 14. William Pringle and Mary Scott in Newsteid, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 

James Crosbie, Thomas Vair. 
„ „ James Crosbie and Janet Dalgliesh in Eildon, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 

William Pringle, John Layel. 
„ „ Thomas Vair and Peggy Burnet in Darnick, a.d.n. Mary ; w. James 

Crosbie, William Pringle. 
„ 15. John Dalgliesh and Margaret Renwick in Langhaugh, a.d.n. 

Isabel. 
„ 21. George Mein and Margaret Dods in Newsteid, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; w. 

James Wight, Robert Mein. 
May 5. John Barcklay and Isabel Cochrane in Newtoun, a.s.n., John ; w. 

Robert Bunnie, Andrew Heitton. 
„ „ Andrew Weddel and Janet Summervil in Langshaw, a.s.n. John ; w 

Adam Meban, John Layel. 
„ 28. John Laurie and Joanna Ballantine in Drygrange, a.d.n. Alison ; w. 

John and Thomas Slaiters. 
June 2. James Reid and Janet Shiel in Newtown, a.s.n. William ; w. James 

Hilson, George Laurie. 
„ 9. George Wight and Mary Slaiter in Darnick, a.s.n. George ; w. John 

Heitton, Thomas Boston. 
„ „ Richard Park and Elizabeth Louden in Hagburn, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. 



„ 16. John Heitton and Margaret Taitt in Melrose, .s.n. John ; w. Robert 

Marr, John Walker. 
„ „ Robert Marr and Peggy Williamson in Melrose, a.s.n. Adam ; w. 

James and Thomas Williamsons. 
„ „ John Walker and Margaret Ingles in Eildon, a.s.n. Alexander ; w. 

James Williamsone, James Wight. 
„ „ James Kirkwood and Isabel Pringle in Langshaw, a.d.n. Mary ; w 

John Hatton, John Walker. 
„ 21. John Sibbald and Marion Brown in Eildon, a.d.n. Elizabeth ; 

James Marr, Robert Mein. 
July 25. Robert Bunnie and Isabel Hoy in Newstead, a.s.n. John ; w. George 

Scott, John Heitton. 
,, 29. Mr. Frederic Maclagan, minister, and Mrs. Christian Turnbul, a.s.n. 

William ; w. John Layel, John Usher. 
Aug. 25. James Bulman and Nelly Lunn in Darnick, a.d.n. Bettv : w. John 

Heitton, Thomas Stonhouse. 
Sept. 6. Richard Mein and Elizabeth Oliver in Eildon, a.s.n. Abraham ; w. 

James Laidlaw, John Mein. 



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1776. 

Sept. 8. James Graham and NellyScott in Newhouses, a.d.n. Nelly ; w. George 

Scott, William Maben. 
„ 9. The deceased Robert Forsan and Isabel Unns in Newstead, a.s.n. 

Andrew ; w. John Mein, Captain Robert Mein. 
„ 15. John Muir and Catharine Hop in Melrose, a.s.n. Thomas; w. John 

Henderson, George Scott. 
„ „ John Henderson and Janet Mercer in Gattonside, two sons named 

Nicol and Robert ; w. John Muir, George Scott. 
„ 22. John Brack and Barbara Bower in Newtown, a.s.n. John ; w. James 

-Scott, Robert Mein. 
„ „ James Scott and Isabel Gilles in Danieltown, a.d.n. Anne ; w. John 

Layel, Adam Maben. 
„ 29. John Barcklay and Peggy Heart in Newstead, a.s.n. Andrew ; w. 

Robert Heart, Andrew Heitton. 
„ ,, Robert Heart and Peggy Marjoribanks in Newsteid : a.d.n. Janet ; 

w. Andrew Pringle, James Hilson. 
Oct. 13. John Fisher and Betty Gilles in Darnick, a.s.n. John ; w. John 

Heitton, James Purves. 
,, 18. John Frier and Peggy Bathgate in AUanshaws, a.d.n. Janet ; w. 

Thomas Frier. 
„ 27. Robert Fairbairn and Jean Martin in Newtown, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 

Andrew Murray, Thomas Brodie. 
„ ,, Andrew Lumsden and Betty Baxter in Newstead, a.s n. Andrew ; w. 

James Blaikie, David Kyle. 

1774- 
April 4. John Dalgleish and Peggy Renwick in Langhaugh, a.s.n. William ; w. 

George and James Browns. 
Nov. 14. Thomas Turnbul and Margaret Forson in Gattonside, a.d.n. Betty ; 
w. Alexr. Brownfield, James .Marr. 

,, 18. Thomas Proctor and Mary Forsan in Gattonside, a.s.n. ; w. 

Alexr. Brownfield, James Marr. 
Dec. 15. John Goven and Jean Brownfield in Gattonside, a.s.n. James ; w. 
Alexander Brownfield, Robert Williamson. 
„ „ Alexr. Brownfield and Isabel Beanston in Gattonside, a.s.n. Alex- 
ander ; w. John Goven, Robert Williamson. 
„ „ Robert Williamson and Mary Stewart in Gattonside, a.s.n. James ; 

w. Alexr. Brownfield, James Wight. 
„ 24. John Idington and Elspath Wilkison in Drygrange, a.d.n. Joanna; 

w. John Laurie, Adam Nicol. 
1777. 
Jan. 5. James Ronaldson and Euphan Gray in Darnick, a.d.n. Margaret ; w. 
Andrew Heitton, James Hilson. 
12. George Laurie and Jean Stoddart in Danielton, a.s.n. Robert ; w. 

George Stoddart, Robert Grierson. 
„ John Milne and Alison Helliburton in Darnick, a.d.n. Alison ; w. 

George Laurie, John Layel. 
19. George Bell and Peggy .Martin in Melrose, a.s.n. Andrew : w. 

William Moffat, Robert Mercer. 
,, Robert Mercer and Elspath Shiel in Gattonside, a.s.n. James ; w. 

William Moffat, George Bell. 
26. John Cochran and Janet Vair in Eildon, a.s.n. Alexander; w. Adam 
Milne, Adam Maben. 
Feb. 7. James Usher and Peggy Grieve in Blainslie, a.s.n.